Poetry

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News Item: Tanya's poetry books:
"Tarot Haiku"
"Celestial Animals"
"A Sampler Of Poems"


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ˇ For Mary Burmeister
ˇ Dusk at the Bookstore
ˇ Dream, January 10, 2004
ˇ Alameda Lilacs
ˇ Marina Village
ˇ Mother
ˇ Full Moon
ˇ Gas Station, Orange County
ˇ Wet Boots
ˇ Scrap Book
ˇ At The Tea Garden ~and~ For You
ˇ Divorce
ˇ A Letter to the Dead
ˇ Portrait of Dorothy Van Ghent Listening to Glenn Gould's Bach
ˇ The Singel
ˇ Spring Rain
ˇ for jg
ˇ Idea
ˇ Is It For You
ˇ Autumn Diptych
ˇ My Computer Doesn't Like Poetry
ˇ Bill ~and~ Inland Mendocino

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Dream, January 10, 2004

I dreamed of large white cranes
Flying northwest.
Owls and eagles came southward.
These were strange birds
Their beaks becoming
Heads of the Monkey King
As they landed.
Behind them, dark cloaked teachers
Assembled on the playground.
A young girl sat at their feet
Ready to translate for me.
"I am a student of spiritual works,"
I said by way of introduction.
"HA!" the dark cloaked teachers replied
Without need of translation.
"We are still babysitting you!"

What could I do after that
But go into the back yard
Gathering blossoms and juicy limes
To the rhythms of
Lines by Rumi?

"Dream, January 10, 2004" - First Prize, Poems About Journeys Category, Ina Coolbrith Circle Annual Contest, 2005

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