thin smile as I begin
when I mention you
Honorable Mention, 2012 TSA International Tanka Contest
Lesley Anne Swanson
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Lesley Anne Swanson has lived in Northern California, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest, but now calls Pennsylvania home. Always a wordsmith, she discovered tanka in 2011 and has been enthralled ever since.