Tag Archives: Kirsten Cliff

remembering Kat . . .

This week I, along with other members of the haiku community, learned of the sudden, unexpected death of Kat Creighton. Kat was a photographer as well as a poet, combining words and images to create the poetic form known as … Continue reading

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lost & found . . .

It’s been a difficult spring/early summer here in many ways . . . filled with loss but also with a few personal triumphs, including a collaboration I had the pleasure of working on with my friend and fellow poet Kirsten Cliff. Kirsten, … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead III . . .

    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

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Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #10 . . .

  My final verse for the tanka sequence “Forever Home” was inspired by a photo I took in the seaside community of Mystic, CT.  (To see Kirsten’s final tanka and picture for “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.) … Continue reading

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Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #8 . . .

  My fourth tanka–the eighth verse–for “Forever Home” was inspired by the following photo of a lobster shack in Portland, Maine.  (To see Kirsten’s seventh verse and picture for “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.) lobster shack— one … Continue reading

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Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #6 . . .

  My third tanka (sixth verse) for the tanka sequence “Forever Home” was inspired by a photo I took in Siena, Italy.  (To see Kirsten’s third tanka and picture for “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.) Sunday best . . … Continue reading

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Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, v. #4 . . .

  My second tanka for the sequence “Forever Home” was inspired by the following photo of an Outback billabong at sunset.  (To see Kirsten’s second tanka and picture for “Forever Home,” visit Swimming in Lines of Haiku.) twilight— eucalyptus frames … Continue reading

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Forever Home: A tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff . . .

  Recently, my friend and fellow poet Kirsten Cliff and I decided to write a series of tanka based on travel pictures we’d taken over the years.  The result, our tanka sequence “Forever Home,” was published in the October issue … Continue reading

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And the winner is . . .

I am deeply touched by all the wonderful moon tanka (as well as by Rick Daddario’s fabulous haiga) that I received for my birthday.  So many (24!) poems from so many talented and diverse writers.  I wish I could give … Continue reading

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Birthday tanka countdown . . .

  Thank you to all who’ve added their lovely voices here and helped to make my birthday a real celebration.   There’s still time (a week!) to enter your tanka here for a chance to win a copy of Modern Japanese Tanka.   I’ll … Continue reading

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