in the blizzard
of forgetfulness …
snowflakes obscure the world
outside the nursing home
Issue 16.1 | 19 May 2016
Well written tanka.
Very evocative, especially if one has watched friends and family slide away.
This piece is stunningly poignant.
' in the blizzard of forgetfulness' Exactly how it seemed from the outside looking in at my mother's dementia. The entire poem is stunning! Enjoyed it so much.
Heartful, CHEN-OU LIU
__This tanka, puts us there before we are; potential… amplefies our care for they that are. _m
Very poignant and exactly the way it seemed when my father lost his words with Alzheimer's.
Beautiful and sad. I agree with everyone especially magyar.
Perfectly chosen outward imagery to mirror the inward …
Beautiful image. As a blizzard obscures all so does forgetfulness. Snowflakes in the physical world, and also as a metaphor for the obscurity that forgetfulness brings.
Beautiful image. As a blizzard obscures all so does forgetfulness. Snowflakes in the physical world, a symbol of the obscuring of memories that forgetfulness brings.
A very strong tanka, Chen-ou.
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