Mother’s Day 2004 – tanka from LYNX A Journal for Linking Poets

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I remembered a tanka sequence I wrote the year my mother was called Home, and that Jane and Werner Reichhold published my poems.  So I found the sequence in their archives to share here.  Blogs help me organize my work!  http://ahapoetry.com

Mother’s Day 2004
in loving memory of Enola M. Borgh

You gave your life
to Language and us
reading your work
fills the long hours
I freely gave to your care

How you worked to live
and were unafraid to die
remembering how
you basked in the books
I read aloud

the photo of us by
the graves at the
family reunion
“Woman, why
w
eepest thou?” *

* From John 20: 15 (KJV)

LYNX 2004.

The picture is courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.