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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 .

Copyright © James Fraser

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As One Together

moon and stars above
warm summer night breeze blowing
arms wrapped around me
closeness makes my body weak
your breath, the warm breeze, I melt
our hearts together
beat now as one forever
till death do us part
A Mesh Of Forms Contest of Russell Sivey Written by Carol Brown 03/22/2012 Using the forms Tanka & Senryu 1st Place Winner

Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown

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Under Moonlight

                               hand caresses
                               the empty pillow 
                               under moonlight 
                                  white line on finger
                                  that used to shine

Copyright © Ruben O.

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Tanka 2 Life Dance

                                                   a man bent with age
opens trunk, heaves  . . .  wheelchair lifts  --- plop

                                                                 a love dance begins

frail arms link, lift, hug, swirl, down
                                      dosey doe  - death do us part

David Meade
November 7, 2014
Live Generously

Copyright © David Meade

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Love and Hope

Deep down in my soul My feelings I can't control You've given me hope Allow me to better cope Making this broken heart whole
Hope, Faith, and Love Tanka Contest 08/24/2014

Copyright © Tim Smith

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

Contest:  One New Tanka
Sponsor: Rick Parise

Copyright © rob carmack

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Crescent Witness


                                         A crescent witness 
                                         holding its pale light in waves
                                         night of solitude
                                         On the shore of deep waters 
                                         the distance between          lands waits


Copyright © Ruben O.

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The moment - tanka 2 contest

Green grass stroke the skin 
Touching feeling the moment 
Hearts flying skyward seeking 
Crescendo of song .... 
You without sin shall forgive. 

Penned 17 March 2015 

Tanka 2. 5-7-7-5-7


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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b

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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

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Tanka by Night

nature lies in bliss
tastes luxuriant delights
under the moonlight
land and sea are making love
lapping waves caress the shore

Contest:  Top Ten Tanka
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © Paul Callus

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A Trio of Whiteness

The One Lilies were lifting white faces up to the sun. I gazed up at him as he leaned down to kiss me. . . He - a white knight - was the one. White - A Love Story White was the blanket on which we lay under the clouds of that warm April day. White were the lilies perfuming the air. How happy was I - my white knight was there. Summer arrived; on sand gleaming white we lay in the sun and kissed until night. White was the gold of the ring that I wore and bright like the love of the one I adored. White was the dress I carefully chose for our special day, and white was the rose he placed on our bed, its sheets - white as milk - were smooth like his skin and woven in silk. White was the snow our first Christmas day before all the whiteness got swept away! In the dark casket, his face seemed so pale as I bent to kiss my true love farewell. At My White Knight’s Grave into stone cold ground his black casket was lowered. . . snow fell all around tanka/rhyme/senryu Inspired by Anthony Slauson's Whiteness Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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how familiar that tune –
the enchanting night
your warm embrace –
now i remember
claire de lune

piano - four hands
fur elise      you’ve never heard
such cross-overs
our hands would touch
and we’d laugh

my love with child
not my own
yet some eternal source within
said,     “i forgive”
transfigured night *

*Arnold Schoenberg

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin

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Western Skies


in bare hands you tilt 
my earth to seek western skies
spirits set the sun
bare feet chase red jasper realms
from black-onyx sky

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

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vicious throbbing pain
shaft that goes right deep within
heartbeat skips then stops
when someone mentions your name
I live, just to die again

Copyright © Kim Patrice Nunez

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When Bubbles Dissipate

Hearing the waters Translucent lavender flow Imagination Enriched blind, senses kick in Silence abounds, clothes in fall Naked to bare dip Porcelain to porcelain Glass of champagne chinks Lapping ripples in caress Submerged delights allure me Patiently I wait Her cue, for me to approach Encroach, I go through Eyes, eye, tanned undulations When said bubbles dissipate

Copyright © James Fraser

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Now You've Left (Beyond Bereft)

For Jared Pickett's Trois Par Huit.....Tanka.....Rondel Contest:

It is fall
and now I’ve tasted gall -
prefaced by a final kiss from you.

The moon, huge ball above that shines a golden hue,
seems a sign auspicious - but oh, that is not true!
Trenchant words you spilled; my heart is cleft.

I’ve wept (beyond bereft)
now you’ve left.

Dear, can’t you recall
how we’d thought our love would grow?
Your touch would enthrall
me through long days; moon’s warm glow -
Where did summer’s solstice go?

How will I ever find the wherewithal
to hold on through each coming lonely night?
My heart is hollow now, but holds no light,
and autumn’s sky too soon will cast its pall.

Abounding love and sun are gone. How small
will be the days to come. How much less bright!
How will I ever find the wherewithal
to hold on through each coming lonely night?

In fragrant blush of June, to garden wall
I’d run, your sunflower smile in my sight.
How can I stop my mind from taking flight - 
so lost in thought of when we had it all;
how will I ever find the wherewithal?

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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Blessed Trio

“Hope springs eternal” a wise elder said to me I never forgot a strong cornerstone of faith hope is found when needed most I did not “find God” faith was always part of me in good times or bad faith allows us to feel love even for those who are foes love is amply strewn by all who have hope and faith the blessed trio travel lifelong together escort us to heaven’s gate
*Written August 25, 2014

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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Summer is gone now and fall with her beautiful face Softly just arrives. Spreading joy with her colours And thrilling with her magic. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2014 8.10.2014

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter

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as we walked the beach the pink skies softened the tide and smoothed lines in our faces.... your hand reached out to mine to touch a girl you once knew
____________________ 4/2/15

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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Two Lovers

Eyes like a clear lake,
reflections of a dreamland,
skylights for two hearts.
Walking amidst the cloud tops,
the light brightens up their day.

Edward J Ebbs - March 15, 2015

Copyright © Edward Ebbs

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My Valentine Gift

-Seashell- this shell for your ear on a cold winter’s morning echoes of summer listen, and recall our nights cradled by sand, veiled by stars

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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                                               The Night looms over 

                                     The bed , stars twattle moon scrimp

                                                You lay eggs of love
                                           In my crevice and cleavage
                                        Warmth that can open the door


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Another Day

empty rusted swing upon the rain drenched stoop sways in broken light a silhouette of you forever etched in my mind _____________ Tanka 3 Contest

Copyright © Rick Parise

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A quickie

breaking the surface
cares and worries, now set free
heartache and pain gone, 
smiling face reaching my eyes
because of your love

(This is what the picture conveys to me)

Penned 20/6/2014

Contest : 5 lines(quickie)

Seren Roberts.


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Lost in Japan

Origami soul
Pressed in rice paper tightly
A tomb of beauty
Memory of Geisha's heart
Tsunami tears in albums...

Copyright © iolanda Scripca

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For Paulie: RIP

in this silence
the respirator breathes…
we did not know
his heart

*Inspired by Brian Strand's, Indelible Impressions contest. This was written the day after my 
Step-father-in-law passed away...he passed while we were in the room.

Copyright © Kristin Reynolds

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I'm So Jealous

~The One That Got Away~

Here I lay weeping

I sing a sad song to sleep 

Fire cracking bones

kicking, screaming, pulling hair

The moment, gone forever


Copyright © SKAT A

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A wall between

Loves call awaits me

    Or perhaps it is knocking

        What if I answer

            Once opened finding no one 

                Only a wall between us

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel

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'Blowing A Kiss To You'

With a skyward glance I am counting stars tonight hope that you are too because every star you see signify a kiss from me *dedicated to Mr. Inverness, James Fraser*
For MJF ©050820121900

Copyright © Wilma Neels