Sunday, December 21, 2014


Janet Lynn Davis
Jenny Ward Angyal

ancient chapels 
carved into the rock face 
of Mönchsberg ... 
once the tourists are gone 
I crawl inside myself 
    ~JLD (Salzburg, Austria)

on the torii gate 
spirit of light—
fountains flowing
in the falling snow
      ~JWA (New York City, USA)

~Skylark 2:1, summer 2014

Thanks to my friend & fellow tanka poet, Janet Lynn Davis, for her collaboration on this short sequence. You can find more of Janet's fine tanka on her blog, twigs&stones.

We wish everyone a very happy Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice, for our friends in the southern hemisphere)!


  1. I read these on the twigs & stones blog as well. Nicely done. They have strong images for such small poems, which I believe is the essence of tanka.