Something Nice Just Happened….


I applied for membership to the Anglo-Japanese Tanka Society in York, England.  I thought I would send two tanka to Mr. Hisashi Nakamura on the off chance that they would be accepted.  They were.

I am grateful to the Society for publishing on their site my two tanka.  Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows  I am head over heels in love with the tanka form.  I spend some days just counting  syllables on my fingers while attempting other things!

I want to thank two writers, Berowne and Nick Nicholson for their unflagging encouragement and support of my attempts to write poetry.   Both are excellent writers;  Berowne has years of knowledge of poetry, of many, many kinds, and Nick is a very fine poet himself.

This influence (of the Tanka Society) can only mean  I will be amongst poets and work that will strengthen my own attempts.  Or so I hope it to be.

Lady Nyo




Jane Kohut-Bartels

The moon floats on wisps

Of clouds extending outward.

Tendrils of white fire

Burn up in the universe–

Gauzy ghosts of nothingness.


Shooting star crosses

Upended bowl of blue night.


Fires up with excited gaze!

A moment– and all is gone.


Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2010

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2 Responses to “Something Nice Just Happened….”

  1. Malcolm Says:

    Congratulations! You seem to have mastered the art of Tanka. Keep writing!


  2. ladynyo Says:

    LOL! I don’t know about “mastered”….a little too soon for that….

    But tanka you.

    Lady Nyo


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