I’m grateful to Editor Jayne Jaudon for sharing this poem on her YDP site!
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Editor Jayne Jaudon shared a small poem of mine on her excellent poetry site. The picture above says more than I can, but I tried: http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2969
Editor Irene Toh graciously chose to put my poem First Snow in “Time is a River without Banks”, Red Wolf Journal’s spring 2019 anthology. It’s a beautiful collection and I’m most pleased to have my small poem included.
Caspar Buberl’s frieze of marching soldiers, located at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth, Mississippi.
Poetry is the most difficult literary discipline of all and I claim no proficiency in it. I do find, however, that making an honest effort, especially with forms unfamiliar to me, improves my writing overall. I wrote the villanelle just published in the Ekphrastic Review some years back. The poem was inspired by Civil War art and was originally published as a front-piece to Dawn Drums, my Civil War novel. Ekphrastic Review editor Lorette Luzajic paired it with a photo of sculptor Caspar Buberl’s 19th Century Civil War frieze. I appreciate her work in finding an image of Caspar’s work that she could share! Here’s the link: http://www.ekphrastic.net
I’ve found that submitting myself to a strict poetical form helps me find clearer focus in all of my writing. I intend my efforts at Tanka to help me write incisive prose. It’s a surprise when one gets published. I thought I’d share the surprise. You’ll have to scroll down a bit, but all of the poems are worthy.
P.S. Those of you who know me are well aware that I shamelessly plagiarise myself! Forgive me!
Here’s a link: https://tankajournal.com/issue.php?id=11&issue=8
I’m honored to have a poem in this anthology. Here’s the Amazon link:
Editor Jayne Jaudon included this poem in her excellent poetry blog and I thank her for the honor! Please follow the link to see if my words can aspire to accompanying Ed Haskell’s glowing photo.