from Esra Sarioglu

August 22, 2013 Comments Off on from Esra Sarioglu

early I arise

to enjoy

the cooling shade of

a leafy tree

and a spacious mind




tanka by an’ya

May 16, 2013 Comments Off on tanka by an’ya

with spring fever
whenever sunshine and wind
come together
tis’ what makes leaf trees flicker
and all the earth a checkerboard

let us meet atop
a cliff’s edge as falcons
with wide-flung wings
forever to take flight
over foaming shallows

Upcoming Summer Issue

April 30, 2013 Comments Off on Upcoming Summer Issue

The summer issue of Inner Art Journal will be published on June 15th. We are looking forward to reading your tanka and other short form poetry. The submission deadline is June 1st.

tanka by nelima

March 1, 2013 Comments Off on tanka by nelima


when I think of ridding myself
of the objectionable
I lose momentum
the need to rid myself – weighty evidence
of the very problem I want to erase


physically bigger
yet I feel psychically smaller
having slipped from the lead role
to supporting actor
in my own play


my ambivalence
made the perfect blind spot
unable to name what was in plain sight
I kept blowing air
into a leaky balloon




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