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Below is the poem entitled intoxicating which was written by poet Charles Henderson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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your single nod
as I touch you in that place --
mature thoughts
my dream is infused with
the smell of white chocolate

I open weak eyes --
the small flame wavers
as you walk slowly
you know I am in your palm
even as the fragrant candle

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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 12:29:00 AM
    very good. this is the type of tanka that magazine seems to like. With the interesting image of white chocolate and the candle.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Chas, this is another set of well-written, strong tanka(referring to "Reflection" of course). The pivot in the second one here, is my favourite(simply my personal taste, is all). For me, when you write the form like this, it is tanka-tanka, not one of the 'pseudo'-tanka forms. These two are reminiscent of the romantic tanka movement from centuries ago....which spread across Japan like a wildfire, since outwardly, the Japanese were supposed to remain bottled-up and stoic. Again, well done.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Interesting work that is descriptive and expressively written..Sara