Wednesday, September 20, 2017

One Man's Maple Moon: Old Friend Tanka by Joanne Morcom

English Original

sipping wine
with an old friend
we laugh
about nothing
something, everything

GUSTS, 21, spring/summer 2015

Joanne Morcom


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

與一位老友
喝酒
我們開懷大笑
談論瑣事
某些事,所有的事

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

与一位老友
喝酒
我们开怀大笑
谈论琐事
某些事,所有的事


Bio Sketch

Joanne Morcom is a poet and social worker living in Calgary, Alberta.  She recently published her third poetry collection, Last Year's Leaves.  She's also a contributor to various haiku and tanka journals and anthologies.

1 comment:

  1. Joanne's tanka effectively creates, line by line, cumulative impacts of life sharing (first nothing, then something, and eventually everything) through the technique of repetition.

    A joyful and highly relatable tanka!

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