Mango moons . . .

mother’s funeral . . .
leading Amazing Grace
in Cherokee
I remember the round song
that was her life story
                        Muse India‘s mango moons, #37, May/June, 2011

Poet and editor Kala Ramesh has dedicated the current issue of the literary journal Muse India to haiku and tanka in a special section called mango moons.  I’m honored to have my tanka included there among some truly wonderful voices.


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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6 Responses to Mango moons . . .

  1. aloha and congratulations Margaret. you have a dignity and grace in this tanka that holds a beauty and ease for all with the passing of a loved mother.

  2. angie says:

    hello, Margaret!
    I popped over here from red dragonfly (recognizing your name from facebook!)

    this is so beautiful.
    I don’t know a thing about tanka, but I am loving your words and your style.

    • Thank you, Angie! I’m so glad you stopped by, and I can’t wait to check out your site as well.

      I didn’t know much about tanka either, until I started writing them about six months ago. The form, I find, really suits me . . . I like having a bit of extra space to work in . . . and I like the lyrical and personal quality of them. There are some wonderful tanka out there . . . and a great variety of subject matter to choose from. Anyway, I’m glad you liked! Best, Margaret

  3. kalaramesh says:

    Hi Margaret,
    Nice to see this tanka here 🙂

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