Tag Archives: Birds

eagle sighting . . .

eagle sighting the passing trucker and I share a thumbs-up The Heron’s Nest XVI:2, June 2014 Advertisements

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one strand . . .

one strand of Mylar dangling from last year’s nest . . . still we wait for barn swallows to return needing nothing more than that Skylark 3, Spring/Summer 2014

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in my handwriting . . .

in my handwriting you see an optimist’s slope– the slanted lines taking flight off the page with a fluttering of wings A Hundred Gourds 3.2, March 2014 As spring winds into summer, I find myself being optimistic about many aspects … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2014 Genjuan International Haibun Contest . . .

I recently received word that one of my haibun, “Caged Birds,” was awarded an An (Cottage) Award in the 2014 Genjuan International Haibun Contest (Japan). Genjuan is the name of the cottage where, in 1690, Basho lived and wrote some of his most … Continue reading

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long night moon . . .

long night moon he traces figure eights on my shoulders the sorrows of yesterday . . . light as a swan’s feather Skylark 1:1, Spring 2013

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what do I know . . .

For each issue of the Tanka Society of America’s journal Ribbons, members are invited to submit tanka on a particular theme for inclusion in editor Michael McClintock’s Tanka Café. From those entries, one tanka is selected for a Member’s Choice Award … Continue reading

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reading Shakespeare . . .

reading Shakespeare I try to teach my students metaphor . . . shaken by the music of bare ruined choirs Skylark 1:2, Winter 2013

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candlelight vigil . . .

In light of this week’s violence–and all the senseless violence we’ve endured during the past few months/years/decades–these recently published haiku seem even more pertinent today than when I wrote them. candlelight vigil the distant song of a lark lifting darkness … Continue reading

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sparrow’s song . . .

  sparrow’s song I turn to see the baby’s smile  A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no. 1, December 2012  

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