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Stately Elm

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Stately Elm

Elm once clad in gold

   Has shed its colorful cloak

       Awaits winter storms

         Bare limbs lifted heavenward

            As if in supplication.

(2 Nov 2013)

Entry for Francine Roberts' "Tanka Me Fall Or Winter" Contest

Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw

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  1. Date: 11/18/2013 9:57:00 PM
    Congratulations Robert.

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:08:00 PM
    Way to go...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Powerful imagery, Robert. Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 8:14:00 AM

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 4:49:00 AM
    - Congrats on your win, bob. - Have a great weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:26:00 PM
    This is so nice, Robert! Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 2:40:00 PM
    I can picture this beauty reaching towards heaven !! Lovely tanka, Robert!!

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 5:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Bob

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 5:10:00 AM
    congratulations on your win robert xx

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 10:31:00 PM
    Robert. Very nice piece. Grats! CTB

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 10:29:00 PM
    congrats on your win, last line wowed me

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Howdy, Sarge. Love this one and this form. I remember Barr Trail up Pikes Peak in October. Awesome! Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 3:50:00 PM
    - Bob, this is really a beautiful poem - A winning poem, I think!! --- X my fingers for it! - Hope all is well with you. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 10:10:00 PM
    I like the Tanka,very much Bob.... always...LINDA

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Old man winter is soon to bring its freezing weather and coat the countryside virginal white. Fall, to me, is the best time of the years except that it heralds winter, but then spring heralds summer, winter in reverse.

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 8:00:00 AM
    what a vivid setting, bob.. i like the image of stems, branches bowing as if in deep reflection... you have many facets which i adore..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:02:00 PM
    This is just wonderful..I love it when you get a bit more serious..Still worship your silly stuff..BG

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 4:26:00 PM
    WOW Bob, you surely have written a terrific and awe inspiring write here my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful winter intoned poem this evening! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!