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a wrinkled grin
on grandfather's face -

seeing my future
etched deeply in those lines, 
I grin right back

March 1st, 2012

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Now this is what I call TANKA. Love it! I see that you separate the two sections with a blank space. Interesting..... :-))

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:08:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Hehe, as for my avatar-- isn't it fascinating & So cute?! I believe it's a rare purple crab species endemic in Palawan... Became purple through adaptation or something-- pretty cool eh? Funny you should say that I am "shell-shocked" & "crabby" maybe subconsciously I was? Still a bit. Seriously.When I read your comment, I realized that you hit it right on the nail! Thanks for the comment on my sonnet-- hehe the meter was awry but it felt good to write that...cont'd below

    P.iNk Avatar binibining P.iNk
    Date: 5/1/2012 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I mean a decent one right now-- hehe re-reading it made me think I might be saying that you've never written a decent sonnet, hahaha! Didn't mean that. I just meant for the moment since you seemed to underestimate being able to write a decent one right now- I know repeating myself. I am in a circly, crabby mood :D lol
    P.iNk Avatar binibining P.iNk
    Date: 5/1/2012 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    as for you writing sonnets right now-- hmm who knows? You just might write a decent one :D? :D hehe I am loving seeing my avatar right now-- it's so...crabby! Haha! :D
  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Hey there little boy blue, how goes you?! Hehe I can be very slow sometimes, I didn't get right away that you were rhyming with Pikkochu (<---ah, very cute take on Pikachu I must say) and "how goes you", haha! Wow! Did I really comment this much over here?! Well, what the hey, let me go comment here again-- I have yet to catch up on your new writes-- I will soon, okidoki?

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 11:31:00 AM
    Chris!!! Can you please stop being Freaky, Lol! o_O-- Goshh! For some reason, you mentioning your comment being 26 days apart Suddenly made me curious & go back here to check my own comments here--- scroll down will ya?! o_O -- well ok, only one comment hung by a hangnail, it is technically 27 days...hahahaha! And no worries, I only spent a weee weee weee bit of time with that, and I learned something, so it's all good-- yup stick with your instincts. Weird, we're basically American English here, but with regards to towards, I've always felt that sounded better, lol.

    P.iNk Avatar binibining P.iNk
    Date: 3/29/2012 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I mean, my comments aren't back to back, but still kinda freaky -- yup, I am weird o_O
  1. Date: 3/29/2012 12:18:00 AM
    I'm sure you came across that already, how towards is more commonly used in British, and toward in American English? Hmm so far stuff I've come across say they are interchangeable...which one do you use anyway? Maybe, just maybe it is as simple as that: they are interchangeable and use which sounds best to you :) Hope I was able to help a bit & I hope you can work towards finding some peace in using it :D<--- that line was forced, obviously, heehee wanted to include using towards, that's why :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 12:05:00 AM
    Sorry i am going to hound this write of yours :D-- one site I cam across said toward/towards would simply be variants of each other-- and to simply use which one sounds better to you. Hehe at the back of my mind, I was thinking that, "towards" for me sounds better-- ok lemme go hunt some more, if I can find other arguments.... just a quick wee bit

    P.iNk Avatar binibining P.iNk
    Date: 3/29/2012 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant "came" :)
  1. Date: 3/29/2012 12:01:00 AM
    now I am thinking WHY I use it with an "s"-- does it have to do with the succeeding noun (I mean dependent on it)? Urrk this preposition is now going to kind of bug me, hmmm ---

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 11:58:00 PM
    Hi Chris, I just read your inspiring comments, thank you very much for the fave :). Yup hexaverse can be pretty fun to write, eh? I'm glad to know I could kinda pull off writing from a man's perspective :D, from time to time, it's fun to do and hmmm, hmmm, now you have got me thinking here o_O about the towards/toward thing, I will have to get back to you on that. Urrk! Now I will have to mull over this, hehe I haven't really thought much into it? Most of the time, I use "towards" but cont'd

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 12:32:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this tanka; the ending is perfect! Good one! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 12:08:00 AM
    chris, go to Susan Burch's latest poem Needle in Hay. (inspired by YOU. haha)

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 6:42:00 PM
    Good stuff Chris. You bring an edge I like to the game in both poetry and personality.. Good blog my friend. Michael

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 11:06:00 PM
    ha pope... that was the past... for i have not had a double contest in a long time... he he he... but, i tell you what... host one contest just for it... getting away with murder"

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/5/2012 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ja-ja haha!
  1. Date: 3/5/2012 12:32:00 PM
    Harry hit the nail on the head with his comment Chris, nice one :)

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 9:48:00 AM
    Smiles are contagious...and they give you wrinkles....Seriously though, this is outstanding :) Wilma's comment below made me smile too.

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 5:41:00 AM
    Nou het jy my ook laat glimlag!! Dis 'n goeie ding glo my ;)

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 3:16:00 PM
    Just like a reflection, like this Chris, it's kind of warm and nice, harry

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Thank you for always sharing your amazing poetry with us here at PoetrySoup Chris. I hope you have a great weekend filled with inspiration. I will be back the first of the week and hope to see more of your poetry posted here to read. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 9:43:00 AM
    Ah this one made me smile ^_^! It's almost like seeing a fast-forwarded reflection of yourself, how awesome and special :) Really like this one Chris, yup not all wrinkles are bad ;)

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 8:26:00 PM
    this one made me giggle. Thanks! Excellent poem. hugs, catie :)