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A Journal of Haibun & Tanka Prose
Bob Lucky, General Editor & Ray Rasmussen, Technical Editor
January 2020 Vol. 15 No. 4

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Joseph Salvatore Aversano


Though red, the safron's stigma leaves a yellow dye. One or two of my primary students at the private school I taught at in Ankara would furtively pour the wrong colored ink into my board pens so that a pen with a red cap would write in blue. And this gave me the idea to fill each pen with more than one color. And it meant that, as I wrote, the color would constantly evolve and the students would remain transfixed till the very last letter of each word.

a double rainbow what stays