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Why I Love This Beautiful Winter

Ravi is a traveler and foodie who loves to visit off-the-beaten-track places and understand the culture, history and customs behind them.

A series of tankas on the beauties of winter

A series of tankas on the beauties of winter

Modern Tanka poetry adheres to the syllable count of five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third, and seven in lines four and five (5/7/5/7/7).


A wintry day at work

gazing outside the window

red-blue violets

prance under the wintry skies

Thank God it is Friday.


Quiet winter sunset

again fills us with deep hope

as we walk hand in hand

searching for common feelings

to sustain our fragile love.


Calm, foggy morning

my thoughts in deep solitude

disturbed brazenly

by the sorrowful mourning

of a brokenhearted cuckoo.


Dim midwinter day

my mind flies in large circles

Christmas is nearby….

only one question worth asking

will she accept my love for her?


The voice of wintry winds

remind me of yesterday

your words resonating

the sheer feeling of wholeness

of a delighted lover.

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