A tiny soul . . . (tanka)

Ribbons, Winter 2018: Volume 14, Number 1

Tanka Café Winter 2018 ~ weather prompt

 

I was born

in a winter storm,

a tiny soul

almost lost

in a sea of white

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Winter garden (a haiku)

This haiku is my first poem in the journal, Modern Haiku.

 

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by Mary Kendall

Modern Haiku
Volume 48:1
Winter-Spring 2017

 

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Watching my hair dance . . . (haiga)

Using a photo I took and two different art programs on my iPad, a new picture appeared that was perfect for this senryu.

This haiga was published in:
Failed Haiku, A Journal of English Senryu, Issue 16, April 2017

 

 

 

 

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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Woodsmoke…

This haiku has just appeared in The Heron’s Nest, a distinguished journal of haiku. For me, as a first time poet in this journal, it is a truly great honor for which I’m thankful.

My poem is on page 11 of The Heron’s Nest:  http://www.theheronsnest.com/March2016/haiku-p11.html

 

winter night—

the curl of woodsmoke

takes flight

 

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I hope some of you will click the link to The Heron’s Nest to read the full issue of wonderful haiku from around the world.

 

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Note: photo is in the public domain (found linked with many sources online)

Dream Time 2

 

 

 

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This tanka art piece is the second in my Dream Time series of poems. To read the first poem in the series (on this blog), follow this link:

https://apoetintime.com/2015/02/10/dream-time-1/

As you’ll notice the two poems are quite different in style and content, but I’ve grouped them together in Dream Time since both were written while poised on that slender edge of dreaming into another time and place. 

 

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A Special Word of Thanks:

A big thank you to my dear husband, Ritchie D. Kendall, who took this photograph on a hill in Greenwich in 2013 when we were living in London. 

 

Library of Congress Japanese woodprint

Crow on a Willow Branch, Japanese woodprint, Library of Congress woodprint