Welcome to tinywords 18.1

Welcome back to another issue of tinywords.

In keeping with our spring floral visual theme begun with our bluebonnet photo prompt, our backdrop for tinywords 18.1 is a field scattered with blooming peach trees bathed in spring fog.

Congratulations to our writing prompt winners Helen Buckingham and Sam Bateman, whose poems appear 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 keeps tinywords humming along season to season.

Spring 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 tinywords 18.1. Thanks for writing. Thanks for reading.

With gratitude and in the haiku spirit of inclusion, so we begin.

Kathe L. Palka and Peter Newton
Editors, tinywords



a way

with the blues


~ Helen Buckingham



out of winter’s long shadow bluebonnets


~ Sam Bateman


11 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    Big congrats to Helen and Sam!!! :-)

    warm regards,


  2. Mike Schoenburg I Says:

    Like the bluebonnets poem!

    afternoon waves~~~
    the falling sun
    shadows the sand

  3. Chris Lovie-Tyler Says:

    Love them, especially Helen’s.

  4. Jean LeBlanc Says:

    tinywords, so good to have you back. We missed you.

  5. pdfrench Says:

    These are both excellent!

  6. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Thanks so much to Tinywords and to everyone who liked my ku…..and congratulations to Sam for his elegant and uplifting monostitch.

  7. Sam Bateman Says:

    Thanks to all who left comments and kudos to Helen for her playfully layered poem. Also, thanks to the tinywords editors for all their hard work.



  8. carol jones Says:

    Congratulations, Helen and Sam. Like them both.

  9. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Congratulations, Helen and Sam! I enjoyed both poems!

  10. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Thanks so much, Barbara, and to all of you for your wonderful comments, much appreciated.

  11. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Love both! ?

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