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Tag: tanka

breakfast

the bowl holds five yolks

from three eggs ::

suddenly thinking about

the lives of the chickens… Read the rest

in the train window
a flock of black birds
against the indigo sky
and like ghost birds
the reflections of streetlights… Read the rest

25 Canadian Tanka Poets in French and English : Atlas Poetica

I’m amazed and honored to see a poem I wrote included in this collection of Canadian tanka. There is even a translation into French (not by me) — a first for me.

one petal
from the princess tree
clings to the windshield—
I drive away
looking in the mirror

un pétale
de l’arbre impérial
s’accroche au pare-brise
je démarre
en regardant dans le rétroviseur

via 25 Canadian Tanka Poets in French and English : Atlas Poetica.… Read the rest

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