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God's Messenger

                                      Will always treasure
                             White silken plumes gentles touch
                                      Take upon oneself
                               Day by day lifeblood’s beacon 
                                  Doves ministering spirit

                                 By eve roper 11/07/2014

Copyright © Eve Roper

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Sunday Drive

a long Sunday drive
south on a winding beach road
to find my poem
I listen for profound words
from a knowing wind and sea

written 3/30/15 for Rick's One New Tanka Contest 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

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TREMBLES and THRILLS Was it love that spelled when I caught a glimpse of him on a starless night? Flame of passion rise Frozen hearts thawed, now aflame When loving captures Hugging limbs of two entwined They, naked or clothed Their entranced display absorbed Bare or askew, loves spoken Of sweet spring night dream, a bed of blooms reach their peak, virginal petals under a bank of dawn clouds tickled, blushes rosy reds... Falling into wake, I stirred to feel summer breaths stroking my cold cheeks. I ask myself, was the dream I have, instantly came true? Minutes passed, we stood warm drops from sudden showers rolled upon our curves as heat surfaces from us; our bodies dancing again... Breaking morning rules we lie spooned for two more hours heartbeats sang refrains. Our song broken by soft rain, we dressed to begin our day. ________________________________________ 9:52 pm, November 01, 2015

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo

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Darkest poorest land
Where power and pride blinds men
sickness dwells and steal
Where is that candle that lights?
A star to spring crumb of life...

© O. E. Guillermo
August 28, 2014

Sponsor	Regina Riddle
Contest Name	Hope, Faith and Love Tanka
placed 2nd 

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo

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Flame Theatre

Dancing candle flames, the nights flickering shadows, whirl about and play. They dance me to sleep at night and sleep their sleep, in the day.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser

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Ode to Ellen

You’re my symphony
the blood that runs through my veins,
ageless and timeless
like the metamorphic Rose
you came to dwell in my life!

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

Copyright © harry horsman

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Lifting the Fog

across this child's face the light of understanding sparks a fire to touch a teacher's heart lifting fog from yesterday
_______________________________________________ For the contest sponsored by Andrea Dietrich "One In Five" 1/7/14

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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Waves the ocean churns and calms with changing winds never vanishing true love is a lasting sea rocked by winds of emotion © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~3rd Place~ Contest: Tanka 2 Modern Tanka - Syllables 6, 4, 5, 7, 7 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Judged: 03/21/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight

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take one drop of rain
multiply it; speculate,
all that emotion
a little that gives so much,
if only that it was love.

© Harry J Horsman 2014

Copyright © harry horsman

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Capturing Inspiration

emotions swirling joy, love, anger, hope and fear inspiration sparks effortlessly we express cathartic rewards we reap words are found, not forced ebbing and flowing like waves capture them quickly when inspiration beckons or they’ll gently slip away
*Written August 11, 2014

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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tanka revolution

Working class people 
Do not trust socialist intellectuals
Don´t get lured by them 
They are upper middle class people 
Who want to run your revolution.  

Copyright © jan oskar hansen

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Light upon the Path

Sealed in walls of ice
My heart locked; frozen frail,
Ragged shardsduk-taped
After a swift fall from grace
Grim view of my shackled fate

Opening my mind
In order to see clearly
Amending time lost
Moving forward yet refrained
Seeking a promising path

Lily's, daisies, rose's,
Stoping to sniff as they bloom
Staring at the stars
Burning like a tigers eyes
Meek child I am no longer

Reach for heaven
To chase inner most desires
Stroking fire within
Aspiring to heights untold
Letting inner light shine o

(I connected this to "the great flower of life" in a perspective of personal growth from a troubled child to a positive and driven young adult inspired toward achieving greater things)

Copyright © Amanda Reslink

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The Shine

The sun shines once more
In the midst of this downpour
Thought I was getting used to
Be forayed in this crusade
Till that warmth touches my soul

Copyright © Jonathan Medida

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Bug Boogie -Tanka-

Funny bug dances tapping his toes to the tunes snapping his fingers while onlookers laugh at him then decide to boogie too. Copyright © Cynthia Jones Apr.29/2005

Copyright © Cynthia Jones

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We Can Work It Out

We can work it out!
Just look deep within  yourself
summon up your guts;
Nothing is impossible,
let your ideas run wild.

Copyright © Melani Udaeta

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Hope, Faith and Love-Contest

                       Blinded I walked streets
              your words made me search wonder
                           My infidel soul!
                 Tender love,my! your questions
                   rummaged my beliefs untold.

Contest:-Hope, Faith and Love Tanka
Sponsor:-Regina Riddle
Place:- 4th

Copyright © Chelsea Chords

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loosed in its fury

violent thrash in splendor

secure the path is

never to return homeward

the unknown will keep him warm

Copyright © lonnie lucas

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Friends Meeting House

friends meeting house
yellowing pages show tithes
from decades ago
swarm of bees in the springhouse
cluster around a new post

Copyright © Thomas Martin

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Cascade water flow River bank, vision in green Ensnared by beauty Daydreamer, thoughts float away Perfect happiness.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly

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Inward goodness sparks
the greatest arts, inspiring
gifted achievement
carried out boldly by men
who find beauty in their muse.

Copyright © Jim Tidd

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Dark eyes like oil pools Bleached blonde hair serving as thoughts Complete body soul Inspires me to write poems With hands of perfect desire
Russell Sivey Entrant into diane christian's "Inspiration" contest 6/7/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey

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Spring Snow-Reversed English Form Tanka-

Spring snow lays on the ground so cold I can't wait for warmth. Copyright © Cynthia Jones Mar.22/2013

Copyright © Cynthia Jones

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                                                     Motivation is
                                           Fuel to your mind and spirit
                                                  Creating a world
                                          Endowed with expressed talent
                                            Enriched with ancient wisdom

Nayda Ivette

Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron