Sixteen years of tinywords! Whoever would’ve thought way back when how crucial a poem-a-day could be. So begins issue #16.1. This new gathering of poets will lead us from spring into the heart of summer with occasional forays into fall and maybe a winter song here and there. All presented with the wind-shifted sands of a high desert, courtesy of photographer Stefan Kunze.
Congratulations to Barbara Kaufmann who begins the issue with her winning haiku below, inspired by Lucas Löffler’s photo image of Antelope Canyon. There were many great responses, but for us Barbara’s stood out. Take a look at the more than a hundred inspired offerings.
We thank our assistant editors Polona Oblak and Ruth Holzer, for helping us sort through the many hundreds of poems submitted. It’s a great thing to know so many of us are out there writing, trying to set our experiences into small songs. Also, we extend our deep appreciation to founding editor and publisher of tinywords Dylan Tweney who remains part of the editorial team and keeps the techy side of tinywords up and humming.
Kathe L. Palka
16.1 Prompt Winner
just enough light for sandstone to bloom desert flower