Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Power of Revision

Rewrite is a writer's weapon. I have seen the power of revision since I wrote haiku, haibun, and tanka. Recently I had rejection of my tanka which I thought were good. Not giving up, I looked at those tanka again closely with a critic's eyes to detect the mistakes hidden in the poems. Sure enough, I found the "flaws." Immediately, I fixed them; let them cool down for a while and resubmitted them. They got selected. The power of revision! I received a copy of Moonbathing in which I had a tanka included, and a copy of Red Lights in which I had two tanka published. Here is the link to my tanka in A Hundred Gourds: Another link to my tanka in Multiverses Journal