years on my own
I still stare after
a white-haired couple
the way his body
shields her from the wind
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Thelma Mariano is the author of Night Sky: a Selection of Tanka Poetry. She lives in Montreal and has published her tanka in literary journals as well as in various anthologies including Fire Pearls and Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka.