easel in the attic
while gazing at a maple tree
in the window
she 'paints' her first leaf
Gusts, 8, Fall/Winter 2008
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Jenny Barnard has been travelling the writing circuit for about 30 years. Her background began in Watersmeet haiku, Famous Reporter (Walleah press), Moonset & Republican Readings (haiku, tanka and extended poetry forms). She continues to explore tanka "freshness" and paradox. Her tanka have appeared in Canadian and Australian journals, anthologies, broadsheets, performances, and workshops. Her ideal is to master and teach tanka. She is married with one daughter, and lives in Berriedale, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania.