against the dawn . . .


8 Responses

  1. magyar Says:

    __ Well seen, Mark.
    Flowers fly; onward within each day's breeze; feathered seeds.

  2. Mark E. Says:

    thank you…

  3. Mark E. Says:

    Just goes to show, there is a home for every poem…this one was rejected by Simply Haiku, Acorn, Modern Haiku, Heron's Nest (although shortlisted), Cattails, Frogpond, Hundred Gourds, Shamrock, World Haiku Review, Frozen Butterfly, Moongarlic, Wild Plum and Noon…never give up on a poem you believe in…

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    I can relate! Years ago one poem was rejected many times and ended up winning a couple of awards. Another one rejected as not a haiku by a prominent haiku magazine was snatched up in under 20 minutes by a Japanese haiku column because it had a relevant seasonal reference.

    Some haiku I keep for up to five years, whether revised or not. Patience and perseverance can work.

    against the dawn . . .

    Tinywords ISSUE 17.1 | 5 JULY 2017

    It's rare in my book for a haiku starting with a two line phrase and ending with a single word for the last line to succeed, but your's does. Congratulations on both counts.

    warm regards,


  5. Garry Says:

    for the poem
    much shopped around
    a final resting place

  6. Mark E. Says:

    thx Garry

  7. aniketnikhade Says:

    I found it interesting because it has got a thought process involved into it. However it speaks also of how the mind works. Keeping this in mind I have written a few lines with regards to how I enjoyed the experience of reading your lines.

    I have got in my clear with regards to what is right and what's wrong. I know the truth. I have gone into details to the bottom of each and everything that matters to me at the present moment and also with regards to future. Let the right moment come. Let the right opportunity happen. Then and then only I will make my move. Tables will turn and life will find the right direction. Till then it's wait and watch.

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I love the phrase "sheltering against the dawn" Mark.


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