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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3
 

TANKA

CarrieAnn Thunell
 

taking up the brush
my soul flies with the birds
time and hand
dissolve
into splashes of color

 

there are brief moments
when the window between
my teen son and I
opens a crack
for a waterfall of words

 

applause once covered
Keith Jarret like rain—
the CD
takes me back
too many decades

 


CarrieAnn Thunell CarrieAnn Thunell is an ecology and peace activist, backpacker, nature photographer, artist, and poet. She edited and produced the Nisqually Delta Review from February of 2005 through September of 2007. Her work has appeared in over 82 journals and has been published in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Romania, and the USA. CAT judged the long poetry division of the 2007 Frontiers in Writing contest. She has closed NDR to focus on backpacking, art, and writing.