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!

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
eepest thou?” *

* From John 20: 15 (KJV)

LYNX 2004.

The picture is courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.

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