2017 World Tanka Poetry Contest Winners!

"We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words."- - 
Kahlil Gibran   (1883-1931)

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine © 2007-2018
Free stock photo of dawn, landscape, mountains, sunset

Theme "Sunrise/Sunset". 

1st Place - Grand Prize Winner!

pastel colors
bejewel the eastern sky...
in the rubble
a man cups his hand to his ear
to listen for survivors

                       by  Michele L. Harvey

2nd Place Winner!


first sunrise ...
alone in the attic room
my midlife
drained of all, hungry
for the silence

                      by  Chen-ou Liu

3rd Place Winner!

mango and sky
yield the last of their fruit . . .
I find the sweet spot
between making waves
and making do

                   by Claire Everett

Honorable Mentions

first light
tickling my back 
I turn around
and curl deeper
into your warmth

                    by Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

at Trader Vic’s
taking the umbrella off
my tequila sunrise
once again I tell you
I’m not that kind of girl

                     by Margaret Chula

sunset moonrise
over the South China sea
as if forever
were a window
and we were look-outs

                    by Kath Abela Wilson

fight over sunflower seeds
as if hoping
they too can reach
the sun

                  by Jessica Malone Latham

Top Prizes – Grand Prize: $250.00 (US) & Certificate, 2nd Prize: $100.00, 3rd Prize: $50.00

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