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Tanka 3

Tanka 3 children so carefree laugh while sand castles topple in the sea… shattered dreams may bring teardrops in maturity © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~7th Place~ Contest: Tanka 3: Return To Ten Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Judged: 03/27/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight

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Tanka 3: Return to Top Ten

dandelion fuzz
    released into the air
       by a wish --
childhood dreams scatter
to places unknown

For Andrea's Tanka 3 Return to Top Ten contest

Copyright © Kim Merryman

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The Soup Convention Dream

L.A. moonbathing

Soup convention is haunted

Ghost prowls through bedrooms

Scripca leads the search party

Sheet falls down, Ruben is found

For Michael’s “Tanka me a Dream” contest
By Carolyn Devonshire

*Actually did have a crazy dream about a Soup Convention in Los Angeles last year.  
Barbara Gorelick, Iolanda Scripca, Karen O’Leary and I were “moonbathing” on a 
resort balcony (like Morticia Adams would).  We heard about a ghost that was going 
through Soup members’ rooms and Iolanda bravely led the charge to find the 
ghost.  Barbara and I joined her, but Karen chose to keep moonbathing.  When I 
posted a blog on the dream, Ruben Ortellao said it was he who had been the 
ghost.  It was fun reliving this crazy dream.

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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I dream to be your dream

I dream to become 
that dream which comes in your sleep
kissing your soft mind
and leaving your sleeping face
ever glowing with bright smile.


By:kashinath karmakar (11th Feb.2011)

Copyright © kash poet

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A Dream

Cerulean sky, a dove with an olive branch no marchpast below, no guns,armymen waiting patiently to receive it. This dream in my mind, flowers in armymen's hands, single sky above, only one race called-Human for blood has just one colour. © kash poet *Will put this poem in bottles and float in the Indian Ocean. ===================000====================

Copyright © kash poet

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A Love Note to my Dream Boat

come to me by night when the world has gone to sleep ~in my bed I wait~ come blanket me with your love rock me awake to passion.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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I Dream to be Your Dream

~I dream to become that dream which comes in your sleep kissing your soft mind and leaving your sleeping face ever glowing with bright smile.~ © kashinath karmakar (5th Dec. 2011) =============000=============== Placement: 5th ;(Dec.2011) Contest:Dream a Little Dream Sponsor:Tracie

Copyright © kash poet

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Once.....Our sweet Dream...(part 1)

Mermaid of the deep
Hollow echoes in vast seas
His warmth tames her waves
Melting ice walls block her cave
Pirate steals Her heart and tail

 by Charma and Jolly Roger 


Copyright © Charmaine Chircop

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only a dream

the softest caress

of your hand touching my cheek

wakes me from slumber

... I reach across emptiness

your touch was only a dream

Copyright © Francine Roberts

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On The Edge Of A Dream

An opaline dream: the room is a pearl filled bowl and moonstone-moulded. Bright beads of day roll away; night is crystal-crowned with stars.
for Andrea's 'A Catch-Phrase Dazzler' contest

Copyright © Charlotte Jade Puddifoot

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Night sky

Oh glamorous thief
You have stolen all my dreams
And hidden them each
In your obsidian keep
Where I search for them in vain.

Copyright © Michael Dom

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~~ at night my spirit, sinks into sweet nothingness . . . I seek peace in sleep. my dreams like falling snowflakes . . . each an image to treasure. ___________________ September 3, 2014 Tanka Submitted to the contest, Just One Tanka, Alfred Vassallo Second Place

Copyright © Broken Wings

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Life of an Ice Cube

Natures gem solid Cold, now taken in my hand Her back in arched shape To her nape, warmth slowly melts Witnessing trickles running Down her spine it flows Curvaceous sighs quivering In hungered view, I Retrace it's path to her nape Fingers now cold in excite .

Copyright © James Fraser

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your single nod
as I touch you in that place --
mature thoughts
my dream is infused with
the smell of white chocolate

I open weak eyes --
the small flame wavers
as you walk slowly
you know I am in your palm
even as the fragrant candle

Copyright © Charles Henderson

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Childhood Dreams

She bends to gather Getting flowers of her youth Her mother stands near Smiling with a certain warmth This is what childhood dreams are
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey

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School Life

School: There once was a school

Classes filled with nice students

Our goal was to learn

But my dreams turned to ash

Then my dream was to get passed

Copyright © Timothy Dombroski

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Gentle Strokes

Requested I am as I witness gravity tanned porcelain viewed with gentle strokes I caress her jet black mane captures me <*>

Copyright © James Fraser

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On The Edge Of A Dream

Like miles stretching far beyond the willow's soft sway the distance nearing turning wheels and heartbeats fast when at last, again, endless........

Copyright © Rick Parise

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Our Fantasy

Thoughts read, fridge raided Opposite me with a wink She smiles with a twist Sultry spooning her wet lips Mint Ice Cream kisses adorn .

Copyright © James Fraser

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Secret Haven


                                  A Wooden Cottage
                              in the middle of nowhere
                                 Surrounded by fields
                      Singing birds and Sparkling streams
                            Just You,Me,and Cherry trees


(Inspired by Andrea's dream blog..inspired by my dream....A stranger with a handsome face....a stranger yet so familiar..We are laughing and laughing having fun in  Vast green the middle of to a Small Wooden Cottage,,I dreamt this dream about three times..waking up so happy)tnx Andrea for the inspiration..Charma

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop

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My dream of failure

The night feels surreal,
in flight in my dressing gown
Swooping through backyards,
I reach to save them from loss,
but find myself falling down.

Written for the contest 'Tanka me a Dream"

tara jennings

Copyright © tara jennings

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The Dream Wish

                               I introduce them...

                    "Mom, this is your granddaughter"
                      "Here, your grandsons"
                         We sit under jaded trees
                      and she tells me she is proud

Inspired by Michael’s “Tanka Me A Dream Contest”
By Carrie Richards

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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I Once Dreamt

The tears have fallen
near constantly since that day
when it was explained
the dreams that I once dreamt
were nothing but a fool’s vision.

Copyright © Skye Tandy

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On the edge of a dream

Sunlight on the sea
A beautiful reflection
Here I stand alone 
Thinking about yesterday
And remembering her love

for Andrea’s On the edge of a Dream tanka contest

Copyright © jack horne

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In My Moonlight Dream

In my moonlight dream
we’re dancing in a forest.
Green earth is our floor -
and moon beams - our disco ball
while soft music is the night.

You are clad in white.
My golden gown sweeps the ground.
My beautiful knight - 
Your bright eyes adore me as
you twirl me among the trees.

For the Moonlight Dreams Poetry Contest
by  Tracie ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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Live life to fullest—
Master your own destiny!
Determine your goals . . . 
	 Seek happiness everywhere . . . 
Live life with distinct purpose!                                

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
May 8, 2015 (Tanka)

*Originally released on February 17, 2015 for my new book.

Copyright © Gary Bateman

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On the Edge of a Dream

scent of virgin snow
bathing the night in silence
     my daughter’s footsteps
          echoing on dream’s frayed edge
a yearning heart constricting

I dedicate this to my daughter who is working and living in the UK. Snow scenes always remind me of her and I long to see and hold her again.

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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Gift of Dream

Just one short moment
Before he’s turning away
Can’t you stay longer
Don’t you know how we miss you
Yes Mama... I miss you too

By: Joyce Johnson

For Contest "Tanka Me A Dream"  won # 4

Michael J Falotico  Sponsorn

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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flowers fill my dreams


this springtime desire
oh this forever sighing
the snow falls and falls

          bird songs and long forest walks
          and wild flowers fill my dreams

March 22, 2015


Submitted to the contest, Tanka 3, sponsor, Andrea Dietrich

Third Place

Copyright © Broken Wings

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Moonlight Invitation


Awake in dream time
I slip on restless slippers,
tiptoe from slumber,           *
at the moon’s invitation,
delivered with dappled light.
Night embraces me,
and moonlight reassures me,
giving me comfort,                       *
knowing that somewhere, out there,
you dream under the same moon.

:For Tracie's Contest: Moonlight Dream

Copyright © Carrie Richards