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by the old levee
summer's caressing breezes
off the mudriver
whisper so lachrymosely
southern painful centuries

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Alvin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 12:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Alvin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 3:02:00 PM
    Good use of imagery to share your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 12:31:00 PM
    Something quite musty,misty and charming about this Tanka. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 6:21:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Alvin. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 5:01:00 PM