in the sharpening
of my words,
I need a strong blade
for this broken pencil
Selected Tanka, Gusts, 22, Fall/Winter 2015
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Sanford Goldstein has been publishing tanka for more than fifty years. He was born in l925 and is now 89 years old. Long ago, he wrote haiku, but decided to focus on tanka. His latest books, three in the last two years, have each said this would be his last.