Friday, August 14, 2020

Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest, 2020

Thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention in the 2020 Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest. My thanks to Neal Whitman for his lovely commentary!


pipistrelles
emerge from our barn
into dusk . . .
how short the wingspan
of this perfect moment

Honourable Mention
Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest, 2020


Judge's Comments:

Reading this tanka, I experienced a natural flow in the image of small bats that feed on flying insects in the dark. This poet brought me into a single moment of time that I have never personally experienced, but it invited me to recall other moments that are perfect in that moment. This transcendent expression of ideals made this tanka worth mention.

—Neal Whitman

(note: there were 105 entries)

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