Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hot News: A New Milestone -- 250,000 Pageviews

                                                                                                  on the windowsill
                                                                                                  two canaries singing
                                                                                                  to each other
                                                                                                  I tweet and retweet
                                                                                                  NeverEnding Story

My Dear Friends:

NeverEnding Story crossed the 250,000 view mark this morning.


Pageviews yesterday: 490
Pageviews last month:14, 220

I am grateful to everyone who has been a part of this poetry journey. And look forward to reading your new haiku/tanka (see 2015 anthology submission guidelines for haiku and tanka )

A haiku or a tanka without "rhetoric" was likely to be no more  than a brief observation without poetic tension or illumination.

-- Donald Keene, The Winter Sun Shines in: A Life of Masaoka Shiki, p 57.


Note:  In addition to being translated into Chinese and published on NeverEnding Story, the accepted haiku and tanka will be tweeted and re-tweeted by  @storyhaikutanka (NeverEnding Story's Tweeter account: following: 9, followers: 502) and @ericcoliu (Chen-ou Liu's Tweeter account: following: 5, followers: 1,896) respectively to reach a larger readership.

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