painting by Ichiro Tsuruta 鶴田-郎, 1954
Her face a white mask,
stone jewels her guardians;
carnellian lips her invitation;
a portal each escapes into —
doom’s dissonant stay.
Colleen M. Chesebro is the host of Tanka Tuesday. Colleen says:
This week, choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic poem. Think about the different ways you can use color in a poem.