the chiming clock
begins to wind down . . .
five months of quarantine
yet still the roses bloom
and red birds sing
This tanka was published in October, but obviously was written in early summer. We are now nine months into this pandemic. Writing is a wonderful relief as we isolate ourselves. Like so many poets, I find my writing has been changed by the pandemic.
The Official Journal of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, October 2020 issue
A lovely tanka to perfectly fit the conditions. Congratulations on it being published, Mary. 🙂 — Suzanne
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