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Tanka 10

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:16:00 AM
    I reread and realize you are talking about your writing, I was thinking it was your baby daughter. It reads well both ways.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually I was kind of referring to both. The first three lines being the work I put onto paper... the last two lines being "my greatest work", which would be a child... sort of a play on words, I guess.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:14:00 AM
    57577. Check out the Tanka form, the preceding should be the sylable count. I do love the content, you have captured your potential future well.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Perhaps this is my lazy excuse, but here it is. The reason I don't conform to the syllable count is because when you translate the Japanese (who are the inventors of it) poems into English, they usually end up being a lot shorter. Cause English words are typically shorter than Japanese. And I find they read well either way (as long as it's an approximate).
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 10:58:00 PM
    Absolutely lovely! All the things I love grouped together in this tanka...writing...the sun...feelings of satisfaction! Good job! :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you liked it Eileen... this will be my last tanka for awhile... now onto sedoka!
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Hi Tim soup mail

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Read and replied, my friend :)
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Nice Timothy....very nice..

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/26/2013 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Donna! :)