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As One Together

moon and stars above
warm summer night breeze blowing
arms wrapped around me
closeness makes my body weak
your breath, the warm breeze, I melt
our hearts together
beat now as one forever
till death do us part
A Mesh Of Forms Contest of Russell Sivey Written by Carol Brown 03/22/2012 Using the forms Tanka & Senryu 1st Place Winner


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A Pink Rose

My best friend and I
Ran barefoot through the garden
Stirring the petals
Her hair tied back in two braids
Her skirt trailed out behind her

We sat by the stream
With our feet in the water
Talking and laughing
Until a pink rose I plucked
And wove it into her dark braids


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LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night


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Summer Butterflies


blue winged canopy
of a thousand butterflies
can not compare to
the fluttering of my heart
when your eyes and mine are one

deborah burch©
5/21/2012 


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Claw foot Sanctuary

Refuge lies in ripples
Her head rests
on white porcelain
Fragrant lavender recalls childhood
Memory rises with the mist


For Chris's contest ~


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The Spirit Prevails

It is a new day
Something wonderful happened
You are now at peace
Like a phoenix rising up
From the ashes you prevail

We shall not mourn you
For you are not gone at all
We may not see you
Your presence lives on in us
Enduring the test of time

Radiant light shines
Upon us all forever
Glorious rays gleam
Emitting from your spirit
Keeping your memory strong

The lives you have touched
Will never forget you now
Though we may shed tears
These are tears of happiness 
Your spirit forever reigns

In the days to come
When we are all together
Celebrating life
Your spirit will consume us
Your peace will be our strength

Joy and happiness
Will be felt every moment
You gave us reason
To have faith in the future
Your legacy will live on…………..


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Improv On Pennies.

Acorn hats of wood
balanced on each fingertip
while giggles spill rich.
Felt tip markers draw the eyes
in this poor man's puppet show.


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Photographic Memory

All points meet at you~
the sky, the sun, the water.
A still photograph
holds my happiness in ink.
I pretend that you still smile.


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Imagination Grown Up

Childhood wings kept
hanging behind closet doors
nestled in pockets
in woolen pea coats bright blue
like clear skies meant for flying.


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Rejoice (Tanka)

Rejoicing in life
soul’s jubilation singing
raising of voices

Praises of joy unto Him
uplifting mortal spirit



Comments:    The Japanese tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of 
five lines:  the first has five syllables. The second has seven syllables. The third 
has five syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The 
pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 for a total of thirty-one syllables.  This one is about rejoicing.


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Small Things

I live for small things:
water clear, to dive down deep,
sun to pierce my bones,
and for sleep, your hand on mine,
our dreams sewn tight together.


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Paradise

he touches her face
looking into her green  eyes
seeing  fear within
smiles and holding her cold hand
he leads her to Paradise


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Wonder of Sunshine

Warms to the very bones
Brightens life in early morn
Making dew glister
Rainbow prisms of color
This the wonder of sunshine
Written: 10/24/2012 Tanka Crazy-Sunshine Contest 2nd Place Winner


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Early Morning

flocks of birds fly in...
newly mown lawn wet with dew
ducklings waddle by
poor birds take flight frightfully...
then return to look for worms
03/22/2012 3rd Place Winner Black Eyed Susan "Tanka" Contest


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Tokens that Last

red roses are fine
to give me sweet valentine
but this year I want
tokens that lasts a lifetime
honesty, trust, commitment
~*~
1/25/13


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Sweet Sanctuary

Come asylum's breath,
gossamer wings touch mine brow ~
Grant me refuge please;
then may my soul find comfort.
In your peace, my heart shall rest...


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What A Beauty

<                                    beneath swollen ..... moon
                                      in pasture of...... rolling hills
                                      standing  ....hind quarters
                                      a beautiful black ...... stallion
                                      simply took my breath ........ away






Entry For
Rick Parise's 
A Memory Of Beauty
Tanka Contest
G.L. All
                                      


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Feeling the Season

feeling like dancing on fluffy clouds of colorful petals inhaling the heaven scents as I imagine an autumn through my vicarious experience
Nov. 1,2012 This is gogyoka form of poem. Second Place Contest: Gogyoka Contest Judged: 11/7/2012 Sponsor: Poet Joann Grisetti


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'Exuberance'


In my field of dreams colourful flowers still dance to the melody the wind discharge – no sadness exuberance fill my soul
©041020121353


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even on cloudy days

chatter of bird song

   fills the morning air

        my alarm clock

I awaken to sunshine

     even on cloudy days


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A Reflection

   


    two moons shining bright

        a reflection on the lake

            so quiet and still

                a fish leaps and in leaping

                      the secret is revealed...


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Petals In The Wind




Petals in the wind
Wish to be with you today
Dancing in the sky
It’s like raining of magic
Feels my spirit soar up high

On a starry night
Surrendering our lost souls
Cleanse by your beauty
My contented heart rejoiced 
Color of happiness you bring

Life is really good
Floating to the world of dreams
Take us anywhere
Balancing our own with faith
And let God works in ourselves 


January 25, 2013











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Purim -Kintaishi

Fröhliches Kinderlanchen
Bunte Kostüme, Masken
Leckere Hamantaschen
Frohes Purim im Kibbutz



Happy childdren's laughter
Colourful costumes and masks
Tasty Hamantashen
Happy Purim in the Kibbutz



Felices  risas de  niños
Trajes  y  máscaras  de colores
Deliciosos Hamantachen
Feliz Purim en el kibbutz



Anmerkung: Das jüdische Purimfest am 14. Adar erinnert an die Rettung des jüdischen Volkes
vor Haman, dem höchsten Regierungsbeamten des persischen Königs Xeres I. Alle sollten vor
Haman niederknien, doch Königin Esters Cousin Mordechai weigerte sich. Aus Rache soll
Haman die Vernichtung aller Juden befohlen haben. Ester habe sich aber bei Xeres I. für
die Rettung der Juden eingesetzt. Haman wurde zusammen mit 75 000 weiteren Persern getötet.

Note: The Jewish Purimfest on 14.th of Adar reminds of the rescue of the Jewish people
from Haman, the highest government official of Persian king Xeres I. Everybody should
kneel down before Haman, but queen Ester's cousin Mordechai refused to do so. For revenge
Haman should have ordered the murder of all Jews. But Ester used her influence on Xeres I.
for the rescue of the Jews. Haman was killed together with 75,000 other Persians.


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Glory Bird

Southern Fried Chicken.
Warm and tasty Glory Bird.
Dixie’s greatest meal.
Sides of smashed taters, okra,
sweet corn and ice cold sweet tea.


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Sunshine Dreams

Sunshine Dreams In my mind and heart drifting golden dreams of hope shining with splendor a sunshine dream to hold on making this time most blessed the feelings inside show a brighter tomorrow finding inner peace teaching the heart to live , love where sunshine is renewed 10.20.2012 Contest -Tanka Crazy-Sunshine Nov.10


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Beauty in a Splash

Intense beating heart
Erratic yet fun motion
Flailing arms and legs
See the bright side in a fall
Wet and wild in the sunlight


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Your History

<                                 symbolic icon
                           abrupts captivating flight
                                    honoring fallen
                       amidst lined tombstone's marker
                             at historic Fort Snelling



Written By
Katherine Stella  8/8/11

Entry For Carolyn Devonshire's
Bald Eagle In Cemetery Contest
G.L. All


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Worlds and Lovers

A Hollow moon sleeps Atop the calm sea water under a blanket of clouds Earth and moon rest as one soul awaiting grace from sunrise
beauty of the soul in uniting the two worlds is in shades of blue For all lovers to observe hearts will beat as one spirit


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Kites Flight

Red kite loses flight 
Bump bump bumping through the grass   
She runs to recast
     Kite snags on a jagged rock
     Rips a hole inside girl’s heart	


3/30/12 - Revised 4/2/12
for "Let's Go Fly a Kite" contest


A big thanks to Andrea for her ideas and suggestions over the past year that have made my writing better :)


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Mr Moon

The silver moon shines
Shimmering over the sea
Lighting up shadows
Stirring right inside of me
Watching waves drift on the shore

The night sky dances
With the gentle silver face
Holding hands with stars
This scene, my eyes have embraced
Watching life drift in the night

For contest : moonlight dream
By Emma Buckeridge
Tanka form