Friday, December 28, 2018

An'ya's "wish I had written these" Tanka Page, 2018

I am beyond honoured to have had the following work chosen by the celebrated and well-loved poet, an'ya, for her "wish I had written these" Tanka Page:


the ocean
was in a rage last night
but today,
these peace offerings
of blue mussels and kelp

1st Place, 2018 TSA Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest


on this night
of our awareness,
the aurora
brushes an ensō
across lake and sky

HM, 2018 TSA Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest


mute swans
under a moon bridge
the things
I should have confessed
make no difference now

1st Place, 2016 Fleeting Words Tanka Contest


gulls nesting
on the cottage roof
fallen feathers
sprouting from my boots
today, my feet have wings

HM, 2015 Undertow Tanka Review Tanka Contest


we hold hands
as we fall into sleep,
shared dreams
at the confluence
of our fingertips

Atlas Poetica Special Feature: Dream Alchemy, September 2018


your fingers
played a symphony
in my hair
when I was a cello
and you were the bow

Tanka Editor's Choice, Cattails, January 2015


the dry ache
of a long goodbye
how do we
reach the other side
with the bridge washed out

Tanka Editor's Choice, Cattails, January 2016


the graffiti
of firefly stars at dusk
we follow
until our eyes adjust
to the narrative of night

Earth: Our Common Ground - A Song of Short Songs Anthology, April 2017


a lullaby
of snow fluttering
against the tent
unzipping our cocoons
we emerge into winter

GUSTS 20, Fall/Winter 2014


ice-skating
through a winter garden
of frost flowers . . .
there is a certain grace
in learning how to fall

Mariposa 39, Autumn/Winter 2018





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