Welcome to tinywords 17.2

Welcome back to another issue of T I N Y W O R D S .

In keeping with our out-of-this-world visual theme begun with our photo prompt from Mars, our backdrop for T I N Y W O R D S 17.2 is none other than the Milky Way itself. This beautiful image of a piece of our galaxy as it appears in the night sky was taken from Pixabay.

Congratulations to our writing prompt winner Sam Bateman, whose winning entry appears below. Once again a final choice was difficult due to the abundance of good responses. Please be sure to scroll through and enjoy all the poems offered in response to our prompt.

Thanks again to our Assistant Editors, Polona Oblak and Ruth Holzer. And to Dylan Tweney, founding editor and Technical Director who fixes all the glitches with a smile.

Autumn is starting to show its colors here in the northern hemisphere. No better time to show the wide array of poets who have generously sent in their work for T I N Y W O R D S 17.2. With gratitude and in the haiku spirit of inclusion, so we begin.

Thanks for reading.

Kathe L. Palka

Peter Newton

Editors, tinywords


red planet—
the distance a dream
has to travel


Sam Bateman