a large stone
marks the spot where she drowned
from behind me
a crow pierces the stillness
as the river rushes on
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Thelma Mariano won a number of international Tanka Splendor awards in the last 15 years and has published tanka in literary journals around the world. She lives in Montreal near the rapids of the St. Lawrence River, which often inspire her. She is also an author of contemporary women’s fiction.