Thursday, February 21, 2013

My knight

my knight,
your perfection's gleam
enticed me;
now I thank you often
for charming someone else

Modern English Tanka, Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 2006 ("11 Good Kyoka: Experiments in English," by M. Kei); Fire Pearls (2006)


Several years ago, I participated in a small online group, Kyoka Mad Poems, hosted by M. Kei. A label is only a label, but we had fun producing what apparently were some of the earliest poems in English to be formally labeled (e.g., in publication) as "kyoka." 


2 comments:

  1. Love it! So glad the shine wore off that one in time! stace

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