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Your Voice (a Tanka)

To find your true voice
Look within, observe yourself
Behold the pure you.
Ignore judgments from without,
Project your truth to the world.


Written in response to…

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Raven's Flight (Tanka)

Soar away, raven
From your master’s hand, away
See the world around
Spy the comings and goings
He awaits your quick return.


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Poems2Go: An Unusual Way to Publish, with One of My Poems

Poems2Go is more a project, one could say, than a publication in the usual sense, although it is that too. From their About page:

Poems2go is a poetry project created by Christine Jones and supported by a grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation, to bring more poetry to more people to more places.

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If Looks Could Kill (a Tanka)

Murky dark hallways
Stone statues silently scream
Frozen in granite
Forever held in terror
The Gorgon smiles; turns away


This is my response to…

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The Greatest Question

We’re told that the majority agree:
The pressing issue of this Commonwealth
Does not concern defence or industry.
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Sailor's Creed

Oh, never drink to garnish joy
for joy’s enough,
but sorrow’s glass may be employed
when seas get rough.

Creative Writing

Casting Shadows (Haiku)

Light banishes dark
Yet the darkness still exists
The light casts shadows


This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 47 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Shadow & Light.