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Untitled Tanka

That tragic spring day I felt like a headless man in a topless bar — Beside myself with grieving and nowhere to hang my hat. Advertisements

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aspen leaves flutter — two quaking hearts in the wind — and we are not trees sustained by deep clenching roots but ants at the grand picnic

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Found Tanka: Hippolyta, A Midsummer NIght’s Dream, I.1

…Dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a Silver bow new-bent In heaven, shall behold the Night of our solemnities.

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I’m incredibly honored…

…to be an occasional guest author on Mari Sanchez Cayuso’s amazing poetry/art blog StarsRainSunMoon. Today, read my poem tanka on Mari’s blog.

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spring love tanka

it is rain that melts the winter’s snow, better than any sunny day like your tears that wore away the stony husk of my heart

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tanka: you lay yourself bare…

you lay yourself bare before me in classical proportions — your grief laden, pendulous, hips curved around the womb of losing

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tanka: blooming

sometimes the full moon burns through the black caul of night the same for us both   and fin to fin you and I swim, our scales blooming bright red

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