tanka

bySenna Jawa©









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birds play back-up
for airconditioners
will it rain?

I have no wings
but I moved more than birds


1998-05-15

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moonsize apples
i couldn't see their other side
chose plums

the gardener tells me:
your hair's so gray

1998-02-20


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When U fly by an 18-passenger plane U may
see the two pilots sitting in their open cock-pit.
Before they take the plane into air they grab
some levers above their heads--they raise their
arms, each of them one. The pilot on the left
raises his right arm and reaches to the right;
and the pilot on the right raises his left arm and
reaches to the left; so that their forearms form an
"X" in a powerful and friendly gesture.





in front
the two forearms cross
the equation takes off

passengers
read and nap


1997-10-25



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in the far sky
a swallow vanishes
thru a black crack

I hug my friend
fare well!


1997



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silver tree
in the sky
then thunder

it takes years
to understand einstein


1997


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jews talk about
their old neighborhood
of prophets

about the unseen
ever present neighbor


1997



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snow!
after twelve years
dry air
lips hurt
for a kiss
for a long one


1996-02-03


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two days
no more snow
small town
naked
and cold


1996-02-05



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*

is it the other ship
or mine
moving
in the fog

will I see her
tomorrow


1997


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we stopped on the bridge
what time is it she asked

i took the watch
off my wrist
and let it be carried away
by the dark water below


1997




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the last summer concert
---- in san jose ----


would you like to dance with a stranger?
she looked at me why not?
slow dance
then she had to rush to san francisco



1995-10-30



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(1)


a monkey types
my ascii code
my green butterflies
will feed another owner
of a mechanical horse




(2)


cra(z)y monkey
don't type
control D
a long and winding river
will pour
thru my heart


1996-01-10


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make tanka
like your dreams
she advised you too
would be mean like her
if you had such nightmares



1998-03-09/10


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