Crawling into cracks
of the old garden timbers,
the bees carry rolled up leaves.

Blueprints for a nest
or apian wallpaper?
The plans are still green

~ Richard Stevenson

Richard Stevenson teaches English and Creative Writing at Lethbridge College. Recent books include Parrot With Tourette’s (Black Moss, Palm Poets Series, 2006), Bye Bye Blackbird (Ekstasis Editions, 2007) (both poetry titles), and Riding on a Magpie Riff (memoir, Settlements series, Black Moss Press, 2006). Two more haiku, senryu, zappai, and tanka books are forthcoming from Spotted Cow Press in Edmonton and Ekstasis Editions in Victoria.

One Response to “Sedoka”

  1. Lovely Tanka. Enjoyed the flow and subtle tones.

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