she slips
into the blue haze
of memory
Staten Island




Editor’s note: A gogyohka is a form of five-line poetry that originated in Japan in the 1950s.

4 Responses

  1. Alexis Rotella Says:

    When I was on the Staten Island ferry many years ago I was captivated by the beauty of the statue of liberty which brought to mind my ancestors who came from Russia by ship…what they must have thought when they saw her. Had it not been for them (and her) I would not be here now. @tankaqueen

  2. carole Johnston Says:

    My grandmother also came throughout Ellis Island form Germany. Nothing more beautiful.

  3. Tom Frenkel Says:

    very nice … including the play on the word SLIP (which of course means opposite for the ferry to what it does for the person)

  4. petertwo.oh Says:

    reads very well. blue water/sky. she=ferry? ;-) @expatinCAT

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