Sunday 18 June 2023

Two Tan-renga poems by Karen O'Leary and Paul Callus


Two Tan-renga poems 

macaroni noodles

my life is a series

of bends

            the river meanders

            towards the sea


Karen O’Leary, West Fargo, North Dakota, USA  

Paul Callus, Ħal Safi, Malta




disappears in the waves

a hobo forgotten

            the proverbial penny  

            turns up again 

Karen O’Leary, West Fargo, North Dakota, USA  

Paul Callus, Ħal Safi, Malta

Karen O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, ND. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Hedgerow, Tipton Poetry Review, Frogpond, Setu, Fine Lines, Atlas Poetica and Quill & Parchment. Karen edited an international online journal called Whispers for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing the gift of words.


Paul Callus was born in Ħal Safi, Malta. He is married to Sheila née Ackland-Snow and they have two children. He is a retired teacher, and has been active in the literary field for around 50 years. He has published three books, and has had several short stories and poems published in various magazines, anthologies and online sites. His preferred writing mediums are Maltese and English. He is also a proof reader and translator. 

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