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Issue 3: May 2020
Tanka Prose: 53 words
By Bob Lucky

Silence

 

amplifies the village on a Sunday morning—the cry of a child from the farmhouse down the hill, the bleating of sheep in the pasture, a dog’s cough-like bark, the stuttering start of a tractor, a kettle’s high whistle,

church bells
a farmer
off to his field
stops to worship
morning glories

Bob Lucky
Issue 3, May 2020

lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. He is a regular contributor to haiku and tanka journals in the US, Europe, and Australia, and his work has been widely anthologized. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous international journals, including Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, SurVision, Haibun Today, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).

His chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. His chapbook Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018) was a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He is also the author most recently of a collection of prose poems, haibun, and senryu, My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019); and an e-chapbook, What I Say to You (proletaria.org, 2020).

 
 
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