it's a dream and yet...
the mermaid with dark hair
diving into the wreck
Published on the World Kigo Database
Reprinted on Rabble
Note: Adrienne Rich, one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at her home. As Margalit Fox rightly emphasized in his New York Times article , Rich brought "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century."
Poetry is not a healing lotion, an emotional massage, a kind of linguistic aromatherapy.
A Room of My Own: Border Gate Tanka - a touch of winter sunlight ... the barefoot boy waits with two backpacks at the border gate Note: My haiku below could be read as a sequel to the tanka abov...