Skylark: A Tanka Journal . . .

With its newest release, Claire Everett’s biennial tanka journal, Skylark, celebrates the beginning of its second year of publication.  And what a welcome addition to the world of tanka it is. Claire, a talented tanka poet and tanka prose editor for Haibun Today, is known for her lyrical approach to a traditionally lyrical form. Her works have consistently graced the pages of leading tanka journals, and her love for the form led her to her newest venture, which features a wonderful sampling of contemporary tanka poets.

I’m proud to have my own tanka showcased in Skylark and happy to encourage others to support Claire’s quality journal.

over and over
the lesson I must keep on
learning . . .
so necessary until
I hear the hummingbird’s song

Skylark 3, Spring/Summer 2014

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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6 Responses to Skylark: A Tanka Journal . . .

  1. I’ve never heard a humming bird’s song – we don’t get many around these parts, Maggie – maybe the odd crow or blackbird and lots of seagulls! a lovely tanka and great to see another issue of Skylark.


  2. Congratulations, Margaret! Well-deserved. You write lovely poems.

    • Thank you, Charlotte. I am very grateful to the tanka community–especially Pamela Babusci, who introduced me to the form–for opening my eyes to this creative world . . .

  3. Mary says:

    It is a lovely tanka – love the introspection and then – the hummingbird’s song! Didn’t know they sang – that is so interesting. My Skylark is ordered – can’t wait to see it. Always a pleasure.

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