December 10, 2010

Poetry Friday--Newly Released


The latest issues of The Heron's Nest, Notes from the Gean, and haijinx are now available online.

At The Heron's Nest, Volume XII, Number 4: December, 2010, I have a haiku here.

I hit the jackpot with Notes from the Gean, Vol. 2, Issue 3 - December 2010, where I have haiku, tanka, and haiga! Make sure you check out the haiga, they look really AWESOME, if I do say so myself!

And, after a long delay, haijinx III:1 (December 2010) is out. The journal ceased publication in 2003 and was supposed to be back this past summer. Better a little late than never! I have two haiga in this issue. The first one is a photo of the baby woodchucks that lived, for a time, in my backyard. The other, uses a Japanese print from the Library of Congress collection.

I was commenting to a friend the other day that I think I can finally say I'm a poet! Those words still ring a false note, though--I think I'm my own worst enemy.

Here's an original tanka that kind of sums it up:

words don't match
the pictures in her head--
she contemplates
her newly published work
and wishes for a do-over

Thank you, dear reader, for indulging me today!

Jama is hosting the Poetry Friday Round-Up at Alphabet Soup. Be prepared for some mouth-watering poetry!

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! (I know the feeling in your tanka, though.)

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  2. Huge congratulations are in order! I love your wish for a do-over. I'm thinking you've hit a universal note with writers, and probably many others, too. Nicely done, Diane!

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  3. Thanks, ladies! Ruth, it's now been almost 15 months since I decided to get a tattoo and guess what? I still haven't had it done!

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  4. BIG congratulations, Diane. Of course you are a poet! Your brain just needs to catch up with reality.

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  5. Congratulations, Diane, on all your publications! I'm with Laura, lovin' those feline bookends.

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  6. Diane--I know how hard it it to say you're a poet. I'm glad you've finally gotten there--you deserve it!

    I can now say it occaionally, though usually I say I write poems rather than actually daring to call myself a poet.

    Congratulations on all these publications--that's fabulous. My favorites are the cat bookends--great poem and photo juxtaposition--and that girl in the uptown cafe picking out the flowers. Love that!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Congratulations, Diane. I am in complete agreement on your re-do poem. And yes, I do believe you're a poet!

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  8. You sure look like a poet from here. I was completely unaware of haijinxs--now I'm completely in love with haijinx. I don't know if I will get anything else done today.

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  9. Congratulations Diane! Your work is so lovely! I am inspired & proud of you.

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  10. Thank you everyone! Your generosity is inspiring and I greatly appreciate it. You've warmed my heart on this frigid December day.

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  11. Goodness! How inspiring! I loved your tanka that shared at the end. Made me smile, and although I'm not published...it sure rings familiar notes.

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  12. Hi Carlie! You don't have to be published to feel "writer's regret." It's usually when you finish something and you're so pleased that it's done you send it right off, but then, a few days later, you read it through and find that perhaps you were a little hasty. It could happen with anything, an email to a friend, a letter of complaint, as well as a manuscript to a publisher. Best to let things sit a while. I still sometimes forget to let things sit. ;-)

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  13. Congrats! The "bookends" in that haiga are awesome! About that tattoo...sounds like it doesn't need to happen. You have so many other ways to express yourself!!

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  14. Hi Mary Lee! Thanks for giving me a way out. It's really because I'm a chickensh*t!

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