Thursday, July 23, 2015

Miles of rivers

miles of rivers
and mountains between us—
in no time
word of his cancer
spreads across the country


American Tanka, issue 25, June 2015

We've heard that it's returned.

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry about the news. The poem wonderfully captures the way we are bound together across distance in an age of instant communication. The word 'spreads' in L 5 is sadly apt.

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  2. This must be bad news--so very sorry Janet!

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    1. This was originally written 1-1/2 years ago, I think. But, yes, this person's C recently came back. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    2. Bad news seems to travel faster than good news. I'm sorry about your friend or relative.

      Adelaide

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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