she brings me mangos
from Asia from the Islands
from the market
many summers have come and gone
always I loved mangos
Jeanne Lupton is a reflexologist and is actively engaged in the poetry community of the East Bay.
but then you danced is a delight to read. The poems themselves are imagistically strong. They trap images with moments and emotions in powerful and effective ways. For people interested in reading tanka to learn to write them, this book will inspire. For people interested in the production of books, this is an excellent model of how a beautiful book can be produced and distributed by an enterprising poet.
You can order your own copy for $10 including postage. I recommend a copy to tuck in your bag for extra found moments during the day and a copy to pass on to a friend.
In case you are uncertain, consider this tanka which concludes the collection,
darkness is a goddess
close your eyes
she is always with you
there is nowhere that is not your home
The women of Woman-Stirred are pleased to have Jeanne Lupton as a friend!