Tanka . . .

years from now
I promise to remember
how you looked that night
alone on the verandah
holding moonlight in your hands

First place, Tanka Society of America
2011 International Tanka Contest

Anthologies:

  • Bright Stars: An Organic Tanka Anthology 4, M. Kei, ed., Keibooks: Perryville, MD, 2014
  • “Carrying the River,” a tanka sequence, Texas Poetry Calendar 2014, David Meischen, Scott Wiggerman, Cindy Huyser and Laurie Ann Guerrro, eds., Dos Gatos Press: Austin, TX, 2013
  • Fire Pearls 2: Short Masterpieces of Love and Passion, M. Kei, ed., Keibooks: Perryville, MD, June 2013
  • “he says I speak,” “searching,” Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, vol. 4, M. Kei, ed., Keibooks: Perryville, MD, May 2012

Tanka:

  • “dreamcatcher–,” “summer sky,” red lights 10:2, Jun3 2014
  • “Easter Sunday,” Moonbathing vol. 10, Spring/Summer 2014
  • “marble gods,” “one strand of Mylar,” “over and over,” Skylark 1:3, Spring/Summer 2014
  • “in my handwriting,” “summer drought,” “twenty buds,” A Hundred Gourds 3:2, March 2014
  • “Another Spring,” a tanka sequence, Ribbons 9:3, Winter 2014
  • “sometimes I confess,” Ribbons  (Tanka Café) 9:3, Winter 2014
  • “on the road,” “the cherry master,” red lights 10:1, January 2014
  • “what do I know,” Ribbons (Member’s Choice Award, Tanka Café) 9:2, Fall2013
  • “he informs me,” “so many egrets,” A Hundred Gourds 3:1, December 2013
  • “reading Shakespeare,” “squirreling away,” Skylark 1:2, Winter 2013
  • “hand-scrawled notes,” A Hundred Gourds, 2:4, September 2013
  • “in her album,” Ribbons, 9:1, Spring/Summer 2013
  • “a shock of red,” “after Valentine’s,” “anger,” “blue skies,” “clearing her dresser,” “coyotes–,” “doors open . . .,” “he calls it poignant,” “her altar,” “how to tell him,” “the length of her scar,” “the ribbon shirt,” Fire Pearls 2: Short Masterpieces of Love and Passion, M. Kei, ed., Keibooks: Perryville, MD, June 2013
  • “new moon,” Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, issue 8, June 2013
  • “internet obit,” “this time of day,” red lights 9:2, June 2013
  • “after telling him,” “dancing naked,” “the nurse says,” A Hundred Gourds 2:3, June 2013
  • “Lost & Found,” a tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, Lynx 28:2, June 2013
  • “falling asleep,” “long night moon,” Skylark 1:1, Spring 2013
  • “a moth’s wings,” “a nightingale,” “winged shadows,” kernels, April 2013
  • “old age home–,” “the baby sweater,” A Hundred Gourds 2:2, March 2013
  • “a heavy fog,” Ribbons 8:3, Winter 2012-2013
  • “first dream,” “power outage–,” red lights 9:1, January 2013
  • “forced paperwhites,” Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, no. 7, Autumn/Winter 2012-2013
  • “how to express,” “life line/love line?,” A Hundred Gourds 2:1, December 2012
  • “job offer–,” tinywords, 12:1, November 2012
  • “Forever Home,” a tanka sequence with Kirsten Cliff, LYNX 27:3, October 2012
  • “all legs and arms,” “butterfly wings,” “petroglyphs–,” A Hundred Gourds 1:4, September 2012
  • “out of nowhere,” Ribbons 8:1, Spring/Summer 2012
  • “meteor shower . . . ,” Notes from the Gean 4:1, June 2012
  • “how to begin,” “mother’s trunk–,” red lights 8:2, June 2012
  • “all the sisters,” Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, no. 6, Spring/Summer 2012
  • “driving away,” “spring morning,” “tongue-tied–,” A Hundred Gourds 1:3, June 2012
  • “he worries,” “life lessons,” “when I call him,” Multiverses 1:1, June 2012
  • “mother’s blind mother,” “Venus and the moon . . . ,” Notes from the Gean 3:4, March 2012
  • “again she asks,” “transplanting,” A Hundred Gourds 1:2, March 2012
  • “another candle,” “before her death,” red lights 8:1, January 2012
  • “last night,” “she’d like to return,” Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal 7:4, Winter 2011
  • “a surprise,” Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, no. 5, Fall 2011/Winter 2012
  • “years from now,” Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal 7:3, Fall 2011
  • “first day of school . . . ,” “he says I speak,” Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal 7:3, Fall  2011
  • “the same eclipse,” Notes from the Gean 3:2, Fall 2011
  • “fourth of July,” Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, Summer 2011
  • “touched by heartbreak,” Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, no. 4, Spring/Summer 2011
  • “all around us,” Simply Haiku 9:2, Summer 2011
  • “in the loud silence,” a tanka series, Lynx 26:2, June 2011
  • “mother’s funeral,” Muse India’s Mango Moons, vol. 37, May/June 2011
  • “a handful of petals,” Notes from the Gean 3:1, June 2011
  • “my sister’s world,” a tanka series, Atlas Poetica: A Journal of Place in Contemporary Tanka, vol. 8, Spring 2011
  • “at Toad Suck,” “in darkness,” Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal 7:1, Spring 2011
  • “searching,” “you remind me,” Simply Haiku 9:1, Spring 2011
  • “tea leaves,” Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, no. 3, Fall 2010/Winter 2011

Tanka Prose:

  • “Love Letter to a Dead Poet,” Contemporary Haibun Online 10:1, April 2014
  • “Dreamtime,” Contemporary Haibun Online 9:3, October 2013
  • “Pendant Power,” Contemporary Haibun Online 8:2, July 2012
  • “Milestones,” Haibun Today 6:1, March 2012
  • “Melting Snow,” Notes from the Gean 3:3, December 2011

2 Responses to Tanka . . .

  1. holding moon light in your hands
    A remarkable creation!

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