Welcome to tinywords 21.2

Our new background image for this issue is of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains taken in the state of Tennessee. There is nothing quite like the majesty of a mountain view to lift one’s spirits. This landscape image was captured by BlueRidgeKitties | Flickr and you can view more of the photographer’s fine images at the link.

With this issue it is a privilege for us here at TINYWORDS to present more new and known voices from around the globe. Congratulations to Barbara Kaufman and Marianne Paul, who open the new issue with their winning poems inspired by our prompt image by “Knowsphotos” titled “Cadillac Mountain Sunrise.” Their poems are featured below. As always, many fine offerings make the archive well worth reading.

Thanks to TINYWORDS Assistant Editors Polona Oblak and Ruth Holzer, and to founding editor Dylan Tweney, who also serves as our technical advisor and web page designer.

To all of the poets who sent in their poems for 21.2, and to the readers who return year after year, we again say thank you.

We wish you all the very best now and in the seasons ahead.

The Editors

 

Prompt winners:

soaking up
the last of summer’s heat
my old bones

— Barbara Kaufmann

 

following the sun
the barnacled back
of a gray whale

— Marianne Paul

10 Responses

  1. Rich Schilling Says:

    Congratulations to Barbara and Marianne!

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Congratulations to you both!

    Alan

  3. martin1223 Says:

    Thank you, Barbara Kaufmann, and Marianne Paul, for your wonderful poems. Congratulations!

  4. Mary Jo Says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful poems.

  5. ingridbaluchi Says:

    Briliant observation by you both, Barbara Kaufmann and Marianne Paul, both tugging on the heart strings.

  6. magyar Says:

    each moon paddles
    life's canoe into sunrise
    such cautious floats

    __Barbara and Marianne, your gracious thoughts created this humble echo; my harvest of
    thought-words. _m

  7. Guy Stephenson Says:

    Hearty congratulations, both of you. Thank you for such lovely poems.

  8. vidahaiku Says:

    Congratulations, Barbara and Marianne!

  9. Robert kingston Says:

    Congratulations to you both!

  10. Marion Clarke Says:

    Simply beautiful, both of these. 🥰

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