I always thought
mother’s silk pillow cases
a luxury
now that they are mine I dream
silk worms threading light to light

18 Responses

  1. Lynne Says:

    That's so lovely, Marjorie.

  2. Sheila Sondik Says:

    What a wonderful tanka to wake up to! Sensual and deep.

  3. mojotales Says:

    Very, very nice work, Marjorie. Personally, love it when a work starts from being rooted in a moment of something and then effectively points to a deeper Way beyond it. :)

  4. Emilie Lee Says:

    Marge, so great to see one of your pieces. Great, as always. You know I have always enjoyed your work. Hopefully hear from you soon. Emilie

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  6. Penny Harter Says:

    Beautiful tanka, Marjorie. Love that last line!

  7. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Beautiful poem- "light to light" – mothers – and I think of a verse in the Psalms that speaks of "strength to strength." Blessings, Ellen

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Really lovely!


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