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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Gas Station, Orange County

Behind the pumps
Under the green roofed shed
He parts string,
Lovingly, carefully,
Separating the yellow from the white,
Nylon from jute,
As though the strings are memories of friends.
Finches chirp in two plum trees
Leafing silently over the shed
From houses stacked
Between the freeway and the mall.
Carefully, slowly
He ties each string
Securing it first to his wheeled cart,
Then to his four black plastic bags of cardboard.
The bill of his cap shades his eyes.
His long moustache
Follows the curve of the shadow.
Slowly, carefully moving as though
He has all the time in the world,
As though the two plum trees
Are a spreading grove,
As though the birds are flocks of melody,
As though the roof of the shed
Protects the patio of his hacienda,
As though the plastic bags of trash
Are a gift of the singing branches.

"Gas Station, Orange County" - Honorable Mention, Spaces and Places Category, The Poets' Dinner, 2004

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