The last camellia . . . (tanka)

In the latest issue of GUSTS, I’m so pleased to have three tanka published. I will enter each of the three poems separately in my blog. Remember, tanka is best read aloud so you can hear the music in the poem.


GUSTS no. 35, Contemporary Tanka,
Spring/Summer  2022 (Tanka Canada)

the last camellia
blooms in late winter—
it has taken a lifetime
for me to notice
beauty in myself

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