Name: Margaret Dornaus
How do you know Cara? Cara and I met through the online haiku community. I think I discovered her writing through her blog after I started mine a year-and-a-half ago, and began looking around for kindred spirits.
How long have you been writing poetry? I’ve been writing poetry in the closet for most of my life, and I have a M.F.A. in poetry translation from the University of Arkansas. But I only began writing Japanese short form poetry seriously a year-and-a-half ago when, on a whim, I started my blog, Haiku-doodle.
What kind of poetry do you write? I write haiku, tanka, and haibun. I also dabble a bit with haiga.
Please share a poem:
the winter garden
where false hellebore appears
without fair warning
my sister’s mind a landscape
scored with fault lines . . . and furrows
from “my sister’s world”, a tanka series, Atlas Poetica 8, March 2011
mother tells me how
she’d like to die
The Heron’s Nest, vol XIII, no. 4, December 2011
carving darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2011
one to grow on
in the center of the cake . . .
an extra candle
to light my path forward
to lead me home again
red lights, vol. 8, no. 1, January 2012