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One Man’s Maple Moon: Shimmer Tanka

  English Original   sometimes a shimmer on the stair a trace of your scent lingers in my memory and fills the air I breathe   First published: The Bamboo Hut, Autumn 2016   Chinese Translation (Traditional)   有時候 樓梯上的微光 … Continue reading

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Birdsong Before the Earth Falls Silent: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka

  I am pleased to announce the publication of my first book of haiku and tanka, Birdsong Before the Earth Falls Silent: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka Description:   A collection of sixty-three avian themed haiku and tanka by … Continue reading

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Tanka – Incense Dreams

  wincing over shingles to the water’s edge i step into the stars     Incense Dreams issue 3.1 October 2019 http://chanokeburi.it/incense-dreams-issue-3-1-october-2019/

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Poets Salon – Wild

It’s an honour to see my haiku and tanka featured in Poets Salon with the theme Wild, along with some great poets.   incoming tide the eager thrust of a seagull’s wings Ο slow river daffodils nod at a passing … Continue reading

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Night Run – Tanka Sequence

  Night Run   street lights fight the darkness a clenched fist of wind slams litter against a wall   neon light splinters across my eyes like sun stabbing through shattered glass   adrenalin flows through me like wildfire eyes … Continue reading

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Tanka – Frameless Sky Issue 10

  cold castle crypt— even the moon can’t reach the depths of my guilt and sorrow   the passionate cry of a stag awakens the forest . . . parts of me forever wild   vampire moon cloaked in clouds … Continue reading

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World Tanka Contest 2019

  falling in love under the stars elderberry clusters hang heavy with juice     A love theme The 2019 World Tanka Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2019-world-tanka-contest-closed.php?fbclid=IwAR2Zp090J2xWe1BzwAP9EvNNq_V_POMmAbBq1xNQdweZG-gn9wesygTfXpw

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