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Prompt #4: Form Challenge - Pleiades

Poetry is an evolving field.  New forms rise as others become less popular.  This week’s prompt is to construct a poem in Pleiades form. This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. 110 more words


Haiku in new issue of A Hundred Gourds (samples)

I am delighted to have two of my haiku in the new issue of A Hundred Gourds, a fine online journal of Japanese-style short form poems. 100 more words

Andrew Shattuck McBride Writer

spring morning . . .

spring morning
your call arrives too late
for last rites–
still I hold the phone up
in case, just in case . . .

A Hundred Gourds… 39 more words


Take Five . . .


he says I speak
differently to strangers–
perhaps he can hear
the stilled whisper of love
in a mockingbird’s song

          –Margaret Dornaus

I’m pleased to have work included in the latest (and, sadly, last) edition of M. 596 more words



Words are inadequate and I have little to add to the tributes that have flooded in for Hortensia Anderson. I offer two haiga in her memory and in gratitude for the beauty of her life and her poetry. 137 more words


NaHaiWriMo May 23rd Haiku Prompt: Hortensia Anderson

One might this that a haiku prompt of someone of whom you have never heard might just be the most difficult prompt yet. Not so. I do not know Hortensia Anderson and I am so new to Japanese forms of poetry that I had never even heard of her. 74 more words


Passing of Haikuist Hortensia Anderson

Today Hortensia Anderson a well known and loved Haikuist and poet passed away.

Below is one of my favorite poems and a fitting tribute.

Remains… 130 more words