birthday bash . . .
a flurry of footsteps stirs
the summer moon
In recognition of my 50th post here, and because July is my birthday month (which is, astrologically speaking, ruled by the moon), and because I like to celebrate my birthday all month long, and, oh yes, because 42 years ago, a few folks did celebrate my actual birthday by walking on the moon, I’ve decided to give away a year’s subscription to Moonbathing–Pamela A. Babusci’s journal of women’s tanka–to one lucky U.S./Canadian reader (or, half a subscription if you live outside of North America). Really.
If you haven’t already discovered Moonbathing, you should. (Not that you asked for my opinion, but since it’s my birthday–well, almost–I feel entitled to give you an obviously unbiased one.) Pamela, a wonderful poet herself, generously provides a forum for women’s tanka through her biannual journal which comes out in January and June.
All you have to do to enter is post a comment (or a ku or a tanka) here between now and my birthday, July 20. After I’m through celebrating, I’ll compile a list and have my husband draw the lucky winner’s name out of my birthday hat. (Old-fashioned, I know, but I like to keep things uncomplicated whenever possible.) And a few months later (perhaps sooner, if you prefer), after you’ve totally forgotten about winning anything and you’re reeling from holiday overload, a copy of Moonbathing will, somehow, magically appear in your mailbox. So? What are you waiting for? Let’s party!