TunnelsWe dughollowsinto the earthinto her heartcalled these tunnelsso we could passback and forthto and from our destinationsto and froday and nightin rumbling vehicles that echothis hollow beingand this is how we shape the worldin the image of our hearts.
I got an acceptance letter for one of my tanka today from Mr. David Rice, the editor of Ribbons by the Tanka Society of America. David suggested several revisions, which let me understand more the importance of the economy of words in poetry. This is even more important in short forms like the tanka and haiku. The poem is set to appear in the spring/summer issue of the magazine.
Thank God for the good news. I've been getting lots of rejection slips lately and was starting to wonder whether I should go on a hiatus muna.