to the one who won't be home
a fragrance of pine
all the way to the post office
I weigh his absence
Featured Tanka Poet, Moonset, Autumn/Winter 2007
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Carol Purington is at home in the hills of western Massachusetts. She writes about seasonal and emotional rhythms, exploring connections between the worlds inside us and the worlds our bodies interpret. Her works have appeared in English-language haiku/tanka publications, both print and online, and they have won recognition in international contests. She has published three books of tanka: The Trees Bleed Sweetness, A Pattern for This Place, and Gathering Peace.