A New Phase of Life – A Tanka Poem by Anita Bacha

The rose has fallen,

On the stem, a bud opens,

A new phase of life,

On a bed of thorns, she thrives,

Bleeding words of innocence.

Anita Bacha

Author: Anita Bacha

Creative and inspirational writer of stories, poetry, and haikus I am also an addictive reader of novels, poetry, haiku, and children's storybooks. I am the author of SOUL POETRY a book of inspirational poems, verses, and quotes published by Partridge India (2015) The Maker of Miracles (2006) published in the USA by Dorrance Publishing and My Journey with God (2008) published under the banner of Sai Towers, India is the narration about my spiritual journey. My new poetry book INK Echo of life and love published by Éditions de L’Ocean Indien (2019) in Mauritius, my birth country is a collection of love poems extolling the feelings and desires of women. The Princess and the Crow is my first storybook for children, released by Austin Macauley Publishers London in March 2019. Two years later, I was inspired to write and published two other books - WAKASHIO, a storybook for children, and PINK MOON - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HAIKU POEMS. I love to write. I guess my writing has a special cliché of island 🌴 life, natural, unpretentious, and full of beauty.

19 thoughts on “A New Phase of Life – A Tanka Poem by Anita Bacha”

    1. Thank you so much for reading and for the feedback. Very much appreciated.
      I am new at writing tanka. It’s challenging and quite tricky.
      We have to observe the syllables count 5/7/5/7/7. Additionally, the third line shifts from the descriptive imagery in the beginning lines into a reflective metaphor.
      In my attempt to write a perfect Japanese tanka poem, I hope I have conveyed my feelings about the spirit of the rose and as you rightly say ‘the rose still remains stronger by the day .’
      Thank you once more.

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    2. Dear Anita,

      I concur with Francochuks. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 WELL DONE, ANITA 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

      Even as a new bud opens, I mourn the fallen rose🥀.

      You are obviously enjoying your new talent in composing tanka poems!

      Yours sincerely,

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      1. Dear Anita,

        You are welcome! It is my pleasure and honour to read your poems and to interact with you intelligently.

        It seems that we have something in common: we both like writing poems. Usually, poets do not bother to explain how they have composed their poems. However, I occasionally make a very good effort at explaining the inner workings of my poems, especially in the following post. I welcome your feedback there.


        Yours sincerely,


      2. Dear Anita,

        As far as I know, you have visited my said post before. However, I have improved and extended the post a great deal since your previous visits.

        By the way, my friend and colleague Craig Eisemann still remembers you well, as you have communicated with him on my website in the past. He would be very pleased if you were too communicate with him again.

        Yours sincerely,

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  1. Beautifully penned My Friend. Love the supporting image too. Just had to pen a response.
    Opened in silence
    Memories forgotten weep
    Waiting a new dawn
    The whisper of love’s lost dreams
    Pain stained sail guilt’s ocean deep

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