Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two Versions of a Cinquain for the First Day of Spring

1 Warm, wet, the spring wind gets in everywhere—stirring curtains, tugging and loosening clothing 2 Stirring curtains, tugging and loosening clothing, the spring wind gets in everywhere, warm, wet

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Hanafuda Frost and Moonlight Sonnet by John Mackenzie

Originally posted on tankawanka:
Hanafuda Frost and Moonlight Sonnet by John Mackenzie From June into October the nine-pound hammers of wind and sun and rain beat and beat down on maple leaves until they glow from red through gold in…

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The Gentle Crocus Hones Green Blades of Rain (a villanelle rebuttal of Thomas)

Niel Gow’s ‘Lament for the Death of his Second Wife’ The Gentle Crocus Hones Green Blades of Rain The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain And whittles gaps in notes the small birds sing; Out of silence we build … Continue reading

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Midnight Finds Me Digging (a country tanka noir for Michael Leon)

Midnight Finds Me Digging (a country tanka noir for Michael Leon) What I plant tonight blossomed in red sprays today, the scent thin and sharp— waves of it in my nostrils, salt and copper as the sea We left the … Continue reading

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