- nonstop . . .
- leaning on his cane . . .
- southbound . . .
- old friends . . .
- tanka time . . .
- stars, planet, moons, et. al. . . .
- exquisite corpse update . . .
- exquisite corpse, anyone? . . .
- virtual friends . . .
- perhaps . . .
- cobwebs . . .
- After the Funeral . . .
- anthology fever . . .
- Throwback . . .
- new moon rising . . .
Category Archives: All Souls Day
It’s been such a privilege for me to share in the remembrances of all those who’ve contributed poems to honor their loved ones here during the past two weeks. I am humbled, not only by the response to my call … Continue reading
Chrissi Villa is one of the sweetest, gentlest spirits I have come across in a very long time. A recent widow, she’s begun writing a series of tanka prose about the loss of her husband as a way of dealing … Continue reading
Each year for Day of the Dead, my creative and spirited best friend, Katherine Shurlds, sets up an altar in her living room to honor friends and loved ones she’s said goodbye to over the years. A small glimpse of … Continue reading
It’s such a pleasure to be able to include the work of two fine tanka poets, Lauren Mayhew and Jenny Ward Angyal, in these All Souls tribute posts. Lauren’s second poem “sliding down,” she writes, is a tribute to her … Continue reading
From across the pond come three haiku by Irish poet Marion Clarke, writing about her father who died three years ago; her sister who died shortly after her 17th birthday; and a colorful “gran.” Thank you, Marion, for sharing these … Continue reading
My friend, the talented tanka poet Janet L. Davis has contributed the following two beautiful poems to my All Souls Tribute posts. Thank you, Janet. a cutting chill till the last rose is placed … through the ether he breathes … Continue reading
I’m excited to share the first response to my call for poems honoring a reader’s loved ones with three haiku from the wonderfully generous and talented haiku and tanka poet Adelaide B. Shaw. These poems, she writes, were inspired by … Continue reading
Ever since I started this blog three years ago, I’ve asked contributors to send me poems to honor their lost loved ones as part of a single All Souls Day/Day of the Dead post. This year, however, I’m planning something slightly different. During … Continue reading
her altar set for family and friends . . . each calavera flickering light that sparks all of our memories –Margaret Dornaus Once again, I’m privileged to share several images and small … Continue reading