years from now . . .

years from now
I promise to remember
how you looked that night
alone on the verandah
holding moonlight in your hands

First place, 2011 Tanka Society of America
International Tanka Contest

Ribbons, Fall 2011

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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21 Responses to years from now . . .

  1. Melissa says:

    Congratulations, Margaret! Beautiful tanka, well-deserved prize!

    • hortensia anderson says:

      I selected this haiku out of over 200 entries. And they were excellent entries. This tanka however, touched our hearts and we both had it as the winner on our lists.

      • Thank you, Hortensia, for your comments, and for stopping here to leave them. I am so honored to have been chosen for the TSA prize; when I learned of the award, I let out the biggest whoop ever . . . I’m sure the soundwaves carried through cyberspace! Here’s to Happy Holidays and a New Year full of poetry and peace.

        Best, Margaret

  2. Wow! Congratulations, mi hermana! What a sweet, lovely tanka! I agree with Melissa and I’m so proud to be your sister!

  3. sanjuktaa says:

    Wow, Margaret, lovely! Congrats for the first place!

  4. Stellar tanka, Margaret! Big congratulations on your win! Love it!

  5. Cara Holman says:

    Beautiful, Margaret! Congratulations to you! 🙂

  6. Jim Sullivan says:

    Margaret, congratulations and that is an excellent tanka. You have won a wonderful prize and most deserving. “Holding moonlight in your hands” is a sparkling image.


  7. Paul Smith says:

    Margaret, this is stunning… Congratulations.

  8. Claire says:

    Warm congratulations, Margaret. An exquisite tanka to hold like moonlight in my heart and in my hands(in ‘Ribbons’!)

    A Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.


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