Thursday, 11 May 2017

3 poems by Stephen Toft

Three Tanka Poems


I.
shouting
my poem into
the wind
it disappears,
gains meaning

II.
setting off
before dawn
the stars
frozen
onto our car

III.
sitting down
to write tanka;
a field of snow
darkens
towards dusk





Stephen Toft is a poet and homelessness worker who lives in Lancaster, UK with his girlfriend and their children. His first collection "the kissing bridge" was published by Red Moon Press in 2008 and in December 2016 Scars Publications released his chapbook "naming a storm: haiku and tanka".

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