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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Mother

She danced in thunderstorms
Ran out in her girlhood nightgown,
Twirling as the wind blew,
Laughing with the lightning,
She opened her mouth to taste
Huge Texas raindrops
On the broad expanse
Of her family's farm.

She danced in college
Learning everything new,
Inspired by a world of cultures,
Wearing mysterious eye makeup
Fashionable when motion pictures
Had just become talkies.

She danced with her students,
Danced on southern California beaches,
Danced in Bryce Canyon and in Zion
Drove with her friends to Utah
From Los Angeles in a Model T Ford.

All this was history by the time
Her children were old enough to hear stories.
They listened as though she were telling them
Of King Arthur and knights of the Round Table.
When the children behaved well
She gave them her dancing skirts to twirl in.
Occasionally they glimpsed her
Twirling alone
To The Beautiful Blue Danube
On the radio
While she waited for the iron to heat
On the ironing board.

"Mother" - First Prize, Dancing Poetry Contest, 2004

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