Saturday, December 31, 2011

Haiku- Universal Depths of Space, Editors' Choice

Ed. Bernard Gieske ( Sketchbook, Vol.6, No.6, 2011)

In this next haiku P K Padhy reminds us that the power of candle light should not be underestimated because of its small flame. The flame of a candle may be very tiny, but its impact can be felt around the world. Some of you have not let us forget these memorable occasions, not all of which are pleasant.

lone candle—
another solar system

# 95. P K Padhy, IN

Ed. John Daleiden ( Sketchbook, Vol.6, No.6, 2011)

…and finally, the candles thread moves beyond a description of human conditions, religious notions, birthday celebrations, individual feelings of loneliness and isolation, romance, and social occasions to the realm beyond earth—reaching out into the universal depths of space…

how pale the moon

# 126. Stella Pierides, DE / UK

candle on the sill—
a moth circles into
the Big Dipper

# 131. Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, RO

lone candle—
another solar system

# 95. P K Padhy, IN

Snipe Rising From a Marsh - Bird's in Tanka (Ed. Rodney Williams)

Dear Mr Padhy

With the Atlas Poetica Special Feature Snipe Rising From a Marsh – Birds in Tanka, over 250 poems were received from 65 contributors across 10 countries – the following piece of yours is one of only 25 chosen:

the sparrow
leaves its message
coming home
the old man still awaits
his son’s return from battle

Indian sparrow: Passer indicus bactrianus
Berhampur, Orissa, India

Pravat Kumar Padhy, Orissa, India

Please carefully proofread all of the text inserted above, before confirming/ correcting its wording/ details by return email to me as soon as possible.

In that same email, also please include a biographical sketch (75 words maximum).

Editor M. Kei encourages all contributors to this Special Feature to make submissions to Atlas Poetica itself, using this link:

While asking me to advise you that Snipe Rising From a Marsh should be posted on the Atlas Poetica website in March, 2012, M. Kei has also begged for your patience in advance, if delays happen to occur due to his other commitments.

More precise information about a release date will be provided in due course.

The quality of your submission to this project is greatly appreciated – congratulations!

All the very best of luck for the New Year,

Rodney Williams


Snipe Rising From a Marsh – Birds in Tanka