TANKA TAKE HOME - 3 November, 2021

hosts: Firdaus Parvez & Kala Ramesh guest editor: Kozue Uzawa

after weeks

of drought

picking blueberries

in the rain

what it takes to be happy

Munira Judith Avinger

GUSTS #34, October 2021

Kozue Uzawa


GUSTS: Contemporary Tanka


We requested Kozue Uzawa, editor GUSTS: Contemporary Tanka, to send us her pick of tanka for the month of November from her publication. She graciously sent us four, this is one of them. I love the simplicity of happiness captured in this poem. It felt like an extended metaphor for life; the pockets of relief we find between struggles. What simple things make you happy? We would love to read your tanka about it.

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