she’d like to return . . .

she’d like to return
as an oak in the forest . . .
her gnarled limbs
gracefully suspended
in a cloudless winter

Ribbons, vol. 7, no. 4, Winter 2011

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 she’d like to return . . .

  1. Deep and delightful. My copy of Ribbons is on its way and I look forward to reading your tanka again in print. Blessings to you! Kirsten x

  2. Yousei Hime says:

    Ever since reading how Tolkien brought trees to life, walking the earth and saving hobbits, I’ve watched trees and come to adore them. I adored this tanka too.

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