Sunday, December 27, 2020

Fujisan Tanka Contest

What a way to end the year! My tanka received honorable mention in the Fujisan Tanka Contest. Congratulations to all the winners!

Click this link to see all the winning haiku. 




Saturday, December 26, 2020

Dance into the World

 I'm elated to have my tanka included in "DANCE INTO THE WORLD." I love the way the anthology is divided into seven themed section. There are also so many high quality tanka! Thank you so much, Michael Dylan Welch, for this beautiful 20th anniversary anthology! If you are not a TSA member, grab your copy on Amazon.

🙂 https://www.amazon.com/Dance.../dp/B08PHY9948/ref=sr_1_1...'



Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Sonic Boom (December 2020)

So excited to share my alcohol ink art and cherita poem published in the current issue of Sonic Boom! Mine is on page 44. Enjoy the full issue here! Thank you so much, Shloka Shankar.




Friday, December 4, 2020

The Cherita (Issue 4:4 September 2020)

*this night

tattooed deeper
dew soaked grass

was it your breath             

I choose not to
release?

 

Paresh Tiwari : Hyderabad, India
a cherita trouve from Christine L. Villa

 

a few stars nibble dawn

I savor the words
tumbling on your pillow
while you fall asleep

I dare not to
open my eyes


Paresh Tiwari, Christine L. Villa, Paresh Tiwari
Hyderabad, India, North Highlands, CA, USA, Hyderabad, India

*

moon shards

when will I ever
get it right?

no lullabies, fairytales,
or words to clone 
perfection

Paresh Tiwari, Christine L. Villa, Paresh Tiwari

Hyderabad, India, North Highlands, CA, USA, Hyderabad, India

 

peeling the scent of regrets

I strip my bed
and dump the sheets
into the washer

if I enter a puddle
will it be easy to forget?

Paresh Tiwari, Christine L. Villa, Paresh Tiwari
Hyderabad, India, North Highlands, CA, USA, Hyderabad, India

 


Sunday, November 22, 2020

tanka 2020: poems from today's world

 Finally received my copy! Sharing my tanka published in tanka 2020: poems from today’s world. Thank you so much, editor Alexis Rotella. Thank you, Tom Clausenfor inviting me to submit. So honored to be in good company!




Wednesday, November 18, 2020