5poem WOTW is “absolute”

September 4th, 2012

Word of the week for September 3-9 is “absolute.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “absolute,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

5poem WOTW is “hill”

August 27th, 2012

Word of the week for August 27 to September 2 is “hill.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “hill,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

Some recent tanka

August 20th, 2012

A few of my favorites from Twitter and/or Facebook groups recently…

your voice
carries all this way
rin gong
one star for each step
that leads to my heart

(for Claire Everett)
 

two girls
a backpack
and a diaper bag
this is what we call
traveling light

 

that poem
is it haiku?
she says you know it
when you see it
like porn

 

awake
walking the stars
at 3 a.m.
Curiosity
take me with you

 

all the things
I can’t cut
from my life…
trimming my nails
on the front porch

 

5poem WOTW is “panic”

August 20th, 2012

Word of the week for August 20-26 is “panic.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “panic,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

5poem WOTW is “dirt”

August 13th, 2012

Word of the week for August 13-19 is “dirt.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “dirt,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

5poem WOTW is “curiosity”

August 6th, 2012

Word of the week for August 5-12 is “curiosity.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “curiosity,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

Congrats to NASA on the successful landing of the “Curiosity” Mars rover!

Two recent haiku

July 30th, 2012

summer solstice
just enough time
to apologize

[Presence #46]

fire alarm
I practice taking
nothing

[Frogpond 35:2]

5poem WOTW is “twist”

July 30th, 2012

Word of the week for July 30 to August 5 is “twist.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “twist,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

5poem WOTW is “zoo”

July 23rd, 2012

Word of the week for July 23-29 is “zoo.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “zoo,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.

5poem WOTW is “skin”

July 16th, 2012

Word of the week for July 16-22 is “skin.” Write a tanka or other five-line poem using “skin,” tag it #5poem, and tweet it.