Welcome to T I N Y W O R D S issue # 13.2.

We would like to thank all the poets who contributed their words to this issue’s writing prompt based on Ray Rasmussen’s mountain peak photograph entitled “Willmore Wilderness Park, Canada.” Many poems stood out, but one rose to the top. Congratulations to Polona Oblak for her poem below. She kicks off this issue which will continue through the summer and into the fall when we will again open submissions. Our great thanks to the Assistant Editors for their help with 13.2: Ruth Holzer, John Emil Vincent and David Serjeant. Tinywords founder, Dylan Tweney, continues to perform heroic technological feats for which we also thank him.

We are grateful for the opportunity to have read each of the poems submitted for this issue. As Robert Frost said: “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

Thank you for finding your words and sharing them with us.

All best,
Kathe L. Palka,
Peter Newton
Editors, t i n y w o r d s





parting clouds
a view of the summit
i didn’t reach

Polona Oblak


19 Responses

  1. kalaramesh Says:

    Absolutely lovely poem and lovely choice too

  2. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Congratulations to Polona Oblak!

    Looking forward to the new issue and thanks to all who bring tinywords to us. I remember years ago, when I began with email, what a wonder it was to receive your emails and poems.

    The design is beautiful – love the colors.


  3. mary Says:

    Congratulations, a wonderful poem.

  4. @andemesi Says:

    Lovely Haiku. Congratulations, Polona Oblak

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Excellent work, and congratulations to Polona Oblak, a writer of haiku I've been following off and on for at least a decade.

    parting clouds
    a view of the summit
    i didn’t reach

    –Polona Oblak

  6. polona Says:

    not quite a decade, Alan, i wrote my first verse that could be – with some reservation – called haiku in early 2005 :)

  7. Alan Summers Says:

    That's still around eight and a half years and I think I caught you right at the very start. :-)

    kind regards,


  8. T. Johnson Says:

    Stunning photo prompt, and a beautiful poetic interpretation – congratulations!

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I loved this one, Polona! Well done :)


  10. Peter Newton Says:

    Happy Summer. Thanks again everyone who helped make this issue happen. Poets all, working together.

  11. Annette Says:

    Congrats Polona, such a lovely, wistful poem.

  12. Jayashree Maniyil Says:

    Congratulations Polona!

  13. haikuapprentice Says:

    Some mountaineers are poets.
    Some poets are mountaineers.
    But Polona is both. She has scaled the very peaks of Mount Haiku.
    But not only does she bring back and share with us the beauty and majesty and all the tiny wonders she observes along the way, she is also a most generous guide who will help others along the best paths. So as the clouds part and and I see the peak I too know I will never reach, I feel only joy and awe and gratitude for the poet who has helped me to the basecamp.
    Congratulations Polona. A well deserved accolade.

    And thanks to all the other poets who shared their inspirations on the site.

    And of course thanks to the editors for making this all possible. Tinywords, but hugely appreciated.


  14. polona Says:

    … and some poets pretend to be mountaineers ;)
    the little bit of trekking i've done (literally or metaphorically) would never bring me anywhere near the highest peaks but thanks for your kindness anyway

  15. Jim Gourley Says:

    I have recently become interested in this genre of poetry, having been wring for a number of years. This poem is the type that make me want to write! Hauntingly beatiful.

  16. Jim Gourley Says:

    I recently became interested in this genre of poetry, having been writing for some years. This is the type of work that really inspires me- simple, yet hauntingly beautiful.

  17. sanjuktaa Says:

    Congrats Polona…lovely poem indeed!

  18. polona Says:

    thanks to each of you for your kind comments

  19. @DreamsOfTaos Says:

    Oh, how did ai miss this from my favorite haiku poet? Polona :)))

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