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." 


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