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Frozen Fragments


                   as days get shorter
                   yuletide's chill fills the air
                   inside and outside
                   wearing just all her absence
                   through frozen fragments of hours


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  1. Date: 5/6/2014 1:27:00 PM
    I like this poem.

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 10:34:00 AM
    Very NICE write! Power punch

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:01:00 PM
    gorgeous Ruben you nailed it great pen hugs

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 5:37:00 AM
    Loved the whole tanka but the last two lines really floored me...

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 3:03:00 PM
    yeah, me too. Love it, Ruben. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 7:56:00 PM
    Aha! Here's one! This is tanka-rrific, Ruben. Aside from the seasonal personification, I can read this in other ways....which of course is a Ruben-esque quality. Interesting, this tanka has a high syllable count compared to many of your other tanka.

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 3/21/2014 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I tried to count them but I ran out of fingers...
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 3/13/2014 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL :)
    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 3/3/2014 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for counting the syllables. : D
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:26:00 AM
    Beautiful poem...ending with such a great line! Will have to read more of your poetry :)

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 4:06:00 PM
    Still waiting for new stuff, Ruben. Like THIS one, which I consider a very strong tanka. And how funny you learned some new slang words today!

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:47:00 PM
    Dear Rueben, Excellent Tanka! Even though it doesn't get very cold in Florida, these short daylight hours are unwelcome. Thank you for stopping by and reading my poem. Been sad about losing my father five years ago today. I feel like he's still with me in spirit. Thank you for your friendship. It means a lot to me. Much love always, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 8:37:00 PM
    Well, well, my last blog was removed. I wonder which infraction I broke?

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:25:00 PM
    Darn that's good!! Can I have that last line? seriously...hand it over, Ruben......joking...;)

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 11:13:00 PM
    Hi ruben, sure do miss you, but it was great seeing you at my blog today. thanks for your support!

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 11:13:00 PM
    and happy new year to you too.

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:55:00 AM
    This is quite beautiful.

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 4:12:00 PM
    ahhh !! An excellent tanka !!! Well done !!

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Ruben- I can't wait for spring!!!! I love the simplicity of this poem and I feel like turning up my heater. Think I will. Thank you so much for your welcome. I have found nothing but warmth and encouragement from everyone so far. I don't know how prolific I will be, because what used to "just come to me" is something I have to really work out now. I have been away from writing for far too long, but I'm here now! barb boyd

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Thank you for your Well Wishes on my “Southern Christmas” blog. Having posted it so late I was not expecting any responses, so am overwhelmed. It has further buoyed my Festive Season. I hope that your holiday is treating you well, Scott. And as I have read below, I look forward to seeing more of your words.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Happy Holidays handsome ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Merry Christmas, Ruben! Love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 9:46:00 PM
    ARGH... read it and weep