champagne and fried fish
on the table
all the ingredients
we need to start fresh
Today, I woke up to find my tanka on tinywords. And for that, I say, thank you to Peter Newton, who is editing this issue of the wonderful online journal. If you haven’t already discovered tinywords, I encourage you to do so. You can sign up to have new offerings delivered straight to your e-mail inbox, so you never have to miss out on the diverse collection of poetry and poets featured there.
I have so much to be thankful for this year, and that’s what I’ll be reflecting on when I sit down later today for a traditional turkey dinner with my family. There won’t be as many people physically occupying seats at our table this year as in the past. Several of our loved ones have passed, and those remaining are scattered in different locations. But I always am grateful for their presence in my life, and the love and encouragement they have given me over the years.
Today, I also feel truly blessed to have found a warm, creative and thoughtful extended family of friends and poets from all over the world. Happy Thanksgiving to all!