A tanka

Issue FiveIssue Five PoetryPoetry

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By Sandra Renew

 

 

she still remembers

the brass teapot trampled

under soldiers’ boots

but then retrieved dusted off

and carefully handed back

 

 

(First published in 100 tanka by 100 poets of Australia and New Zealand (eds. Amelia Fielden, Beverley George and Patricia Prime, Ginninderra Press, 2013).)

Artwork by Kathryn Lamont.