before her death . . .

 

before her death
she tries to sing the hymn
we know by heart . . .
the words she asks to hear
the words I sang for her

red lights, vol. 8, no. 1, January 2012

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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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4 Responses to before her death . . .

  1. Johnny Baranski says:

    A beautiful tanka Margaret.

  2. sanjuktaa says:

    So moving and so beautiful!

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