Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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Marje A. Dyck: Tanka


the heavy flight
of two pelicans
for two days you have not smiled
nor reached to touch me

-- from Northwest Literary Forum, Winter 1995

a piece of the moon
is missing tonight
how empty the sound
my key turning
in the lock
-- from Tanka Splendor, 1994


the rustle
of autumn wind
trailing through reeds
some kind of longing
from out of nowhere
-- from Raw Nervz, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 1995-'96


in the art gallery
the light in a daisy field---
standing near you
suddenly aware
I am not breathing


through dark pine branches---
do you feel it too
something wistful
in this cool night air?


falling into the canyon
like liquid light
over the edge, my heart
and no one to catch it

-- from Lynx, Vol. X, No. 2, June 1995

Marje A. Dyck is a Saskatchewan poet who has been writing haiku, tanka and haibun for several years, and has had her work published extensively. She also writes short stories and articles, publishing in various Canadian magazines and journals such as Grain, Folklore, Prairie Fire, and Harvest. She won Third prize in a Saskatchewan Writer's Guild Contest for her short story "Sticks 'N Stones." Marje enjoys photography, paints and draws, and has recently discovered sumi-e, an art form she plans to explore in depth.