This is my first attempt of writing a Tanka! The inspirations behind are the complexities and adversities of modern life. This picture was clicked by my daughter Anindhya through the car window, during a recent road trip. Despite all her efforts to click a complete view of the sun, what she could get is, the disturbed vision of the evening sun, slashed by electric cables running across the roadside. The irony is, how nature gets hampered with development. But despite all these paradoxes, nature teaches us lessons to face life back with courage after all hardships.
Disrupted, doleful dusk
With tattered and scattered sun
To regain its beauty back
For another smiling dawn
— Sangeeta Mishra
Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry containing 31 syllables in 5 lines composed of 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count, traditionally evoking human emotions.