just this morning the first magnolia buds opening— my mother’s unwed initials on the suitcase she brought east
Issue 11.3 | 16 November 2011
Good decision to have the dash after opening so it's not an overt pivot line. Simply wonderful tanka, and one I've enjoyed reading a few times already.
Alan, With Words
Thank you, Alan, for taking the time to comment. So glad it sustained a few reads — that's a lovely compliment!
my first time ever thanking someone for writing something I truly appreciate reading. Heartfelt thanks, Linda
Thanks so much, Linda — that's very touching to hear.
Excellent work Hannah. I absolutely love this tanka.
Oh, thanks, John!
I just discovered this, Hannah, and keep rereading it. Another I wish I had written!!
clouded sky between the branches crab apples
Lovely–there was a magnolia tree on the street where my mother lived for decades. Best wishes, Ellen
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