lost & found . . .

It’s been a difficult spring/early summer here in many ways . . . filled with loss but also with a few personal triumphs, including a collaboration I had the pleasure of working on with my friend and fellow poet Kirsten Cliff. Kirsten, whose blog “Swimming in Lines of Haiku” showcases her short-form poetry, is an amazing person with an incredibly resilient spirit. I feel fortunate to have partnered with her on several tanka sequences; her point of view and life experiences never fail to enrich my writing perspective and lift me out of my doldrums. Our second tanka sequence, “Lost & Found,” was published recently in the online journal Lynx. Below is my opening tanka from the sequence, which you can read in its entirety here.

crossing the river
into this new year, alone
I stop
to look at every turn
before I carry on

Lynx, 28.2, June 2013

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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7 Responses to lost & found . . .

  1. Adelaide says:

    A strong tanka. The reality of being alone comes through.

  2. Bless you, my friend. Let’s do it again soon! 🙂

  3. Janet L. D. says:

    Enjoyed reading your tanka and the entire sequence. Your voices work well together. I loved the “lost and found” concept.

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