Thursday, September 06, 2007

2nd World Poetry Contest

I apparently took first place for the 2nd World Poetry Contest, but I haven't been notified by the organization. Their Japanese website lists my tanka as what Google translates as 'most best winner'. If you can read Japanese, please tell me what it says!

my mother
planted a plum tree
to have blooms
when her heart
was winter weary

I apparently have two honorable mentions as well:

tawny lilies
growing wild
in the ditches;
once I had a
heart like that

a harpsichord
plays an allemande
in a minor key;
all this grey day winds
rove through leafless trees


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