more bad news
forces its way inside
our home …
a thin rim of snow
around the welcome mat


5 Responses

  1. jennyangyal Says:

    What a wonderful jux. Subtle, poignant, relatable & powerful.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    A very tight tanka, just goes to show how contemporary the form can be.

    Excellent work!

    warm regards,


  3. Marion Clarke Says:

    Well observed, Janet – a fine tanka.


  4. Dave Read Says:

    This is such a strong poem. Excellent work!

  5. kalaramesh Says:

    Good one, Janet.
    i like it a lot

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