squirreling away . . .

squirreling away
words for the long winter . . .
my sister asks me
to remind her of life
before dementia

Skylark 1:2, Winter 2013

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About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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6 Responses to squirreling away . . .

  1. This is so good, Margaret.
    I just ordered a copy of Skylark today. Can’t wait to get stuck in to it!

  2. Mary Frederick Ahearn says:

    So poignant – very beautiful tanka. Skylark is lovely, isn’t it?
    And just a bit of Shakespeare info you may like – PBS stations have a wonderful program called Shakespeare Uncovered. Check it out. I think you can view it online as well as on TV.
    Mary

    • Thank you so much, Mary. Yes, Claire’s passion for tanka is evident in her new and welcome venture. Thank you also for the Shakespeare information; I’ll look for the program.

      Have been enjoying reading your lovely work as well of late . . .

      Best, Maggie

  3. janetld says:

    Much truth in this. Well done!

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