Koi
a book of tanka by K J Sheerin

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Koi: a book of tanka by K J Sheerin

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Paperback: 118 pages
Publisher: armchairpublishing
ISBN: 9780980730852
Trim size: 148 x 210 mm
 
Synopsis   
In the tanka below, you can see why the form is so enduring, and lends itself to any occasion. The first example came about when a friend provided morning tea for one of the writing groups I attend. It was ginger crunch, one of my favourite slices, but alas, it wasn’t to be. A tooth on my dental plate came out, but to be fair, it had been loose for ages.   

the ginger crunch
came with a warning
–over cooked
my sweet tooth the victim
of the very first bite

This second example also screamed out when seen.

a fiery orb
behind a pink sky
at sunset–
so much brilliance
to herald a new day

The book’s name KOI  comes from the following  tanka and is typical of the author’s work.

koi
in their kimono
mesmerize
–mirror
the sublime
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