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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4

TANKA

CarrieAnn Thunell
 

This rose bush
has far too many thorns
for a bird
to take shelter in.
So like ambivalent love.

 

One moon
full of drizzling rain.
Swollen falls—
the turbulence spreads
like ink over my soul.

 

The tide
comes in, goes out
in rhythms.
Rising, falling, my breath
joins the dance.

 

Winter moon—
he brought it to me
in a cup of tea.
And like that small moon,
I waver.

 

I skipped
a stone across
the river.
It sank from view
and tumbled on unseen.

 


CarrieAnn (CAT) Thunell is the editor of the Nisqually Delta Review,
http://NisquallyDeltaReview.bravehost.com. She currently writes 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.