a cluster of stars lights
the vineyard . . .
through darkness and shadows
I see myself clearly
Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, issue 8, Summer 2013
Those of you who read my blog from time to time know that I have a soft spot in my heart for Pamela A. Babusci’s biennial journal Moonbathing. I credit Pamela, a veteran and award-winning tanka poet, with introducing me to this ancient five-line form; she also, coincidentally, published my first tanka (my first published short-form poetry) two years ago. Since that time, Pamela has become a friend as well as a mentor to me. Her generosity and enthusiasm have touched the lives of many tanka poets–fledgling and otherwise.
I always look forward to receiving her journal of woman’s tanka, and the new issue is no exception. As usual, it’s filled with delectable tanka from so many diverse voices. Thank you, Pamela, for all you do to promote women’s tanka.