along this notebook page
the tiny separations
that ease the final parting
First Place, 2014 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.