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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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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

With each breath I take I blow away seeds of time Dandelion clocks Natural chronometers Time ticks by until we die Contest: Time is of the Essence – Tanka Sponsor: C T Checked with how many syllables 5,7,5,7,7 08~12~15

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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A Halloween birthday Tanka

Oh Halloween babe
born under October's moon
weave with forlornment
your bewitching adornment
of a harvest leaf festoon.

Faces in pumpkins
awake memories of when
the children were young;
and "Trick-or-Treat!" rung
the holiday season in.

Scorpio woman
wipe away your wistful tear
and tend to the craft
of your birthday draught
to toast your forty-first year.






















Copyright © Thvia Shetley | Year Posted 2010

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Maybe in time

  

holding back the tears

reading an old love letter

it made me smile then

perhaps i should wait longer

they say that "time heals all wounds"...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

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Heart's Sanctuary

leaves change colour
twirling to the cold ground
in submission--
place a bright orange leaf
beside an old photograph

a dash of colour
to highlight warm memories--
autumn winds howl
without breaching 
heart's sanctuary

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner | Year Posted 2010

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TIME PIECES

TIME PIECES

grandfather clock
time so easy to take apart
this child
with broken heart
couldn’t piece back together


that moment
she frowned and closed the door
i checked my watch
second hand stopped
gone forever more


summer vacation

hour hand
locked on 3:00 o’clock 
minute hand
but a tick tock away
“tick tock”   hooray!


in my closet
out of body   out of mind
out of time
nor even strong wind
can rattle the door

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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The Last Time


Cherry tree rendered
Sweet warm breezes surrender
Petals falling down
Natures blanket we have found
Last love we will remember

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2010

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Inhaling The Sea

  
I fly with the gull And breathe the color of salt Hear the surf's repeating song I came this way long ago And return to find my path

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2013

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Oh, Wonderful Life

Oh, wonderful life minutes-hours-days-nights-weeks-months years, seasons, decades the world is turning so fast I can’t keep on top of it Written December 2015 for the Time is of the essence -Tanka- - Poetry Contest of C.T.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Rickie Elpusan | Year Posted 2005

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A Ghost-Town Church

Beside the last pew, 
a chipped white collection plate.
A ghostly blessing
if you toss a modern coin
through time and the barred front door.

Copyright © Taylor Graham | Year Posted 2005

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Summer Time

gold sunflower clocks
petals ticking as they fall
sun-seconds passing
shadow-hands inching to fall -
clocks heavy with time and seed




22/5/2016

Copyright © Charlotte Jade Puddifoot | Year Posted 2016

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Time Flies

Time’s flies in this world . . .
It’s part of our very lives.
A running meter . . . 
	Tracks to when, how long, how much 
And measures what can be done!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 7, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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Time to say goodbye my love

My chain is now frail
Damaged by your weaken link 

My venture begins 
Left with simple forgiveness 

Unwarranted departure. 

Copyright © Dark Mistress | Year Posted 2013

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Time Won't Wait

Awake, I lay still, Waiting day, under review. Tempted to fall back Asleep, and hold the day at bay. I rise instead. Time won't wait. I gather my thoughts Over coffee freshly brewed. A strategy formed, To accomplish what I must. I move on out. Time won't wait. At end of day's length, Assessing successes strong. Smart to prepare first. Then to put legs on my plans. I rest a bit. Time won't wait. The children come play. Suspending all that is mine, About cherished time. Smiles and laughter reminding, I choose to love. Time won't wait!

Copyright © Michael Wegman | Year Posted 2014

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in time

budgies chatter

and canaries sing

voices raised

welcoming Spring

while daffodils sway in time

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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'Space and Time'

Space and time, matter,
energy, gravity, light,--
the laws of physics,
both known and unknown, and we
are children of the Big Bang.

Into the night sky
I gaze, awed by space and time
and the wide expanse 
of the Milky Way, a dot
among endless galaxies.

Through this soup and stew
of space and time, dark matter,
and dark energy
they spin and swirl and collide,
filling this big universe!

Our own Milky Way
formed from this vast space and time
and sprouted our Earth,
this blue orb circling the Sun,--
the cradle of all known life.

Space and time, matter,
energy, gravity, light,--
the laws of physics,
both known and unknown, and we
are children of this Cosmos.


02/17/2014; for "Space & Time" Contest




Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2014

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A Ripple in Time

A ripple in time, we are here for a moment like fleeting vapors in this vast, great universe-- members of a divine God. Into the night sky I gaze, awed by space and time and the wide expanse of the Milky Way, a dot among endless galaxies. They spin and swirl in a dance in the gaping voids of space and blackness, their light coming to us from a time before our Earth formed. A ripple in time, we are here for a moment like fleeting vapors in this vast, great universe-- members of a divine Whole.
--for 'A Ripple In Time' Contest --written 05/05/2013

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2013

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BROWNIE TIME

BROWNIE TIME

So    it’s brownie time
They are so easy to make
50 strokes or so
Of this heavenly chocolate
No kids    so I’ll eat them all

Looking it over
I can do better than that
Such a weak poem
Baking brownies is no art
Poetry should say something

Now    take Longfellow
Hiawatha eats brownies?
Yes!    Magic brownies
Amazing what one can write
On a magic brownie high




Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2011

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Steps in Time

What is an old head
to do when reeling in love
with a renewed heart,
might of her adrenaline
flows through teenage affection.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Alone

wooed by the comfort
of others and worldly things
ideals stall change
they visit but never stay
leaving us tired and alone

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Contest:  One New Tanka
Sponsor: Rick Parise
03.09.15

Copyright © rob carmack | Year Posted 2015

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PATIENCE


I become restless

   along barbed vines of woodland,

etched by longer hours

   yet, thoughts drift into night’s chimes…

till sunrise greets me, softly.




Silent One's Contest
Syllables of Wisdom #3
~ 5/7/5/7/7 count
1/19/2016


 


 

 
 

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2016

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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

...like night magicians
playing with fire till dawn
needn't tell but crowd
masquerades seeking sources
to revitalize their wands.


For: Poet Destroyer's "Playing With Fire" contest.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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Time Stand Still Please

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Under  the canopy of trees
               Just   my love and me
Gently he holds my hand
               Draws me close to caress
Tenderly...Time stand still please

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2010

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Hello and Goodbye



Hello and Goodbye The final story of Life As Time marches on Its irreversible path That can never be erased

Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2014

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Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholder






Lovely baby blues
Your eyes on our wedding day
Years melt and are gone
Age changes outward beauty
Memory keeps the moment







"A Memory Of Beauty" Contest   
Sponsored by: ^Rick Parise August 2010 










Copyright © Virginia Mitchell | Year Posted 2010

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Clocks

Clocks hearts pounding madly synchronized hands conducting the measures of time maestros attempting control of the endless concerto © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~8th Place~ Contest: Simply This: Top Ten Tanka Modern Tanka – Syllables 5, 4, 8, 7, 7 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Judged: 03/14/2015
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Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Succumbing to Time

Derelict now cold Mossed stones in sporadic spill Ageing arms out spread They, competing for the light Sadly, both succumb to time .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Old Memories


Haze of deep evening

The blue light rests on my hands

Letters  getting old
  
On  sepia  of frail pages,

Love wakes in its fevered silence



Amy Green/ 
Tanka(s) Contest REVISED, EASIER, more FREE

Copyright © RHOMA EM | Year Posted 2014

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Time

Time is eternal,   
eternal motion at speed.   
Speed one direction,  
direction ever constant;   
constant effort to save time. 



Robert Gene Stoner Jr ©
2/27/15
Tanka

Copyright © Robert Stoner Jr | Year Posted 2015