tanka

tanka--
small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Friday, October 26, 2012

[feet bound. . .]

feet bound
in silken slippers—
writing nushu,
sworn sisters
free their muffled voices


GUSTS 16, fall/winter 2012


(Nushu was a secret writing system used exclusively by women in a remote part of China.) 

1 comment:

  1. This is a remarkable, meaningful poem. I learned something too!

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