Welcome to tinywords 16.1

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 L?ffler?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.

Happy spring!

Kathe L. Palka
Peter Newton


16.1 Prompt Winner



just enough light
for sandstone to bloom
desert flower


~ Barbara Kaufmann

27 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    Congratulations! :-)

  2. marykendall Says:

    Lovely, Barbara. Congratulations.

  3. Michael Henry Lee Says:

    Nice Barbara congratulations

  4. Dianne Says:


  5. lamartcooper Says:

    A great start to this issue – Congrats!

  6. Bill Waters Says:

    Outstanding! :- D

  7. MaryJo Says:

    Congratulations. The haiku says so much.

  8. Lisa Chavez Says:

    Beautiful, Barbara! Congrats :-)

  9. Karen Harvey Says:

    A fabulous poem to start spring with Barbara. Thank you tinywords.

  10. Marilyn Hazelton Says:


  11. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Wonderful, Barbara!


  12. Chrissi Villa Says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations, Barbara!

  13. madhurip Says:


  14. Marietta McGregor Says:

    A lovely haiku. Well done!

  15. Baobab Shade Says:

    She deserves it. This haiku jumped at me when going through the post. Congrats Barbara

    ___Adjei Agyei-Baah

  16. chief276 Says:

    Great work.

    Bill K

  17. Hazel Hall Says:

    Thanks for this message. A lovely poem by Barbara.

  18. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Thank you all for the kind comments and thanks so much to the 'tinywords' editors for choosing my poem!

    early spring
    a surprise bouquet
    on the doorstep

  19. hammerandtongs Says:

    Wonderful. Its the enoughness that brings forth the bloom.

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