Wild geese and favorite things . . .

in darkness
we forget our anger . . .
the sound of wild geese
piercing the starless night
                    Ribbons, Spring 2011, #1

I am so honored to have two of my tanka in the current issue of Ribbons, the Tanka Society of America’s journal.  Actually, I’m beside myself.  I’ve only been at the writing of tanka for a short time, but I have to say I love the form.   

To learn more about tanka, take a look around TSA’s website.  I think you’ll be glad you did.


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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8 Responses to Wild geese and favorite things . . .

  1. louis ososfsky says:

    yours nicely done, very
    one gulp –
    a goose’s honk swallows
    the meadow

    ~ louis

  2. way cool on being included in Ribbons, Margaret. that is outstanding. congratulations.

  3. Sully says:

    Margaret, you have found your voice. Marvelous. I will think again about tanka.


  4. alee9 says:

    …and you ‘ve earned the right to be ‘beside yourself!’ You should be, mi hermana! These are wonderful and your voice is so pure and beautiful like white butterfly wings! Keep it up. I’m absolutely happy for you.

    This tanka is truly outstanding!

    by the river edge
    you and i imitating
    watchful geese

    • Mil gracias, hermana! It’s good to hear your voice here again. Thank you for stopping by. “watchful geese”–I love it! I am blessed to have you watching along with me . . .

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