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Puente and Tanka Poetry

Her work was included in anthologies as Tanka Journal, edited by Glenn Lyvers, and The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry, edited by Yossi Faybish.

Puente Tanka Poem for Humanity

Night terrors and dreads

shape the collective actor

~ in the true, grey light~

the malady of life and

the stillness of the churches.

Poem by Marieta Maglas


The collective actor refers to a collective identity. Sociologists like Alain Touraine and Alberto Melucci used this type of identity to describe some social movements, in which the relationships are influenced by cognition and emotion. David Emile Durkheim specified that the morals and the goals can help the individuals gain a collective identity. Also, in his work, Alexander Wendt explained how constructivism can generate some alliances as collective groups.

Puente Poetry is created by James Rasmusson and contains three stanzas. The first stanza is thematically different and adjacent to the third one. Their number of lines is an option, but it must be equal in both. The second stanza contains only a line as a bridge. It must be at the same time a part of the first and of the third section of the poem.

Tanka is a Japanese sonnet. It includes metaphors, similes, and personifications arranged in five lines. Tanka is a 31-syllable poem.

© 2020 Marieta Maglas