Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff . . .


Recently, my friend and fellow poet Kirsten Cliff and I decided to write a series of tanka based on travel pictures we’d taken over the years.  The result, our tanka sequence “Forever Home,” was published in the October issue of LYNX, where you can find our alternating verses in their entirety.  We thought it might be fun, however, to share the verses and the accompanying pictures that inspired them on our blogs, which we’ll be doing, one by one, over the course of the next several days.  This is my first verse–the second in the sequence–with my picture of a couple entwined in each other’s arms in the Pantheon in Rome.  To see Kirsten’s opening tanka and picture to “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.

that couple
wrapped up in each other
like children
playing statues, never
growing out of love

The Pantheon, Rome
(click on image to enlarge)

Tanka & photograph © Margaret Dornaus
Tanka appeared in LYNX 27:3 (October 2012)
in “Forever Home,” a tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff


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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2 Responses to Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff . . .

  1. ….great beginnings, eager to read the rest…

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