unintentional touchstones

Certain objects become touchstones of our younger years. Perhaps it’s a small statue or a wall hanging that has come to symbolize childhood for you in some way. I wonder why some objects take on a special meaning and other objects do not carry any particular significance in our memories. The objects that have a … More unintentional touchstones

Finding others

Many times, we know very little about the journey of others. People see me how I am now, and are surprised when they learn about some of the challenges I faced. The surprise is often mutual, and I gain a deeper respect for someone upon hearing their inspiring stories of resiliency and fortitude. We tend … More Finding others

published in Atlas Poetica: A Journal of World Tanka, Vol 20 (2015)

I am thrilled to have nine tanka published in Atlas Poetica (ATPO) 20! The below poems have joined others on my “Poems Published in Poetry Journals” page. unsleeping toddler we sing songs about our love… the ancient light is finally home ∞ blessed is the one who finds the bottom of the ocean with nowhere … More published in Atlas Poetica: A Journal of World Tanka, Vol 20 (2015)