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Why I Love This Beautiful Winter

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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.

Comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 20, 2021:

Thanks Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 20, 2021:

I enjoyed reading your collection of poems. You expressed many feelings in merely a few words. Well done!

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 19, 2021:

Thanks, Lora for your kind comments. Appreciated.

Lora Hollings on February 19, 2021:

Skillful use of metaphors. You did a very good job at creating mood and emotions with this type of poetry. I really enjoyed your poems.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 19, 2021:

Thanks Ann

Ann Carr from SW England on February 19, 2021:

Great poem, picking up lots of detail.

Ann

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks MG

MG Singh emge from Singapore on February 18, 2021:

Nice poem Ravi. In India not much of winter except in the northern region. I love all seasons each has its own charm.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 18, 2021:

Some nice writing.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks Tuli

Tuli Banerjee from Kolkata on February 18, 2021:

Nicely expressed Tanka poems. Thank you for sharing this well-presented piece.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks, James. Yes a Tanka has 5 stanzas( including the subheading) which is the starting point.

James C Moore from Joliet, IL on February 18, 2021:

I notice your poem's rhythm. I see that a sub heading precedes each stanza. Is that also part of the Tanks style? And hey I love winter. It's the great equalizer forcing everyone and everything to adapt.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks Bill

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 18, 2021:

A very nice tanka. It seems so odd that some people dislike certain seasons....they are a part of nature. That's like saying you dislike nature, or so it seems to me. I celebrate being alive for each season.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks Devika

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 18, 2021:

Winter is another season that many like or dislike. Your poetry is well written and expressed.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 18, 2021:

Thanks John.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 18, 2021:

Lovely winter poetry Ravi. Nice imagery.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 17, 2021:

Thanks Misbah

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 17, 2021:

very nice piece of work

I like the compilation set of the poetry

thanks for sharing

blessings

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 17, 2021:

Thanks Chitangada

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 17, 2021:

Beautiful and well composed Tanka poetry. Thank you for sharing.

Deshsewak Kuldeep Bhagat from A TO Z Exim Shopping Mart on February 17, 2021:

Exillent ji

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on February 17, 2021:

Thanks Rosina

Rosina S Khan on February 17, 2021:

Great Modern Tanka poetry about winter days, Ravi. Wonderfully crafted and I enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing.

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