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Where Reveries Reside

Tears subside,
hushed breaths draw ebbing tide,
soft virgin sands, un-walked and damp, shine.

A delicate filigree of silvery brine
brings an interlude where grief and beauty entwine,
gently swaying between now and then.

Thoughts of ‘remember when’
stir again.

Scattered far and wide,
bygones shimmer in rock pools,
scents on breezes ride...
elusive remnants of love
under bitter-sweet moonlight.

There is a place where reveries reside,
ensconced in time between the lows and highs,
where troubles disappear in ocean’s sighs
and hopes return with happiness inside.

Where shades of blue, and rose hues coincide
to nurture promises of sweet reprise,
there is a place where reveries reside,
ensconced in time between the lows and highs.

A haven to reflect on love’s divide,
recall that smile, the twinkle of those eyes
with fondness, then let woven dreams arise
with threads of gilded memories to guide...
this is the place where reveries reside.





**For Jared Pickett's Trois Par Huit /Tanka/Rondel contest

Copyright © Sharon Tideswell | Year Posted 2010

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By Myself

     
the whole world is gray clouds march with a dark intent tides fall into the sky perhaps morning will be blue ...and smell of lavender

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2010

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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 ~

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2010

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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

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

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A wall between




Loves call awaits me

    Or perhaps it is knocking

        What if I answer

            Once opened finding no one 

                Only a wall between us

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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A New Day

    



Away all sorrow

   Move swiftly into the past

      Today's a new day

        Wanting only happiness

            Tomorrow is further still...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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A Long Shadow


Slipping into shapes
sun drips streams 'round darkest depth
and I, feeling small,
find even smallest ants cast
shadows long 'neath vast blue skies. 
 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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A haven of repose-w

Solitude value
Depends on one’s self only
Prison, heaven, hell
It may be sanctuary, 
As we ourselves make it up.


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Fifth place winner in

Contest: T(H)anka Me by Chris Aeichtner

Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2010

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Half Truth Dreams

Lump of bitter dreams
In waking, tough to swallow
In sleep, liquid pools
to be tasted, drank silver,
only to metal harden.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney | Year Posted 2006

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Sucker

kiss of venus fly trap 
suck the marrow from my bones,
encase my heart, secrete,
dissolve the myth of wings... 
death be true to death

*love,death or truth may be the sanctuary
  depending on the situation.

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2010

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Vantage Point

How strange it must seem
when each thing becomes clearer
seen from a distance…

Perhaps the eyes have more time
to see every point of view

____________________________________
1/19/16   Contest: "Syllables of Wisdom"
                 Sponsored by Silent One

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2016

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Recycled Souls Recycled Memories

Recycled souls have Many chances; many lives The wheel of life turns Education takes some time; Humans are quite forgetful.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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Nearly Perfect

  
Hazelnut coffee, Barefoot on the patio, Classic rock playing. My life is nearly perfect But I still haven't found you.

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2010

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"Mended Cracks"

The cracks in my heart

                       can barely be seen by eye

                                                  only felt with words

                       and a reflection of pain

that you have also been through...

Copyright © Michael J. Falotico | Year Posted 2010

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The Watch

Assuming the watch
Among the fallen heroes
Symbolic eagle
Touching American hearts
A patriotic sun rise

Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr. | Year Posted 2011

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Life

Live Life to the completely—
Seek always new adventures.
Find your destiny . . . 
	 Emphasis the positive . . . 
Always give your best effort!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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waterfall

standing beneath
the cold waterfall
my sins and the heat
swept from body and soul
by nature's baptism

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Regret



Can you hear the sound

     a voice calling out to you

        whispers of times gone

            a could have should have would have

                  regret is a lonely tune...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

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A Treasure in Stone

A treasure in stone
found in one’s wilderness staid
searched for a piece whole
in need of the seed renewed
to enlighten the whole world.

© Harry J Horsman 2014

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2014

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pride of Ephraim

"a Didactic Tanka"

   bright were the arrows,
      struck the pride of Ephraim.
          Ephraim harlot…
            `pride she stood, as city’s queen,
               `pride’s econ, icon no more.
 
                 For Carolyn
                 A Contest: Remembering 9/11

My heart goes out for the sake of innocent lives lost in this inferno. In no way, is my verse meant to be insensitive to this tragedy of innocent lives lost. I just want to write about the higher precept reason, misunderstood, behind the game and not the end human concept stress. Love's energy policy must be balanced it has damages imposed in the economics of the human concept of greed. It is only that I think this game to be  fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Read in Jeremiah Chapter 51:11-14 kjv to justify the prediction of which I speak. The world monetary policy led by America is the image of a prostitute.(c kjv Rev. Chapter 17&18) This economy as is must be destroyed. (Rev. 17:16-18)

Copyright © john freeman | Year Posted 2011

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THE CITY - ADDITION

THE CITY

a respite
an evening silence
all objects quiet
yet this clamorous echo
fills my head


the city
with everything to do
lots of excitement
but here am i
atop my quiet mountain


i’m a city boy
this I want everyone to know
in echo lake
just a misplaced big fish
in a little pond

Dave Austin


Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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THE CITY

THE CITY

a respite
an evening silence
all objects quiet
yet this clamorous echo
fills my head


the city
with everything to do
lots of excitement
but here am i
atop my quiet mountain

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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Being

The discussion point—
I Be, I Am, I Exist.
Being is presence.
	 Philosophers Rejoice, Yes . . . 
The mortal plane is confirmed!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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A Good Night's Sleep

  
I gather my dreams Place them under my pillow Drift out of this world Sleep softens the rough edges Awake with new day's promise
For Brian's contest

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2011

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Blue

Pit of hell feelings
With despair and inner pain 
Mounting and growing
As sadness becomes my food
My only true sustenance

Copyright © Brandee Augustus | Year Posted 2011

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Intelligence

Intelligence

A superb virtue—
Use for good, and not evil!
Smart is always good . . . 
           Man’s differentiation . . . 
To be nurtured at all times!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
May 15, 2015 (Tanka)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Somewhere A Light Shines

somewhere a light shines

somewhere my love is hidden

hiding away unbidden

I cannot remember where

solitude's remorse


(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

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Advice


easily given not so easily taken admitting the need or if given without thought may bring unexpected tears

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2014

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Almighty Lord God

Almighty Lord God

Heavenly Master—
Always omnipotent, yes!
Our Lord God is Love . . . 
	Always omnipresent, yes! 
Eternity’s Divine Force!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
June 26, 2015 (Tanka)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Sun Unveils Herself

sun unveils herself
red sings out to carress her
shameless disarray
beckons her with his calling
greens from past lives fade away


(August 22nd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011