2019 World Tanka 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 © 2007-2019
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Thanks to everyone who submitted wonderful poems for the 2019 World Tanka Poetry Competition. 

Theme: "Love". 


1st Place - $250 Grand Prize Winner
"as a sailor"



as a sailor
longing for the sea
am I for love
the kind that will be                                   
endless fathoms deep

                  

                               by an'ya




2nd Place - $125 Prize Winner
"if as the clouds"


if as the clouds
we ever drift apart
forever
remember me fondly
to your grandchildren


                              by an'ya




3rd Place - $50 Prize Winner
"reading your old poems"


reading your old poems
and reminiscing . . . 
how the rhythm and meter 
of I love you 
changes over time


                             by Robin Anna Smith




Honorable Mentions


a Rubik’s cube twisted 
into a colorful mix –
what if we could 
love ourselves
just the way we are?                    

                                 by Susan Burch


falling in love
under the stars
elderberry clusters
hang heavy
with juice

       

                          by Martha Magenta



parenthood
she sets the table
for our party                        
we pretend to enjoy
our hot cups of nothing


                           by an'ya 



crafted with love,
this table you made
from ash trees
planted for the children
we never had

             

                           by Debbie Strange



at the edge 
of a winter dream
I reach for her ...
my love in white
there, but not there

                       

                              by Chen-ou Liu



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