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. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you Lynne! You are such a creative poet and writer! Wish the world weren't so big we could have a cup of tea together in the kitchen!

  3. Lynne Says:

    One day, maybe!

  4. Sheila Sondik Says:

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

  5. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you so much Sheila! I still remember our good talks at the conferences we have had together. Love your beautiful artwork and poetry site!

  6. 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. :)

  7. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you so much Brian for your kind words! I love your Daily Haiku Blog…

  8. mojotales Says:

    Well, I have to thank you for your kindness! It's a new project for me and your reaction means more than you can know!

  9. 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

  10. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Emilie! So nice to hear from you. Please e-mail me at juno.com. I lost your e-mail!

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  12. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you Rosemary! Love your blog!

  13. Penny Harter Says:

    Beautiful tanka, Marjorie. Love that last line!

  14. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you Penny! It truly means a lot to me that you like the tanka and took the time to respond. Hope to see you once again at a conference!

  15. 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

  16. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you Ellen! Have you attended Mineral Point conferences? It is a wonderful weekend retreat in Wisconsin.

  17. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Really lovely!


  18. Marjorie Buettner Says:

    Thank you Marion! Maybe I will see you on facebook! Love your haiga and haiku…what a wonderful blog you have.

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