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.
cattails: The Official Journal of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, October 2020 issue
Three tanka published in the winter edition of Gusts, Contemporary Tanka, the journal of Tanka Canada. It’s always a huge thrill to be included in this special journal of tanka. I’ll offer them one at a time.
Gusts no. 32, Fall/Winter 2020
lapis lazuli, delft blue and French ultramarine . . . the blueness of blue in these tired veins just won’t let go