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CATANGA

A Catanga consists of one tanka sequence capped by a two-liner. The subject matter refers to the feline species. A Catanga can be done solo or with a partner. It was created by Alexis K. Rotella on the 20 March 1997.

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

 

EXAMPLES :

SLEEK CAT by Alexis K. Rotella
BLUE BOWL by Alexis K. Rotella
IN MOURNING by ai li
MISSING with ai li and Alexis K. Rotella

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SLEEK CAT

A solo Catanga by Alexis K. Rotella
20 March 1997

 

 

 

Their sleek cat
patrols the house
to make sure
nothing
has changed.

 

 

In his next life
he'll come back as sheriff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

BLUE BOWL

A solo Catanga by Alexis K. Rotella
20 March 1997

 

 

 

 

The new
handmade fruit bowl
becomes
a den
for the cat.

 

 

His purring
heats the ceramic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

IN MOURNING

A solo Catanga by ai li
19 March 1997

 

 

 

aware of
everyone
in mourning
the little
white cat

 

 

she sits on the porch
       where his rocker was

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright ai li 1997

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

MISSING

A Catanga by ai li and Alexis K. Rotella
London and Los Gatos, California
19 March 1997

 

 

 

missing cat
now home
fast asleep
on the
eiderdown

 

 

we rush out to buy him
gourmet treats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright ai li and Alexis K. Rotella 1997

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