Category Archives: Ribbons

tanka time . . .

reminding myself never to grow bitter . . . after the storm, see how the peonies kowtow to kiss the ground? Ribbons 10.3, Fall 2014 The newest edition of the Tanka Society of America’s Ribbons arrived in my mailbox today. … Continue reading

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Tanka Tributes . . .

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

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(10) years from now . . .

  Ten years ago today I met my future husband, the inspiration for the following tanka . . . and so much more. years from now I promise to remember how you looked that night alone on the verandah holding … Continue reading

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out of nowhere . . .

out of nowhere this dark mood descends before I rise to a flight of swallows see-sawing the sky Ribbons, vol. 8, no. 1, Spring/Summer 2012

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she’d like to return . . .

she’d like to return as an oak in the forest . . . her gnarled limbs gracefully suspended in a cloudless winter Ribbons, vol. 7, no. 4, Winter 2011

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last night . . .

  last night after writing love poems you may never hear I stepped out to deliver my heart to the moon Ribbons, vol. 7, no. 4, Winter 2011

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years from now . . .

years from now I promise to remember how you looked that night alone on the verandah holding moonlight in your hands First place, 2011 Tanka Society of America International Tanka Contest Ribbons, Fall 2011

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