(10) years from now . . .


Ten years ago today I met my future husband, the inspiration for the following tanka
. . . and so much more.

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

And, yes, I still promise to remember.


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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4 Responses to (10) years from now . . .

  1. …and I promise to remember…and I promise not to forget…

  2. Jim Sullivan says:

    Excellent, Margaret. Congrats on winning a very prestigious award. And I think you answered part of a question of mine. From your notes on this, the tanka is definitely autobiographical. I have been struggling with a haibun that was totally not autobio and I kept floundering with it. I am now leaning toward autobio is easier and probably better for haiku and haibun.

    And I liked the photo of your grandmother. Good genes.


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