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our dear old spaniel
fast asleep by the window
blends so perfectly
with autumn colors outside
he whines    paws the chair    dreaming

our big old oak tree
ever but never changing
seems to reach the sky
while all surround    they rustle
they dance    they speak    come alive!

i’m out the window
watching the autumn ballet
fixed on the minute
inhaling autumn’s sweet breath
then this flash of wings    blue jay

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 9:38:00 AM
    I love the warmth and tenderness in this poem. I can almost smell the autumn leaves and feel the sun warming golden reddish fur.

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Thanking you today for your comments on my writing Daver. I hope you have a very pleasant weekend and I wish to see more of your work next week. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Now that's obviously a lovely scenery! i love how you've spaced out the last lines -gies an interesting rhythm/ Lovely Tankas Daver!

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Wow! I really like this one..The autumn air and it's imagery just jumps off the page. Great job with the Tanka. Thanks for commenting on my poem. That was very nice of you...xxoo Holly

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 1:57:00 PM
    I like the unexpected of this one..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..By the number of those squitters they was doing mor than kissing under the holly..Sara

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 1:53:00 PM
    Just love the picture you have created with this wonderful poem. Autumn is in full swing and now sad thoughts about the upcoming winter. Man I would love to go somewhere warm. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:32:00 PM
    thanks for your comment today, my friend!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 2:20:00 PM
    Really spellbinding words here Daver, I was wandering along with the lines there.." a true blast of brilliance, well done indeed..! Joe..)

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:37:00 AM
    You've set the mood for the beautiful write with the spaniel blending "with autumn colors outside". The magic of "the autumn ballet", "autumn's sweet breath", a lovely scene to enjoy and share, Daver! What sort of music would accompany a scene such as this? Perhaps nature makes its own symphony. Best to you all! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 7:37:00 AM
    WOW, one of your best,daver. That last line was so awesome. And the tree coming alive in middle stanza. outstanding work.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 1:57:00 PM
    A lovely Tanka here Daver!Great imagery!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 12:57:00 PM
    What a wonderful fall day! Lovely tanka :) Tanya