a surprise . . .

a surprise
at this time in life to find
such passion . . .
a covey of quail rises
fluttering on dark wings

Moonbathing, no. 5, Fall/Winter 2011-2012

Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows that there are multiple reasons why I have a special fondness for Moonbathing, Pamela A. Babusci’s biannual journal of women’s tanka.  Pamela, a wonderful tanka poet and editor, led me to my discovery of tanka just a little over a year ago when I saw a call for submissions to her journal.  It was a call that, literally, changed my life.  When Pamela agreed to publish my first poem shortly after I began writing tanka, I was beside myself with gratitude.  Little did I know how much I would grow to appreciate and love this ancient five-line form.  Or how much I would love the feeling of community I share with other tanka writers–both male and female–whose work I respect and admire.  

It is especially gratifying, then, for me to introduce others in some small way to tanka . . . and to Moonbathing.  (I know several other poets learned of the journal here; now, their tanka are among the many beautiful poems featured in this new issue.)  To subscribe to or learn more about Moonbathing, e-mail Pamela at: moongate44@gmail.com.  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.  I know I’m not.  And, Pamela, thank you . . .



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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