Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Undertow Tanka Review, Issue 4, 2015
Featured Tanka Art
"Mercurial" is a word loaded with meanings: changeable, erratic, impulsive, etc., I love it. The second line caught me by surprise, "in this turning season", I had to look closely at the artwork and notice the leafless tree, the winter season of our lives. The following lines the poet skillfully brings into focus, "my body / a weather vane tilting / in a new direction", which connect with the opening line. It is a marvellous juxtaposition and metaphor.
—Sergio A. Ortiz