Steel sky, or: Desert summers

A piece of Tanka Prose stoic behind wheel multiple backseat drivers steel sky glints at dawn desert summer sears highways air conditioning cools heads This week, both yesterday and tomorrow, I am on site visits for work; and I am the designated driver. Yesterday's site visits were wonderful. It's inspirational to see some of the… Continue reading Steel sky, or: Desert summers

Bee bread, or: Battered

Dedication This tanka prose is dedicated to the inimitable Shira Destinie Jones who has committed her life to developing a sustainable societal framework to provide a basic safety net for each and every child. Tanka prose A safer, empathetic, and sustainable global society in which each person has food, shelter, education, and health care, at… Continue reading Bee bread, or: Battered

Unicorn, or: Dragon

Poetry Partners #51 A tanka by Jane Aguiar of 'Literature World' Since antiquity the unicorn is described a legend creature projected from its cute forehead a single pointed longhorn Jane Aguiar: https://meandmyliterature.wordpress.com/ A shadorma by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ serpentine wingless water gods; oceans; lakes; foggy skies; auspicious Eastern dragons symbolize good luck… Continue reading Unicorn, or: Dragon

Demeter, or: Vivaldi

Poetry Partners #50 'A Season of Trees,' a haiku sequence by Colleen M. Chesebro trees—skeleton bare ebony sky silhouettes winter’s artistry a lace of green leaves discover a sparrow’s nest baby mouths agape silk-soft leaves of green touch the cerulean sky summer melodies autumn leaves foretell mystical secrets revealed— only death brings truth Colleen M.… Continue reading Demeter, or: Vivaldi

Many waters, or: A renga partnership, X

Poetry in partnership My first taste of writing poetry in partnership with another poet has been the composition of a hyakuin (a renga comprised of 100 tankas) with Sangeetha of 'Mindfills', titled 'Ripples'. This whetted my appetite for further creative collaborations, leading me to launch the 'Poetry Partners' initiative, which is an open invitation to… Continue reading Many waters, or: A renga partnership, X

Many waters, or: A renga partnership, IX

Poetry in partnership My first taste of writing poetry in partnership with another poet has been the composition of a hyakuin (a renga comprised of 100 tankas) with Sangeetha of 'Mindfills', titled 'Ripples'. This whetted my appetite for further creative collaborations, leading me to launch the 'Poetry Partners' initiative, which is an open invitation to… Continue reading Many waters, or: A renga partnership, IX

Many waters, or: A renga partnership, VIII

Poetry in partnership My first taste of writing poetry in partnership with another poet has been the composition of a hyakuin (a renga comprised of 100 tankas) with Sangeetha of 'Mindfills', titled 'Ripples'. This whetted my appetite for further creative collaborations, leading me to launch the 'Poetry Partners' initiative, which is an open invitation to… Continue reading Many waters, or: A renga partnership, VIII

Many waters, or: A renga partnership, VII

Poetry in partnership My first taste of writing poetry in partnership with another poet has been the composition of a hyakuin (a renga comprised of 100 tankas) with Sangeetha of 'Mindfills', titled 'Ripples'. This whetted my appetite for further creative collaborations, leading me to launch the 'Poetry Partners' initiative, which is an open invitation to… Continue reading Many waters, or: A renga partnership, VII