Welcome back to another issue of TINYWORDS.
Congratulations to our writing prompt winners — Helen Buckingham, Bill Gottlieb, and Arlene Teck — whose poems appear below. Once again a final choice was difficult due to the abundance of good responses. So, we had to call out three top winners. Please be sure to scroll through and enjoy all the poems offered in response to our prompt.
In keeping with the pastoral theme begun with our country storm prompt, our backdrop for TINYWORDS 18.2 is an old orchard. What better image to begin apple season here in the American northeast. There is something about the carefully pruned trees all in their neat little rows that make us think of poetry.
Thanks to our assistant editor for tinywords 18.2, Polona Oblak. And thanks to Dylan Tweney, founding editor of tinywords, and in-house expert on all things technological.
Now, it is time to wander through the alleys of the orchard as we celebrate the changing seasons with this issue’s harvest of poems.
Thanks for stopping by.
Kathe L. Palka and Peter Newton
on a spit
— Helen Buckingham
lightning flash …
the widening pupil
of the moon
— Bill Gottlieb
another dark day
— Arlene Teck