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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

TANKA

CarrieAnn Thunell

A cabin
deep in the woods.
Each day
my hermitage dream
is clear-cut and paved.

 

Moonrise
above the pitch-pines.
Eddies
of phosphorescence
light high-tide.

 

Nowhere
for tumbleweeds
in the city-
Longing for open spaces
and roads less traveled.

 

Can the rain
wash all color from the rose?
Just so, these tears
will never wash away
our love, despite the storms.

 

My sun-drenched
tea cup is almost too hot.
I sit
near the window sipping
last night's love-memories

 


CarrieAnn Thunell CarrieAnn (CAT) Thunell is the editor of the Nisqually Delta Review, http://NisquallyDeltaReview.bravehost.com . She is an artist, poet, columnist, interviewer, and book reviewer, and has been published in over 50 magazines. Currently she is writing articles for SP Quill and White Lotus. When not writing, CAT is an avid backcountry camper and nature photographer. She has two chapbooks out, Sonnets From The Scandinavian, and Blue-Grey Currents, A Haijin Hikes In And Around The Olympic Penninsula.