Olive Trees – A Tanka Poem by Anita Bacha

Tailspin autumn wind,
Dry leaves crush under my boots,
Spring is far away,
Olive trees in full blossom,
Pedicured feet in flip flops.

Artwork Olive Trees – Season Autumn Spring -André Claude Monet, 1884.

Dear friends and readers,
This is my first tanka poem. I hope that you enjoy it.
What is a tanka poem? One may ask.Is it similar to the haiku poem ?
A tanka or short poem originates in Japan just like the haiku poem.It is a free verse, 31 syllables poem written in five lines. The basic structure of the tanka is 5-7-5-7-7, whereas the haiku consists of three lines and 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 format.
Furthermore, the third line shifts from the imagery in the beginning lines to a reflective metaphor in the closing lines


Many more tanka poems to come for your eyes only.
Thank you for reading.

Anita Bacha.

Haiku Poems by Anita Bacha

Many thanks to Japan Society London for selecting my poem as Haiku of the Week on June 22 2022.

Dear friends and readers,

Find out more selected haiku poems from other haiku poets at

japansociety.org.uk/haiku-corner

Sharing a few other haiku poems with you here. Trust you will find pleasure in reading them. As the Master of Haiku, Matsuo Bashō reflects-

“Reading haiku is as much an art as writing it. The reader needs to pause and listen to the silences, to feel the spaces between the words and to journey into the depth of many multi-colored words.“

Strolling down the beach
The smell of seaweeds throw back
Heartache memories

One yellow blossom
Midst of golden barley field
A poem is born

Sweet white peonies
Your scent on my pillows
Nights without days

June wheat fields are gold
Basketfuls of freshly baked
Bread in every home

That’s about all for today, dear friends. Thank you for reading. Happy Friday. Blissful end of the week.

Anita Bacha.

Tropical Hues – Haiku Poems by Anita Bacha

The call of the sea
Holds me spellbound as I surf
Up and down the waves

Sunrise golden blades

Slicing coconut tree leaves

Green peacock feathers

Photography attribution c Bernd Gisske

The call of the sea

Holds me spellbound as I surf

Up and down the waves

Photography attribution c Oceanvibration

Ethereal sunset

Evening wraps our desires

Nothing is amiss

My photography shot at Hibiscus Boutique Hotel Mauritius

From light to darkness

Stark and bereft of colors

Joyful tomorrow

My photography evening shot at Casita Mauritius

Rising sun at dawn

Awakening of the soul

A moment in time

My photography shot at Tombeau Bay Mauritius

Thank you for viewing and reading, my dear friends and readers.

Mauritius is a beautiful inland in the Indian Ocean. From morning to night, it brims with exquisite colors. Mark Twain said it all ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven ; heaven was copied after Mauritius’.

Anita Bacha

Spotlight Poetry – Haiku – Fragrant Summer Days – A poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

© Tatiana Iliina, Aurtora Australis, 2021 Today’s foliageHeralding morn auroraFragrant summer days Heaven’s wings outstretchedDawn’s gold fanfare …

Spotlight Poetry – Haiku – Fragrant Summer Days – A poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

Spotlight Poetry – Haiku – In the Silence of the Night – A poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

© Koitsu Tsuchiya, Manazuru Port, c. 1912-1926 (Taisho Period) Silvery moonlightIn the silence of the nightTwo lovers weave dreams Harbour verdant …

Spotlight Poetry – Haiku – In the Silence of the Night – A poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

Spotlight Poetry – Haiku – Red Hibiscus Blooms – A Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

© Yogamy Ferreras-Farley, Hibiscus, 2019 Red hibiscus bloomsPalm trees sun-kissed catch the breezeWaves crash on the shore Braced by tidal …

Spotlight Poetry – Haiku – Red Hibiscus Blooms – A Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

Summer Vibes – Haiku Poems by Anita Bacha

On the wings of dawn

Pretty sunflowers unfold

Summer morn kudos

Sunflowers at dawn

Intertwined fingers

Summer floral parasol

Ethereal moments

Blooming flowers in tropical island, Mauritius

In the summer heat
Butterfly sits on best loved
Garden cone flower

Orange Cone Flower

Tropical sunshine
Flit butterfly can’t resist
Kissing orange bloom

Butterfly and orange flower

In the summer heat
Blue wisteria blazing
Over garden wall

Blue Wisteria

Opalescent beads
Last night showers on her folds
Yellow hibiscus

Hibiscus flowers

Many more flowers and haikus to come, my dear friends and readers. Enjoy these for the moment, brought to you with love.

Anita Bacha

Poetry – Hues of Midday Sun – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James.

© Pamela Gatens, Summer Sun Spots, 2019 ☀️ Hues of midday sun🔥 Flaming burnt orange roses💙 Cerulean sky☀️ Wonder golden crowned🔥 Silence furnaced …

Poetry – Hues of Midday Sun – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James.

Poetry – Between the Leaves – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

🍃 Between the leaves🥀 Red rose petals🌞 From me to you🍃 Summer verdant drifts🥀 Love’s floral fragrance embraced🌞 Morning’s sails unfurled What …

Poetry – Between the Leaves – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

ASK THE ROSE

Every  moment is a day 
Every day is a moment 
Life brings joy et al
and its share of downfall 
Life is empty 
without its spontaneity 
As we grow old 
our perspectives evolve 
Autumn’s  rose petals fall 
for spring buds to sprout 
Life doesn’t mean to possess 
life  means to let go

Why ask the rose?

From the bud to the sparkling full bloom 

From the full bloom to the withering rose, the rose tells her story 

Each stage of our life has a story to tell similar to the rose 

Fervor of first kiss

Innocent as a mistake

Blush of a pink rose

Ardor of first crush

Burning fire rising to flame

Whiff of a red rose

A single pink rose

In my lone winter garden

Rich with love fragrance

Wanting to flower

Like the morning rose

Living life anew

A burnt orange rose

Pressed between crumbling pages

Old relationship

Cyclone aftermath

Inundated flower beds

Petals soak in tears

Cyclone is blowing

Roses lamentably fall

Colored waterfalls

Thank you for viewing and for reading, my dear friends and readers!

Anita Bacha.

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