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PHONENGA

A Phonenga consists of a Tanka sequence capped by a two-liner. The subject matter refers to the telephone. A Phonenga can either be done solo or with a partner. The Phonenga was created by Alexis K. Rotella on the 21 March 1997.

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

EXAMPLES :

CREAMY VOICE by Alexis K. Rotella
THE CALLER by ai li
A MOTHER with ai li and Alexis K. Rotella

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CREAMY VOICE

A solo Phonenga by Alexis K. Rotella
21 March 1997

 

 

His creamy voice
on the answering
machine
asking to go
for coffee

 

 

Lunar eclipse in Scorpio
and the first day of Spring

 

 

 

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

____________________________________________________________________

 

 

THE CALLER

A solo Phonenga by ai li
21 March 1997

 

 

 

the caller
in a pay phone
across the street
sniffing
my underwear

 

 

drawing the curtains
in suspenders

 

 

 

 

Copyright ai li 1997

____________________________________________________________________

 

 

A MOTHER

A Phonenga between ai li and Alexis K. Rotella
London and Los Gatos, California
21 - 22 March 1997

 

 

 

a mother
on mother's day
listening
to all
the old messages

 

 

the pre-printed Hallmark cards
lining her vanity

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright ai li and Alexis K. Rotella 1997

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