from those without the virus
My baby brother
learning to take steps
My body learning not to walk
Wind Five Folded: An Anthology of English-Language Tanka
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Carol Purington is at home in the hills of western Massachusetts. She writes about seasonal and emotional rhythms, exploring connections between the worlds inside us and the worlds our bodies interpret. Her works have appeared in English-language haiku/tanka publications, both print and online, and they have won recognition in international contests. She has published three books of tanka: The Trees Bleed Sweetness, A Pattern for This Place, and Gathering Peace.