Skylark, Tanka Journal 12,
Winter 2018 (6:2)
under a bush—
the unspoken truth
in an old book
a letter, ‘address unknown’
a million miles away
a new star is born,
Prune Juice, A Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and Haiga,
Issue 26 – November 2018
My deepest thanks to Steve Hodge, editor. This was his last issue as editor of Prune Juice. It has been a joy and a wonderful learning experience working with Steve as an editor.
Here is the link to the full issue of this amazing journal. It includes the amazing prize winners of the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition for 2018 (edited by Steve Hodge and Michael Rehling), pdf: pj-26-rev
This tanka is dedicated it to all who have dealt with the trauma
of childhood sexual abuse.
of so many children
dissolved in a moment
Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal,
Issue 25, 2018
It’s a great honor to have had this tanka published in Eucalypt. My thanks to editor, Julie Anne Thorndyke for selecting this particular poem.
My first time in this journal.
Haiku Canada Review, October 2018
fade and fall
Published in Ribbons, Spring/Summer 2018: Volume 14, Number 2
of the old swing . . .
only four when carefully taught
to keep that secret
This tanka was published in the Tanka Café of Ribbons
the little girl’s doll
marred by lipstick
scrawled on her face
. . . maybe this time
mother will notice
Published: Failed Haiku, a Journal of English Senryu, Volume 3, Issue 31,
Guest editors: Lori A. Minor and Chase Gagnon
Primary editor: Michael Rehling
Note: I’d like to thank my dear friend, Christine M. Kalke for her permission to use her beautiful photograph that was taken in Scandinavia during one of her visits. The digital art work was done by me.
a wooden cross
. . . winter light
Modern Haiku, Volume 49.2, Summer 2018