Micropoetry #17 (Tanka)

 

I

a treepie alights

on the wooden window sill

for biscuit crumbs

I hide behind the blue door

to pick words from morning bowl

 

 

II

 

to step in or not

a shy, hesitant winter’s

clumsy feet quiver

shiulis* are yet to arrive

for the leased out date palm trees

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*Shilulis are people collecting sap of date palm trees to make date palm jaggery, a delicacy of West Bengal.

 

 

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