Friday, May 8, 2015

3 tanka published in Undertow Tanka Review #5

stars spill                  
over the mountain
I spin in the dark
searching for Orion
in a strange place

starlings twirl                         
above the shopping mall
every year
this ancient flyway
mesmerizes me

full moon pops                 
above the roofscape
I chase it 
down dark alleys
camera in hand


  1. Well, these are all intertwined into a mesmerizing package... I have written extensively about starlings. Love to watch them from a safe distance, while locked inside my car with the doors locked and the windows rolled up.

    Maybe some day you could teach me this tanka form of poetry. You make it look like so much fun.

  2. I hope you'll resume posting again. Your poems are lovely! I really enjoy your word art.