The Great Art Swap: A Tale of Two Moons

I was first drawn to her twitter name: @WaterBaker. How interesting, I thought. When one bakes water, one ends up with nothing, yet when I read her words they were poetic and clever: definitely a beautiful something! I later discovered that Arushi Nayar was an amazing multi-talented artist, guitarist, and poet. Our exchanges of creativity … More The Great Art Swap: A Tale of Two Moons

5-line poems

…three of my tanka recently published in Atlas Poetica have been newly added to the Poems page! outside this house the erratic song of wind chimes like Brownian motion the randomness of beautiful moments ∞ when I finally sat down I still felt in motion like a momentary insight into the Earth and its paradox … More 5-line poems

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)

New Island

Mother’s Day is approaching, and once again I am reminded of the incredible blessing of children. Children energize me and sustain me. In this poem, my children save me from becoming a crumbling mountain of exhaustion to something like a volcano of energy. They help me form the new island of myself. I think many … More New Island