Extraterrestrial Tanka (poem)

(by Daniel R. Jones)

[Note: this poem was originally published in the quarterly print edition of Star*Line on July 1, 2017.]

amber-dotted skies.
paper lanterns wink:
night of the Chinese New Year.

scores of UFOs phoned in:
we slip under the radar.

Past Poem: The Woman on the Bus Encounters Time Dilation

Today, I’d like to cross-link a poem I wrote a couple years ago. It was nominated for a 2017 Rhysling Award, which is an award given out by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association.

The poem was originally published by Altered Reality, which is an excellent speculative fiction magazine in its own right. Please check them out when you’re done reading my poem! The link is below: