Two haiku and one tanka in Blithe Spirit 29.1, 2019
wood’s edge –
that inescapable pull
those nagging thoughts
that seem to come
All poems by Mary Kendall
Red Lights, Volume 15, No. 1, January 2019:
Both tanka by Mary Kendall
Modern Haiku, Volume 50.1, Winter-Spring 2019
that look . . .
a skim coat of ice
in the bird bath
Frozen Birdbath with Frozen Ripples (c) Terry Gray
Prune Juice, Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga,
Issue 27, March 2019
Edited by Brent Goodman
My deepest thanks to Kate MacQueen for writing this rengay with me. It was a wonderful and illuminating experience to write with Kate. Kate’s verses are #2, 4, 6 (italicized) and mine are #1, 3, 5.
This rengay was published in Vines #3, part of the publication hedgerow edited by Caroline Skanne.
Note: for readers not acquainted with rengay, here is a definition from “Graceguts” by Michael Dylan Welch:
“Garry Gay invented a renga alternative in the summer of 1992: the “rengay.”
“The rengay is a collaborative six-verse linked thematic poem written by two or three poets using alternating three-line and two-line haiku or haiku-like stanzas in a regular pattern. The pattern for two people is A-3, B-2, A-3, B-3, A-2, B-3, with the letters representing the poets, and the numbers indicating the number of lines in each given verse.”
Tanka Society of America 2018 Members’ Anthology:
Of Love and War and the Life In Between
the old dog sleeps
by the fire . . .
the peace of knowing
you are there
This poem is dedicated to all beloved, faithful dogs for the pure joy they bring.