Tanka Series by Josephine LoRe

bluer skies
drone of planes diminished
clearer waters
man succumbs to virus
and the Earth breathes again

each in little squares
upon a glowing screen
we meet on Sundays
catch up on family news
and cook our covid dinners

without precedent
we fill our pantries
sow seeds into quiet earth
to the scent of fresh-baked bread


Josephine LoRe’s words have been read on stage, published in literary journals and anthologies in nine countries, put to music, danced, integrated into visual art, and interpreted through American Sign Language. She has two collections, Unity and the Calgary Herald Bestseller’s Cowichan Series. Josephine features frequently at live and virtual literary events. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from l’Université de Rouen and an Honour’s BA in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Toronto. https://www.josephinelorepoet.com/

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