Tanka by Richard Jordan

tanka

another heart
stretched and weathered
carved in a silver birch
how many vows scar ancient trees
along this slow deep river

by Richard Jordan

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Editor’s Note: This poem’s central image carries the reader from the past into the future, with each word carefully chosen and placed just so on the line for the reader to contemplate in the present moment.

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