Friday, January 15, 2010

Poetry Friday

Don't try to put an interpretation into the poem and be willing to accept interpretations that vary widely from your own. I wrote a tanka about aphasia, but I didn't say the poem was "about aphasia," I simply described the tongue-tied staring and moment of panic. An editor who published it thought it was a love poem about a smitten customer staring at the grocery store clerk.

~ M. Kei ~

Photo by Fire Monkey Fish

1 comment:

  1. Love M Kei's tankas. Was surprised when I got to the end. She's not at all what I expected!