Nth Xing #Tanka #Poetry

A tanka written by Lee Sonogan

I knew that I could be an advocate, a great advocate for any book that I was excited about, i never doubted that an author would have someone who was more passionate, who was going to dot more I’s and cross more T’s than me and just edit it to the Nth degree. – Dawn Davis

Term of a sequence,

Placed inside out, outside in,

Substitute cadence,

Acclimate pectoral fin,

Ghost of a chance concordance.

From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narratives on crossing borders, on wandering, on exile, on encounters beyond the familiar. The stranger is an archetype in epic poetry, in novels. The tension between alienation and assimilation has always been a basic theme. – Jhumpa Lahiri




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