Monthly Archives: October 2018


Distant ghosts breathe closer

Departed mist filled mouths

Dying to kiss. Again

Do you feel cool air close

Down the back of your neck

Distracting you, forming

Delicate, dark vapour




This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.