a broken tooth
yet he sees the young girl
naked before him
smiling a wide smile
as she was at twenty




(Included in A Gift of Tanka, AHA Books, 1990)

3 Responses

  1. Magyar Says:

    __ Care that grows with time, becomes blind to the rust of years. _m

    grown years
    as memories mask the rust
    the heart

  2. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Lovely to see a tanka from Jane (RIP)


  3. aniketnikhade Says:


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