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When Love Creates

Eyes to eyes now meet Tenderly our lips touch We, adventurous Rhythmic vibrations rejoice When love creates little ones .

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This lonely little hovel

The grainy half dusk, 
when the sun gives her last wink.
Hours spent in thought 
to leave the safe sanctity.
This lonely little hovel

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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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The Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.

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Black Cascade

~ Jet black hair, I stare ~ Cascades against her tanned skin ~ Undulated she ~ My hands in clasp, brushed ask ~ Sighing contentedly, we ~ .

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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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Tree Lined Avenue

Tree lined avenue Ochres and yellows display Graciously they fall In carpet gown, soil enriched In life they shone, now they're gone .

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Angels Among Us

in line they marched proud
and in death, they remain so
on it's marble stance
proof, angels are among us
a beauty of nature shows

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From My Back Yard

I see three cities and a mountain range far west. There’s a fenced canal beside which folks walk or jog on a path, sometimes with dogs! Beyond the canal I see myriad houses, the view to the left blocked by tall leafy tree tops. Beyond the homes lies a lake. Barely visible, the lake is a rim of blue on the horizon. At night the lake vanishes; the valley shines before me! Written by Andrea Dietrich on 9/6/2011
For the Contest of Francine Roberts: "the view - a tanka"

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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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Hush Now { Tanka X Three }

<     falls bright foliage
reflects own mirrored images 
       off motionless lake
clusters of billowing white
filter from chimmeny's home stacks

red gold brown and green
illuminating snapshots
etched in minds own eye
transferred to painting canvass
under moon's and stars dance theme

the winds of gallows
taunt not the sleeping forest
with your shivery 
hush hush this one silent night
don't wake the sleeping giant 

Entry For 
Amy Green's
Enchantment Of Fall's
Tanka A Moment
G.L. All

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view point


persuaded by time,
  clothed in rust, a sky reveals
    the hem of summer…
     round green hills are strewn with oaks
      as far as the eye can see….

kissing toes of a
 barn-red house, acres of grass
  stand at attention…
   John Deere rides the afternoon
    humming with satisfaction

under a pear’s shade 
 golden hound naps lazily …
  one eye slides open…
   for an occasional glance.... 
    on guard for squirrels who thieve


By Carrie Richards, for Francine's Contest: "the view"

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My Rocking Chair View

My Rocking Chair View
35 hundred feet high
Above the valley
Church steeples peak through the fog
From an invisible Town

As the Sun rises
A Picture post card appears
Miniature  Houses
Dotting the Landscape below
Quite a scenic view

Killington Mountain
Smiles down at me from afar
My Bigger Brother
Groomed for a season of snow
This is my Rocking Chair View

Inspired by the Contest “ the view - a tanka “
Sponsored By Francine Roberts
By HGarvey Daniel Esquire
Written : September 17th (12:50 A.M.,2011)

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Golden Blue Dreams

Indigo deepens
loveliness seasons convey
around golden bliss
sunbeams excel streaming down
upon landscape sceneries

written for
Sponsor ^Rick Parise 
Contest Name Blue and Gold 

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Sunscreen Within My Reach on the Beach

I love my sunshine. Summer sun rays feel so fine. I get a nice tan just from lying on the beach. I need sunscreen within reach.

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New Jersey

Camp Evans of fame,
“The Wizard of Menlo Park”,
 Revolution`s Cross...
Cape May sunset, Jersey Shore 
 Mirrors of Spring, Oswego

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The East Coast

We two, hot, muggy.
Lay beneath diamond sparkles.
Wind blows gritty sand.
We snuggle on the blanket.
Peacefully, until sunrise –

© July 13, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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A Hiding Place

In tidy closets ~
  Coats hang peacefully,
Quiet, Muffled happiness,
  Beside little shoeboxes,
The cosiest of spaces.

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The Niger-Delta

The only source of a State's wealth
Lies in woeful scences
Of penury, Abduction,
Pollution and rebelion.

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Like musical stage,
Canopies of trees disperse
colorful light rays,
which illuminate the woods
with beacons of peace and joy.


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Cherishing my dream,
Where wishes are granted true,
A magical place,
That is surreal, paradise.
An island of haven thoughts.

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Expressive Place - Tanka Contest

An expressive place A dark forest late at night Just a torch to see The path badly overgrown Looks hopeless yet is calming
Entrant into Black Eyed Susan's "Tanka" contest 12/8/2012

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King Arthur's Seat

meandering greens
amidst Autumns creeping turn
King Arthur's seat, proud
gorse amongst the rocky crags
shades as the sunset descends

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Cherry Blossoms of the Schuylkill

Pink cherry blossoms line the banks of the Schuylkill. The Art Museum is dressed in pink satin lace. This is a sure sign of spring. The Schuylkill River is a tributary of the Delaware River that flows through most of Philadelphia, PA written 3-18-12

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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Packer Country, Green and Gold

Home of Lambeau Field

Football is our Great Passion!

Cheeseheads RULE the Football World!



(January 23, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Area In The Periphery

gnats, hovering in a 
tear drop, battle dust motes for
room.  a peaceful wind
separates them.  i should be
glad with my personal space.

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A tanka chez nous

Summer,past its best,
pampas reaching heavenward,
trees about to rest-
Japanese anemone
as far as my eye can see

Brian Strand 6 Sept

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Old Mill Building

vacant building burns
fire reaches up to sky
so hot steel frame melts
old brick structure collapses
people say it's about time

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Hold on

wait,don't run away
all your tomorrows are here,
live them,now,today!
enough,begone worry,fear
My presence' near,why not stay?

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Hazy skies choke me
Eyes red unable to see
Coughing I stay in
Trades return to set me free
Kona winds blow south once more

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The Angry Sea

You and I named clouds
which dissolved and left us still
staring at the sun,
listening for thunder's voice,
egging on the angry sea

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As I lay in my bed,
I dream these dreams
Of happiness, and greatfulness.
Do you ever dream that?
I know I do!

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a single owl screech
breaks the silent
November night-
the Hunters moon
waxes blue

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It is where you shop

everything is up for grabs

time everlasting

low prices are the key there

Sam knew what we all wanted

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Twigged Tapestry

Twigged tapestry

Fragilities warm embrace

Of soft future babes

An odd weave, Assorted lot

Avian's chosen shelter.


(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Hot Summer (Tanka)

Now is the time when 
drinking water is a must 
the summer is hot 

And relaxing in the shade 
will be great to do right now!

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After Sushi...

Rice paper windows,
soften threads of perfect light
a skin to your hands
as we sip our steaming tea
and spill secrets of the day.

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Salt Rings and Seaweed

Tangled seaweed shore
sharp in salt and sweet decay
Crab claws still clenched shut
in defense of losing prey
Sun, to bleach, is on it's way...

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Desert Jazz

The brown tumbleweed
rolling across the desert
dances to a tune
beside the running rabbit.
They always gig together.

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Agua Impression

Swallowed in sun bites
to butter burn the dreaming
of men in sandals
with one foot in the desert
and one foot in mirages.

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Tanka- funereal

huddled together
from the heeting rain
the unbrellas moc the hearse-
then in twos
slowly separate

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chill breath
of dawn lights 
upon my window-pane
nighttimes promises
freeze into crystal