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Mantra in Mantle

They don’t walk to them
To beseech their shows of hands
They as a rule stay
On a raised dais and talk down
At their feet on crusade grounds


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ITTY BITTY HOPE

awe of gentle breeze

fragrant shadow of delight

moonlit hope aglow..

catch the air of her appeal

as she fades into the night  


Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Contest Name: Third & Final Itty Bitty Contest 
Form: Tanka


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'Being bipolar is like a rose'

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its color is more vibrant
than all the other roses'!

It may never be
part of a "perfect" bouquet,--
but its rich pigment
can be a precious paint for
Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

Alas, it may not
attract the most "honeybees"
in the wilds of life,--
but its petals can be crushed
to make the finest perfumes.

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its bouquet is more fragrant
than all the other roses'!


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Natures Umbrella

  


  a weeping willow

    never really shedding tears

      nature's umbrella

        branches trailing to the ground

          green leaves sparkling in the wind


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Lighthouse

My light will guide you
Though obstacles crowd your way
Your future shines bright
You will make it through unscathed
Here I stand to keep you strong


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Garden's Beauty

Its charm, its bloom
A gift of spring breeze
Disappears fast
Something not oozing from heart
Something borrowed doesn’t last


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Tainted memory Tanka

Sound of broken twigs
turned the ears of a lone wolf
Memoir of his ex
tainted his way to true love
sound of broken twigs -- She left


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Blazing Heat

The blazing sun
     scorches lonely daydreams—
He saunters like a penguin
    lemonades in hand. 
We two laughed until moonlight.

Copyright March 18, 2015

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  TANKA 2 – 
Sponsor Andrea Dietrich

Read more at: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/member_contest_details.aspx?ContestID=6218


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Full Moon Fever

the lagoon water
ripple silver under the
skimming breeze and the
moonbeam blaze a hot trail on
their quivering bare bodies




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Fall

The blood of nature
seeps from branches as it falls
carried by wind’s laugh
in a journey through time’s bid
onto man-trodden concrete.

Thunder bellows rage
while clouds shroud themselves in tears
and lightning shreds night
carving glimpses of shadows
into dusk’s timeless glory.

Grey skies petrified
look over earthen colors
encompassing cold
winds of change in the seasons
as was done in years of old.


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REREDOS

the rose petals lie scattered on flagstones the reredos removed it has been a long time since you have last called
Please see the about section for details.


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New Jersey

Lenni-Lenape smokes
still climb Appalachians
To dream the Passaic`s Great Falls, 
the banks Delaware,Hudson,
and Long Island Sound`s echo.


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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)


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Black Balloons

black balloons
reach the balcony
where children
watch quietly
black and alone


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OUTSIDE-IN INSIDE-OUT, REBIRTH, EARTH'S TIME SHARES,

birth, creation, dark, death, earth, history, metaphor

OUTSIDE-IN---INSIDE OUT! ©   TANKA

Very green flushed carpets
Sky blue azure topped ceilings
Tree branched sofa chairs
Mirror sea rippling four walls 
Windows and doors shut!


REBIRTH!  © TANKA

Infant birthing new 
Into mankind-likened modes
Start fresh from homed sights
Cultured to suckle blind
On natures ‘tested’ recollected notes
Left ‘one on one’ in thought sense!



Earth’s Time Shares  © TANKA

Earth imploding ‘noted’
Fished from science scales to date
Attention everyone
Demise for man’s brutal act
Shrinks to pin-head size! 


MARKED SPACES!  ©  TANKA

Caterwauling winds
Float the once settled landfills
Forming 'blocks' of sand
Balanced on set place-mats
Dwindle down to nothings. 


A LITTLE SALT PLEASE! © TANKA

Salt beds remain ‘still’
Air-dried salt mines reap
Sea tides, air-dried onto land
Leave the needed salt shares
Flavour  'salted' dressings over time
Enhance life’s food plate!


FORMIDABLE THOUGHT! © TANKA 

Too many thoughts stockpile
Hanging words staged 'left'
Rehashed until spent
Sending 'mood-eating’ topics 
To announce ‘inner’ moon ‘tides’! 
 
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SHARED AIMS! © TANKA

Unity bids man
Into work managed mindsets 
Oiling the forces ‘toil’
Producing metal and brawn
Empires bleed open! 


SET STRIDES  ©  TANKA

Brain building 'strides' learnt
Leg and body builds in time
All in a heady breath count
Balanced events mate
Affecting lifespan!









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Pathtic geese: Fallen Leaves: Full moon

Three Tanka, 1--3  

     1.     pathetic geese though   
       flew over the moonless sky   
       it’s a bone-chilling   
       ah, unbearably cold night   
       for a homeless wanderer    

     2.	    as he walks over   
       the fallen leaves crickets chirp   
       and as crickets chirp   
       gust of west-wind rises to   
       cut the heart of wanderer    
            
     3.	     December full moon   
       hanging high in western sky  
       stay up all night long  
       facing at east horizon       
       beckoning glimmer of dawn