If I hadn't sat there
I'd never have felt
nor heard the leaves
tell me their story
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Mark Gordon grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He started writing tanka two years ago on Twitter. His longer poems have been published in numerous literary journals, including Poet Lore, Quiddity and Illuminations. He has lived in Toronto for the past forty years, where he has taught ESL to newcomers to Canada.