more bad news
forces its way inside
our home …
a thin rim of snow
around the welcome mat
—Janet Lynn Davis
Issue 14.2 | 26 November 2014
What a wonderful jux. Subtle, poignant, relatable & powerful.
A very tight tanka, just goes to show how contemporary the form can be.
Thanks, Jenny and Alan, for the kind words. We rarely get snow here, but I still remember that bit of snow around the mat on the same day when we rec'd some bad news. So, this one wrote itself!
Well observed, Janet – a fine tanka.
This is such a strong poem. Excellent work!
Thank you, Marion and Dave!
Good one, Janet.
i like it a lot
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