Tablets from On High


Tablets from On High


sacred tepui
rise in lofty sandstone mist
shrouding ages past
band by band of tablets
inscribed by ancient hands

Douglas J. Lanzo


An award-winning and featured poet whose first novel, The Year of the Bear, is forthcoming, 153 of Doug’s poems have been published in 40 publications since 2020 across the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Austria, India, Mauritius, Australia and the Caribbean, including Academy of the Heart and Mind, Akitsu Quarterly, Ancient Paths Online, Ariel Chart, The Bamboo Hut, Bear Creek Haiku, Better Than Starbucks, Café Haiku’s upcoming 2021 Poetry Anthology on Relationships, The Caribbean Writer, cattails, Chrysanthemum, Cold Moon Journal, Current Accounts,  The Drabble, Failed Haiku, 50 Haikus, Frogpond,  Grand Little Things, Haiku Journal, Haikuniverse, Literary Yard, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, The Pangolin Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Penwood Review, Plum Tree Tavern, Poetry Pea, Presence Haiku Journal, Red Eft Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Society of Classical Poets Journal, Studio, Three Line Poetry, Time of Singing, tsuri-dōrō, Vita Brevis’ 2021 Poetry Anthology Brought to Sight & Swept Away, Vita Brevis Press Poetry Magazine, Wales Haiku Journal, WestWard Quarterly, Wild Violet and The Zen Space.   Doug resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and 12-year old identical twin sons, fellow internationally published poets, enjoying nature, traveling, biking, tennis and chess.



  1. love this one. thank you for making this the best journal out here.

  2. It's amazing how a group of well chosen words can create a vessel for a well thought concept. Great poem.

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