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fragile rice papers

fragile rice papers
cling to a thrashed wicker wall
and silent gazes
kanji-stained blots become buds
some bloom into ureshii

1.  "Ureshii" means happiness (Japanese).
2.  Formerly titled Minamisanriku's List.

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  1. Date: 6/19/2011 11:47:00 PM
    Interesting Tanka. Thanks for explaining the terms. I will follow you in PS. Thanks for reading my work Dalila

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 9:10:00 AM
    Strong, haunting tanka, Rhys. I see that Debbie has been on the prowl here lol. Please check your soupmail, ok!

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 10:16:00 PM
    Like the way you incorporate the Japanese language - very lovely Tanka. Cheers, Soulfire

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 12:43:00 AM
    Many Congrats Rhys on big coveted HM in Debbie's contest. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 10:26:00 PM
    GREAT tanka writing here. I like this very much. Congrats on your HM.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 3:43:00 AM
    Many congrats to you on your HM x

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 12:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Debbie Guzzi's contest Rhys. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:39:00 AM
    I really like this one, Rhys-- "fragile rice papers" that was an amazing line as well-- I like how this tanka can mean so much-- way to go for being among the winners :) &thank you for the new words :)

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest of debbie, Rhys

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 5:46:00 PM
    You have let use know there is a person there by using the word "gazes" please make the corrections so I can rank you as high as your fine content warrents ;)

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Lovely write on the island nation with apt images, Dylan

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 6:20:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this one of the few coming in with any emotional content, please do not punctuate OR title. The tanka and the haiku are branches of the same tree. There is NEVER a period, for they are meant to be open ended. Use ---fragile rice papers as your title for Soup purposes. Thanks!Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 3:41:00 AM
    Very creative work..Enjoyed reading this morn.Sara

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 2:39:00 AM
    Short, sweet, and so well done. Nice read.