Words grow muted . . . (a tanka)

 

 

 

 

words grow muted
and hearing diminished –
I begin to tiptoe
along the lonely curve
of inner silence

 

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Title Unspecified, by Jean “Hans” Arp (French, b. German), 1950s

 

This tanka was published in The Ekphrastic Review: writing and art on art and writing on September 13, 2016. The journal is edited by Lorette C. Luzajic as part of the Ekphrastic 20 Challenge.

 

To visit the site, please click on this link:  http://www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic/a-tanka-by-mary-kendall

 

Crescent moon… (a haiku)

Another haiku published in Wild Plum, a haiku journal, 2:2 Fall & Winter 2016:

 

crescent moon haiku

 

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First hard frost… (a haiku)

A new haiku published in Wild Plum, a haiku journal, 2:2 Fall & Winter 2016:

 

crow's raucous cawing haiku

 

 

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Grief (a haiga)

grief haiga kendall

 

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 11.39.35 AMThis haiga was published in Wild Plum, a haiku journal, 2:2 Fall & Winter 2016. 

My warmest thanks to the editors, Gabriel Sawicki and Maria Tomczak.

 

Arrowheads rise…

It is always an honor to have a tanka published in , the Journal of the Tanka Society of America. My thanks to editor David Rice for selecting this poem.

 

arrowheads
rise to the surface
in a newly plowed field …
old memories
can be unexpected, too

 

 

Published:

Ribbons (Journal of the Tanka Society of America), Spring/Summer 2016, Volume 12, Number 2 (page 37)

 

 

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I want to sing…

 

My thanks to Michael McClintock, editor of the Tanka Café in Ribbons, the Journal of the Tanka Society of America. The prompt was poems of spring and summer. Here is mine:

 

I want to sing

 

 

 

 

Sleepy French Canals…

And now my last tanka to appear in Frameless Sky 4 (Summer 2016), edited by Christine L. Villa.  The beautiful photograph paired with this poem is by Irena Iris Szewczyk

To hear me read this tanka, simply click on the link below:

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Notes:

My warmest thanks to Chrissi, for publishing this and my other pieces in Frameless Sky 4
and to Irena, for creating such a lovely picture and allowing my tanka to join it.