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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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Under Moonlight

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

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


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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


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HEAVEN'S GIFTS

Three gifts from Heaven 
All priceless in their appeal
Yes.. Faith, Hope and Love
They descend on us like rain
And the greatest of these.. Love!

Contest: Regina's "Faith, Hope and Love Tanka"
Date: 8-27-14
Poet: Lyric Man


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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?


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Autumn

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


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Tanka by Night

Nature lies in bliss
Tasting luxuriant delights
Under the moonlight
Land and sea are making love
Lapping waves caress the shore


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2nd September 2014
Contest: Just One Tanka ~ Old & New
Sponsor: Alfred Vassallo


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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


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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


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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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TANKA LOVE MUSIC

TANKA LOVE MUSIC

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


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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...

www.scripca.com


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The Image of You

The image of you floating o u t s t r e t c h e d on the pond while bathed in moon glow flits sometimes across my mind like a gold-winged butterfly For Tanka me this, Tanka me that, Tanka me any poem you want :-) Poetry Contest


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ripples

a wrinkled grin
on grandfather's face -

seeing my future
etched deeply in those lines, 
I grin right back










March 1st, 2012


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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


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Love Embraced

In summer, my love, Butterflies dance around you Heat captures our souls, But when autumn rains its leaves, Our love will embrace the wind.


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His Eyes

In my husband's eyes,
shining light beams from his soul
like sirius bright 
behind those eyes, pure love glows
the love of family bonds

In my husband's eyes,
years of memories twinkle
and dreams of 'morrows
his eyes are portals to us
his eyes are sexy to me!


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, February 3, 2012
for nette onclaud's sexy poetry contest

Sixth place finish


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At A Glance

Oh to be able
just to touch your wondrous smile,
dwell in benign eyes
those yielding meadows of green
that sparkles in sun lit dew.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    


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The Feel of Dawn

You run with the breeze
naked spirit oh so free,
joyous tide of life
your smile I catch in the wind
with every single sunrise.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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Just Below Your Lips



Just below your lips all my desires curled up now whispering love talks to a single beauty spot tonight my world starts from there #########################


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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.


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A Fall Tanka

Crisp air thin and dry
Snuggles under covers sweet
Giggles and tickles
Fall into love once more dear
Sprinkle love like leaves aground


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Prisoner Of Love

Oh with her sweet smile
I was taken prisoner,
cry of the castle
shackled to chains of desire
captive hopelessly in love.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    


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The Love Note

Arthritic fingers
Unfold the crumbling parchment
Stained with tears and words
Her blind eyes no longer see
And feels the deep impressions
Still there after all these years


For Rick's contest


 






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Skype

I sit here one click
yes one click away from you
yet I so afraid
to press that little old mouse.
Just one megabyte to love.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    


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Secreted Pond

                              Quixotic are we
                     Our bliss every night one kiss
                           A phantom mirrored
                       In a fervent moonlit pond
                         Like Nushi and Suseri*




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For the love of words

For the love of words


Deep in love with words,
I keep digging through the day,
Although words fail me,
Still can't help reverberate,
I am a structured poem !


Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written September 29th, 2014
For contest 'For the love of words' by Pendleton Arkwright 


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Dynamic Interlude

_____________________________

Frolicking in song
gliding along the shoreline
the heart cry out *Love...

intimate sunlight
painted on fleshly desire
ensnare wild passion,
the afternoon falls victim 
to hot love, carefree and *Fun 

two naked bodies roll endless
in warm seductive wet sand,
with each breath completion nears
perfect *Poetry

_____________________________

Poet ~ Rick Parise

Contest ~ "Fun and Frolic"




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Sunflower Baby

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                             Daughter of the Sun

                        Beauty  Blossom of each day 
   
                          Sleeps in Sunset's fields

                        Covered by petalled duvet 

                      Daddy's girl, Princess in reign.




(Dedicated to a very special girl who wears a Sunflower :)


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Swinging on a star


of all love spoken

  his words to me said it best

    for "eternity"

      love you more then there are stars

        a timeless and countless love...



By: Sharon Ruebel
Form: Tanka

For Linda-Marie's "Swinging on a Star Contest"


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Love, Dreams and Moonlight

Beams of silver light
Dance upon calm, dark waters
and within your eyes
Your breath keeps time with the waves
You are a dream in moonlight

We walk together
Our feet feel the cool wet sand
The moon smiles on us
Warm hands touch in sliver light
Hearts are joined by love and dreams


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without a sound

without a warning
my tears wore your lapel... 
rain turned into snow                        -            
 
night was clothed in ice...
the chill of goodbye was in
the rear view mirror...
a sad reflection looked back
as tires broke the silence                   -  

snowfall erases
all warm thoughts of yesterday...      -
winter came too soon
          
-      -      -      -      -     -     -    -    -
For Russell Sivey's Contest: Relationship Break-Ups
By Carrie Richards


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Romance Under The Canopy

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                                             Under  canopy
                                     The  canopy of thick trees
                                         Just my love and me
                                 Gently he holds my warm hand
                                    Then tenderly a light kiss


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Summer Butterfly


Summer butterfly
vibrant wings brighten long days
heat from your passion
cocooned 'til our love flies free
as we dream of sweet nectar


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
for Let's Pass a Tanka Love Note contest (Rick Parise) 


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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


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Marriage and love

Love is what binds us
Love is what I feel for you
A divine union
Is marriage for you and me
Celebration of  our love


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Flames of Regrets

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Oxygen kindling never ending emotion of having lost you an ardent desperation to last beyond forgiveness
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Where now a Butterfly Sits

In innocent lie
Amidst the lightening dew
Poppies in mourning
She unknown, taken at will
Where now a butterfly sits










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/loss-6.php


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Spring Affair

her face growing old
lines of her eyes, ancient trees.
young lovers are  lost
her branches bend with spring tears.
young rain seeps deep in the wood.


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Warmth in Union

Arm in arm we walk ~*~
streetlight illuminations
shimmer in puddles ~*~
winters winds caress the night 
warmth in union radiates ~*~









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-17.php


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Innocence Never Heals

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                                           Vermillion Roses 
                                           whose nectar was sipped with greed 
                                           clotted black counterclockwise 
                                           In vernal ending—
                                           on its verge—first Rose still bleeds 







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Your Absence

hear me call your name a hushed love song on the breeze spring becomes summer sun beams cause blistering pain and shine light on your absence


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Disenchanting

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Your honey of love was made of fading flowers drawn from distant place Sense of nettle in palate Vanished in Ageusia
Inspired by Andrea Dietrich's "That Ring" Sorry for this word: Ageusia [uh-gyoo-zee-uh] is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami. : )


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CUBICLE

I need to stay In a love cubicle, and Excitingly write Love's innermost recesses Where passion, joy and love rules!


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Photographic Memory

All points meet at you~
the sky, the sun, the water.
A still photograph
holds my happiness in ink.
I pretend that you still smile.


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Sierra Nevada Sky

Where distant sky blends
Flows to touch the mountain peaks
Sierra snow caps
Its breathless, unblemish, speaks
Beauty, vibrant sunset, thus, transcends


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It's Over

Petals on the floor
Two stems in a broken vase
In desperation
Drink the tears that come too late
For a rose that’s lost its bloom

Placed 3rd in Brian Strand's Tanka acontest


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Small Things

I live for small things:
water clear, to dive down deep,
sun to pierce my bones,
and for sleep, your hand on mine,
our dreams sewn tight together.


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I Miss You

I love you so much
Our passion is so strong
This love can last long
Your presence is of essence
A short missing you love poem


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Paradise

he touches her face
looking into her green  eyes
seeing  fear within
smiles and holding her cold hand
he leads her to Paradise


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Tasting Bliss

Outside your window
I waited as in a dream.
There beneath your sill
whilst in my most int'mate thoughts...
Again we were tasting bliss.


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Fall

old leaves are falling
sailing, reluctant, kiss death
the fragile air breaks 
healing hearts are letting go
love letters, clutched until now


? 2010


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A Tear Fell

Lips to kiss away
a tear of a mighty man,
finger tips that track
the cheeks of his sentiment
hint’s of the love in his heart.

© Harry J Horsman 2013      


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Like a Horse With a Carriage

Love goes with marriage Like a horse with a carriage. . . but what of the horse? The horse may lead the carriage, but often stumbles or dies. What of the carriage? It often falls apart or gets stuck in a rut. But how beautiful the horse and the carriage that endure! For SandyIvy Davis's Tanka - Love & Marriage Tanka Poetry Contest


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CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE

doc hildebrandt said
“milk chocolate is healthful.”
i love chocolate
i love    CRAVE milk chocolate
so    i ate a ton of it

had chocolate dreams
t shirt said hershey pa
it’s all that i ate 
then it came over the news
“mad doctor loses license”


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Light a candle--TANKA

So many paths here,
which one leads to your sweet heart,
my destination?
Light a candle there my dear
and keep your heart's door ajar.




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Placement:1st, (February 2011)

Contest:12-IN-1...Choose Your Forte!

Sponsor:John Heck

By:kashinath karmakar (15th Feb.2011)


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The Color of Love





                                                       One by one
                                                picking up crayons of love 
                                                       I draw a rainbow
                                               the ends of which connect
                                                             our hearts 



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Strange Love

Why do I love you?
When I look into your face
Your teeth are too big,
That nose is extremely long.
Yet all I want in a dog.

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
09.08.2014


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Hug ME

Hug me my passion
For this night may not revert
This moonlit night
This  blossom, this spring 
May not last for ever 


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Under the Cedar

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                                      Jasmines in the breeze
                                      wake crickets in unison
                                      surrounding the pond
                                      I'll wait under the Cedar
                                      Please, do not turn off the moon








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Love in Lace

"Love in Lace" windswept romance thrives on rainbow essence palette' powdered sugar dreams two hearts carved eternally love embraces lace embers. *For Contest..


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Never Alone

when reaching meltdown
and all the pieces are spent
take my hand and love...
for i'll be there forever
i'm your empathy and soul.

Harry J Horsman 2013


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Love And Laughter

Your smile blends with mine
as our laughter cheers the clouds.
Our days sunny be
long as we look for the light-
leave the darkness far behind.



written September1st, 2014


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Bye-Bye

Stay away from me
Our good times have gone away
Cheaters never win
Come on sing me a sad song
So I can laugh, while you cry
Written for: "Tanka"me" a sad song Contest Sponsored by: ~P.D.~ Written by: Carol Brown 6th Place Winner


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Loves Embrace

love spreads her embrace 
aids heartfelt warmth within lust...
slender legs entwine
as green eyes sparkle like dew
and ruby red lips tremble

© Harry J Horsman 2012   


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Kiss of Death

Time’s sun is setting
Give a passionate kiss to lover
Before the darkness 
Of Angel of Death
Kisses your soul out


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Rediscovering Love




as our paths converge
together we sew and mend

     life's fragile fabric

          through tender gaze and soft touch
                rediscovering our love


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Building Love

takes two to create
built upon two hearts so strong...
castles in the mind
each stone placed with loving care
mason cements strength and trust.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    


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Light Of Love

Oh burn that candle
if only to light your way
in the light you shine,
the video of your smile
leaves a lingering message.

© Harry J Horsman 2013 


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Love Found Me

Oh like an army
she battled through my defence
like a tornado
blew away a mordant mind,
yet the touch of an angel.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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Hearing that heartbeat

Hearing that heartbeat 
Felt shivers from tip to toe
Each kick so welcome
Weaving dreams for my unborn
A mother making process


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Love Note



~ Soon daytime shall drown in supple lavender mist where your loving cries brushed in eloquent starlight tumble free through twilight's door ~


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'Poetry In Motion'


a meager touch brush of your hand against mine set my heart on fire feeling your hands all over like poetry in motion
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Lavender Roses

Leading to our room. . .
fragrant petals you had strewn -
        lavender roses.
Their hue was that of the sky
when passion first bloomed for us.

Lavender roses -
      your anniversary gift
for our fortieth.
Where the path of blossoms ends. . . 
      we recreate fantasies.


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Blue and Gold of Long Ago

so blue the river
that meanders through my thoughts
as I remember
summers when a golden sun 
wrapped itself around our love

skies once winked blue eyes
sun smiled gold for us alone….
yet gold may tarnish 
now ashen clouds, filled with rain
form in my recollection








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For Rick Parise's Contest "Blue and Gold Tanka"


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Closer than a Kiss

Once upon a time
a handsome prince fell in love
the lady, common
deemed not worthy of his class...
yet he’s closer than a kiss.


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Limbless Love 1

Limbless Love

Light gone and then sound,
Romancing darkness at hand,
I cheat night again,
Courting your formless fondness
Embracing  your  love, limbless.

@ 05/ Nov/2012 

S.Jagathsimhan Nair

For PD's Any November poem contest.


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Lighthouse

My light will guide you
Though obstacles crowd your way
Your future shines bright
You will make it through unscathed
Here I stand to keep you strong


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Naive Heart

My heart says
You too are anguished for me
An illusion
Presumptuous day dreaming
Of my ever naïve heart


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Another Love-2

Another Love

You hold me in thrall
Charm me with your demeanor
And draw me to you
Like a kindergarten kid 
Is, by a wayside puddle.

For: Chris Aichtner's 'Enter the Tanka' contest






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Demands of Love

Valley of flowers 
And rainbows isn’t my abode
Share if you may
The thorns of my anguish
And be the balm of my wounds


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VALENTINE'S DAY COMING

VALENTINE’S DAY COMING

had it i to give
to serve my heart on a tray
gladly would i do
but you’ve stolen it away
know, dear thief, i still love you


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Starlight Kisses - Tanka Contest

"Starlight Kisses" (Tanka Contest) sequined stars twinkle beyond twilight time magic lovers caressing. s hearts entwine in golden glow breathtaking starlight kisses. *For Black-Eyed Susan's Tanka Contest.


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The Glowing Wedding Ring




Golden Jubilee-- the wedding ring still glowing like her smiling face their love a full grown tree now trying to touch the blue sky © kash poet ==========000=========== Placement: 2nd; (October 2012) Contest:Tanka-Love and Marriage Sponsor:SandyIvy ===========000===========


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What Is Love Like

Okay, I am done
Writing with no heart annoys
"What is love like sir"
"To my surprise" he begins
"It is not soft as clouds"


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My Valentine Teddy Bear


This Cute Teddy Bear

With his blue satin ribbon

My valentine gift

He's cuddly and very soft

Bringing hugs from me to you


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Our Meeting

Our meeting last night Sent fire through my heart and veins Fireworks from your touch Fast succession exploded Bright colors decorated


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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........


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Love

Love’s most emotive,
And so special to us all.
It’s all-consuming . . .  
Capturing the hearts of two . . . 
Binding flesh, blood, soul as one!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 19, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 


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Tanka 4 - Treasure of My Soul

	
	Tanka 4 – Treasure of My Soul
	
	dampness of your skin
	wet hair dripping down your back
	glancing toward me
	one small laugh escapes your lips
	a deep treasure of my soul
	
	
	For Gail Angel Doyle’s “Treasures of your soul” contest
	
	
	


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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


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Love

The smile in your eyes Tender things you always do Makes me realise You mean the whole world to me I love you eternally
08~24~14 Written for Faith, Hope and Love Tanka Contest sponsored by Regina Riddle ~awarded 1st place~


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Relationship- In Love

Relationship- In love


Ecstasy or bane,
Passion creeps in lovers lane,
A deep prick in heart,
Betrayal makes you insane, 
Love makes the whole world go round!





Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written September 22nd, 2014
For contest 'Poems or new magazine please' by Little known nothing


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The Dream Wish

`                 
                               I introduce them...

                    "Mom, this is your granddaughter"
                      "Here, ...meet 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


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My Valentine Gift

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                                                  A simple bouquet
                                                  of promised forget-me-nots
                                                  not to pick petals
                                                  For I have given you all
                                                  but few small little flowers





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VALENTINE PACKAGE

VALENTINE PACKAGE

Plea.

in this deep freeze, dear
this cold region – michigan
i must make it clear
limbs are frozen all the time
please melt the ice, valentine

Forever Yours – plus that old time candy

i’m yours forever
struck with love like a dumb ox
cannot be clever
no sweet candy in a box
can top my love forever

Lost Valentine

the wind is howling
rain pings against my window
i’m feeling so low
part the clouds dear valentine
let in your ray of sunshine




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Trust me - tanka




                          Dejected in love
                         I act in defiance of,
                          yet face the music
                      Why not look into my face,
                      Embrace panoptic passion !  







One tanka - 5/7/5/7/7
Written on 19/4/14
Sponsor- Amy green



Now for contest ' Just one Tanka- old and new' by Alfred Vassallo
Entered on August 28th, 2014


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Love Begs Expression

words left unspoken
sealed behind my stubborn lips
love begs expression-
your arms reach out to embrace
my eyes speak the unspoken


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shine

behind weaving
maple branches and leaves,
the sky is hidden;
instead, I see stars shine
in the night of your eyes











(4/6/5/6/6)

*This is a new version of an older tanka of mine -- not intended for 
any of the many tanka contests still possibly going







.


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Catch the Wind

In the wayward breeze 
I need walk the golden sands
Of Gran Alacant,
dwell awhile inside your breath
to feel you all around me.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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Tokens that Last

red roses are fine
to give me sweet valentine
but this year I want
tokens that lasts a lifetime
honesty, trust, commitment
~*~
1/25/13


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Caught in the Sun

I feel his heart race
His warm breath rustling my hair
My mind tells me, ‘run’! 
Then lips find mine, so supple!
Too late! We're caught in the sun!
~*~
 


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'cRoOkEd ArRoW'


lack of oxygen floating hearts or jumbled thoughts
they labeled it love
combined it with red and white cupid and his curved arrow


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TOMORROW IS THE DAY

TOMORROW IS THE DAY

my sweet valentine
i have searched the world over
unable to find
a girl as perfect as you
end my search – say you’ll be mine


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Her Whispers

A gondola ride Suns warmth, waters glistening While softly I smile Your melodious whispers Freeing butterflies in me


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'Showers'


the rain splashing down contemplation rear its head placid reminders lips tasting and exploring rain a distant memory
©160819092013 Inspired by the rainy weather in Cape Town


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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine Gift


For my valentine,
The focus of my desire.
Marquis diamond,
Twenty-four karats of fire,
You make fire and ice glisten.



Original poem written for the contest:
“My Valentine Gift” - ¤¤ 7th Place ¤¤
Syllable count - 5/7/5/7/7
Rhyming scheme - abcbc


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Summer Memories


summer memories

evening walks along the sand

sound of waves crashing

moonlight upon the water

we stop long enough to kiss...





Poems by Shar


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Still - Again - I See




Haunted by my haunts 

so long ago, I look deep...

before the morning

to let it go forever

the pain of remembering 


______________________________
Poet-Rick Parise












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Why Does She Hate Me

Unconscionable She attacks my weak ego My sure existence I hurt with ultimate pain Crushing my very being She destroys my peace All which brings pleasure to me Sure does falter here I don’t know her reasoning For my love is hers alone
Russell Sivey


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My Love Song In Tankas

just in few moments as the dusk obscures the sky lids cover my eyes my mind begins to reckon the things I’ve done the whole day a flurry it was missing the sun in your eyes my heart in regrets didn’t sing you song last night or gave you right back sweet hugs now I sing my song but ice cream melts on its cone what else will I do to win back the love from you and make me smile and heart grows plead down so deeply asking you not to leave me I am so sorry this is the best melody be sung in my poetry I hope you can hear song being played in G-Clef lonely but lovely Tanka Song with love I sing hoping to ease all our pains
Written: Oct. 7, 2012 Second Place Winner Contest: Tanka-Sad Song Judged: 10/21/2012 Poet Sponsor: My Greatest Poet, Poet-Destroyer Fourth Place Winner Contest: Tanka me this, tanka me that, tanka me anypoem you want... Judged: 10/23/2012 Poet Sponsor: SKAT


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Lavender Rose

A lavender rose
Placed on the bed beside her
Where he longs to be
He picked this rose just for her
True love without history

He feels so alone
The love just flows one way
Nature can be cruel
Without the gift of vision
She can't know love at first sight

Pick a Rose Contest


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Our Bench

Madrid comes to life as dusk melts into the night! My young love and I sat on a bench relishing new feelings awakening. * * * * * * * If I were to see El Retiro Park again, Would I find our bench? Or has it vanished like the boy with whom I shared it? For the Contest of Black Eyed Susan


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Valentine O' Mine

Those entrancing eyes

   Gaze longingly into mine

      What is her desire

         Softly purring in my ear

            (Inscrutable cat o' mine!)

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved

Placed No. 2 in PD's "Left Over Valentine Poem" Contest - February 2012


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OLDEST AND BEST VALENTINE

OLDEST AND BEST VALENTINE

oh dear, me-oh-my
valentine’s day, all the rage
the headlines – front page
two weeks away, but big news
and here i sit – lost my muse

oh what can i do?
i must invent clever words
sweetest ever heard
searching, everything to lose
and here i sit – lost my muse

this desperate thought
world’s biggest box of candy
a handy dandy
as last resort let’s try it
but no! she’s on a diet

i must give up
cannot even make a start
save her broken heart
just three words will have to do
i’ll kiss and whisper, i love you





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Heartstone

Your heartstone A piece of your soul Warm in the winter Soft in the morning sun Tender always within me
Russell Sivey Form Gogyoka


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Hands

hands to hold to touch
hands to say a thousand words
and wipe away tears
hands to embrace to caress
hands to quell sweep away fears.

© Harry J Horsman 2013        


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MY VALENTINE GIFT



bracelets of moonlight circling two names on sky’s flame night brews enchantment my gift of evermore spills ...will you be my precious wife? © *from a man’s point of view . ...... . Contest for Andrea “ Tanka Me A Valentine Gift”


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When You Say My Name- Double Tanka

When you say my name
Stars rush down from the heavens
Dressing me in light
I become goddess divine
Fashioned by love in your voice

When you say my name
The world is too small a place
My soul wanders free
Gliding down the Milky Way
The Queen of the blessed night

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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Lavender Rose

pure enchantment dwells
as a lavender rose blooms
a fairytale dream
the essence of ecstasy
is the sheer magic of love

delightful love whirls
rising forth in the warm spring
desire plays gently
amid fragrant soft petals
as lavender hue rises

08/04/13


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pleasant jaunt

pleasant jaunt
the invisible line I cross
and lose an hour
           ~
symmetry of curve
the face of beauty


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Crying is Every Hurt

She cries tears of pain The heartache he left for her Tears that turn to blood By the hurt that she now feels Nothing is worse than this pain She doesn’t feel now No other understanding Comes to her hurt mind She’s corrupted by horror Listlessness of her being There are streaks of tears The pain enveloped within Her heart beats outside Her cold life lies meaningless Darkness is all that she sees Her heart feels nothing She lies staring at the wall The tears do not feel They are empty, meaningless They just are there, falling down Tears represent pain The passion of hopelessness But while on their own They are nothing and empty But crying is every hurt
Russell Sivey


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'Heart II Heart'

please thread quietly then you will hear the murmur or maybe feel it his heart talking to your heart an expectant pulsation
©154728082013


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the candle burns low



the candle burns low
and an old torch song lingers
as you take my glass
      warm eyes that once shied from mine
      clearly say it is bedtime


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Speaketh Not

Speaketh not goodbye
but tell of our hearts I yearn,
joyus love we sipped
till the chalice overflows
then once more a sweet hello.

© Harry J Horsman 2013        


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The Best Gift



    A magical gift

    after all the people leave

    all the presents gone

    the fireplace burning low

    i love you the best grandma...


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Ellen

A girl i desire
an ancient flame rekindled
sincere warmth impaled,
there the whole day perfection
a place i ne'er want to leave.

© Harry j Horsman 2013 


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Whisper

Stirring my coffee
Staring right in front of me
Thoughts flies like echoes
Reverberating the past
Silence whispered... I'm alive.


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The Very Thought Of You

THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU

You'll never know how
my moments go when I see
these my thoughts of you,
your face in every flower
your touch in every raindrop.


MUY PENSADO USTED

Usted nunca sabrá
mis momentos van cuando veo
estos mis pensamientos de usted,
su cara en cada flor
su toque en cada gota de lluvia.

Harry J Horsman 2013  


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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 











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Poisoned Passion

"Poisoned Passion" hollow heart impaled tears blind eyes once touched by stars betrayed by love's ruse flesh and bone breath pain from grief dreams swallowed by molten ash. empty soul stings hurt love evaporates to dust golden Sun shines black passion's flames died in fierce blaze extinguishing emotions. masquerade exposed this "te-ta-te"called mere farce stolen moments cease paper mache' promises tumble shattered pedestal. *For P.D.'S Tanka Me a "Sad Song" Contest. *Oct. 5, 2012.


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Sunshine

You are my sunshine
although blind I can still see...
through my finger tips
I touch the joy of your lips
I feel the warmth of your smile.

23 Oct 2012   


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Approaching Lavender

Through warm scented mists her pert shape silhouetted a hunger lures I like an asp, I taste the air approaching lavender gems "Approaching Lavender, a song by Gordon Lightfoot"


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The Moon and Back Love

Howling lamenting 
staring into her white gem
pearl ivory face 
Happiness one pure virtue 
dripping starlight tears over






A dream of great beauty


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Moonlit Pond

sitting by the pond
the water glimmers, shimmers
like a silver light
love’s eyes shine, grazing in mine -
real, or a reflection too?


5/27/12
For Rick's "Let's Pass a Tanka Love Note" contest


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Love's Exposition

wherein lies beauty
         held captive by eyes forlorn  
heart thirsts ... reflective
breach misty wall of silence
   unveils passion desiring
          joyous warmth of love disperse

~*~

10/28/12 
For Su's Tanka Contest


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More Beautiful

Bullfrogs greeted dusk.
Evening clouds cooled the heat waves.
Gathering for night,
Zebra longwings butterflies,
Rested near a moonlit pond.

Gardenia fragrance
Permeated summer air
Contradicting lantana.
Butterflies fluttered.
Drinking their nectar of choice.

Love was also there.
Drifting through eternal dreams.
Uplifting memories…us.
Forever with me.
Reflections upon my life,
Made more beautiful by you.

ã June 2, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  Lets Pass A Tanka Love Note 
Sponsor	^Rick Parise


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---rose petals garden

rose petal's garden
thorns raking an open eye
trimmed bush barren bare
blood let the face of mourning---
sweet cherry of virgin light

Contest: Tanka me a Dream
Poet: Debbie Guzzi


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Lovely Lavender Rose

Love struck lavender.
Makes my heart sing once again.
Whence my eyes behold
whimsical beauty so rare.
Proof of love that's born at last!



for Rick Parise's contest "Tanka-1 or 2 only"
I chose lavender rose


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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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'Soothing Touch'


my heart found a home broken pieces on the mend all doubts swept away you gently soothe my worries made them part of history
In honor of Russell Sivey’s contest: 1-6 Lines of Romance & Love Written by: Wilma Neels Date: 12/04/2012
©120420121335


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White Rose

it lies there alone,
one flower, on a coffin
that the flag once adorned
carrying  the soldier home,
brave hero, an only son.

White roses were strewn,
when the cortege was driven 
through crowded  lined  streets,
a flowered road of goodbyes
written in the rose of hope




April 7 2013


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My First Time (Trois Par Huit, Tanka, Rondel)

My first time,
Sexual pleasures climbed,
Was with an experienced lover.

She handled me so gently under the cover;
Knowing I had never been taught by another.

Protecting my fragile male ego;
Unleashed my libido
Down below.

This first love of mine,
Through her kindness and patience,
Was, to me, divine.
Forever, to her in debt
For future pleasures I met.

How lucky I was to find a lover so kind,
To teach me the sexual act.
Cuddling my id with emotional tact;
Enflaming my passionate mind.

As sexual tensions in my youth unwind
Cognizant of the knowledge I lack;
How lucky I was to find a lover so kind,
To teach me the sexual act.

So now, when an inexperienced lover I find,
My first lover I try to pay back,
By remembering the knowledge that I once lacked,
And to her fumbling ways stay blind.
How lucky I was to find a lover so kind.


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Let love triumph

Human imprudence leading to so much bloodshed learn to love like birds share the sky above to fly let love triumph over bullets. © kashinath karmakar( 10th August 2011) ===============000=============== Placement: 10th ;(August 2011) Contest:Bald Eagle in Cemetery contest (Photo based) Sponsor:Carolyn Devonshire


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'A once sweltering Love'


all the signs were there I preferred to ignore them it became overt your actions were deafening so much louder than your words tears are all that’s left of our once sweltering love I had faith in us in love that connected us then I saw you in her arms
Contest Name: Relationship Breakups Sponsor : Russell Sivey Written by: Wilma N. Neels 021020112100


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Unexhausted Love

Life and love’s gift
From thy treasure trove
For world’s journey
Life’s too short, O Lord
To exhaust that love


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Green

even in the sand
verdurous growth survives, 
if roots are deep.
our love flourishes
on beautiful yesterdays.



May 10, 2013


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Breaking the Ice

it rained as you left,
and your goodbye shivered in
the rear view mirror...

ice cold reflection looked back
as tires broke the silence




_______________
8/29/14 For Alfred's Tanka Contest


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'Human Nature'

bask in the moisture star illuminated sky two mold into one splendid reverberation nature combined with our love
120720111625


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The Lake


    Quietly i move

        a favorite place by the lake

             the loons songs echo

                 reverberating my depths

                      imagining you there still...


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Worlds and Lovers

A Hollow moon sleeps Atop the calm sea water under a blanket of clouds Earth and moon rest as one soul awaiting grace from sunrise
beauty of the soul in uniting the two worlds is in shades of blue For all lovers to observe hearts will beat as one spirit


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Debbie Guzzi

Happy birthday Deb
on this the finest of days
a message I bring...
of those who have more birthdays
the longer it is found; live!

© Harry J Horsman 2012    


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Patterns in the Dark

Smoking chimneys show
Autumn nights are almost here
Spitting logs on fire
Sending patterns in the dark
As I sit relaxed with you.


Penned 30 August 2014


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TEAR JERKER

TEAR JERKER

when he wouldn’t eat
i knew something was wrong
and those helpless eyes
as though he wanted to tell me
he needed help    but no voice

when i met those eyes
something old as creation
communication
burned across primordial fires
transcending species    gender

“though I love you    friend
though I know that you love me
it is time to leave
talk very kindly to me
whispering    patting my head”
…………………………………………..
This in remembering all our animal friends that have gone over the last nearly 60 years


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Evoke loves passion



Breath love into me

Enter my world just us two

Evoke the passion

Let us rise and fall as one

Finish what we have begun...


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Angel of Love

Life’s blood out of stone
the old veins penetrated
yet fears losing you,
a renewal a license
for happiness oh so late!

© Harry J Horsman 2013     


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Love You Till The End And Beyond

take me to the end
take me to the high gallows
your revenge subtle
the trapdoor my feet placid,
the door of my heart open.

© Harry J Horsman 2013     


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Love Letter

On my heart, the words
This, my body, the paper
My lips where you pause
Every curve steeped in promise
To be read when you’re in need

For Rick Parise Contest
Tanka Love Note
July 21, 2013


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Because He Is Love

HOPE    sees paradise
FAITH   trusts in His saving grace
LOVE    gives wings for flight

Hope, Faith, and Love are His gifts

              ~              ~
          ~       ~ *  ~       ~
          ~       Given        ~     
            ~  because He ~
              ~      is       ~
                ~  LOVE  ~
                    ~   ~
                       ~

New International Version
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the 
heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1: 17)

For Regina's Faith, Hope, Love Tanka Contest
August 26, 2014


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Wonder

wonder of clean heart
it wipes negatives away 
radiates within
Thrice she said no-not-never
Thrice he heard Yes- Forever.


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My Valentine Gift

A butterfly dream on its bright gossamer wings a flight to the past bringing those sweet kisses back second honeymoon package. ============000=========== Placement: 2nd ( Feb. 2012) Contest:Tanka your Valentine gift Sponsor:Andrea Dietrich By:kashinath karmakar


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Stains of Life

Into the world, pure ~*~
we protect and shelter, whilst
life's avenues open ~~~
sadly, the fortunes of war
displays our lost, stains of life ~*~








http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-7.php


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Just Where We Are

To stand in your love
emotions truly enriched
your lips upon mine
hold on to what we have now,
oh if we could alter time.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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The Candle

Decades ago
a candle of love lit
In my heart’s temple
Shaded by my passion
Survived winds of dispassion


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Being Apart

Go but don’t leave me
your touch constant in my mind,
take the air i will
from your breath you placed in me
that’s all i need, till next time.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    


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Sunshine Spirit

invisible beams
invigorate pristine ways
to awaken life
  as your shining smile renews
  my enthusiastic heart

©  10-23-2012

For:  Tanka Sunshine Contest


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Birthday Flowers



watching as he crossed the street

  flowers in his hand

    crushed and tattered petals fall

      gray haired woman sits

         present for grandma...


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The Color of Love

Cobalt of your eyes
Caramel suntan kissed skin
Flowing chestnut curls
Soft pink lips I yearn to kiss
Crimson fire burning my heart


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Swinging On a Star

You lit up my world like the heavenly body I’ve named after you. Shine from wherever you are, “Sweet Angel,” always my star! by Andrea Dietrich Inspired by the Contest of Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.


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On A Wedding Day

Walking down the aisle
While sweet music softly plays
Feels like on the clouds
With my pure white wedding gown 
And my hands with fresh bouquet

We take solemn vow
On sunny or stormy days
Whatever  happens
Together without a fear
We embrace our future aims

In a new sunrise
We lovingly look forward
Sprinkled with blessings
We’ll bind together with love
Love- forever from above



October 8,2012



3rd Place Winner
Contest: Tanka-Love and Marriage
Judged: 10/20/2012
Poet Sponsor: SandyIvy Davis


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Lifting the Fog

with closed misty eyes
trying to see the future,
fog bound memories
distort her vision, but soon,
love will set her free to heal.


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brown eyes

I fell mindlessly

into the depths of brown eyes

eyes that said one thing

while actions said another

I long to be fooled again


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My Dearest

I held her cold hand
She silently slipped away 
I sank into tears
Her gift is on the table 
I wrapped it myself, today.


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Empty Yet Full

My bed is empty
He’s gone on another trip
Loneliness threatens
Our child sends love from afar
My heart is filled with loved ones

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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The Face of Dawn

Yellow the colour
when I see your lovely hair
Green is the colour
of your evocative eyes,
Rose Pink lips of sparkling dew.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   


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Engaging in Love and Marriage

"Engaging in Love and Marriage" hearts entwine true love romantic stairway to stars fairy dust magic sweet emotion escalates precious passion ignites blaze. souls touch fond caress tender kisses fan love flames halves create a whole proposal with velvet box eternal circles of gold. chapel blessed by Sun melody of wedding song charming bride and groom euphoria resonates for God made their paths collide. love will conquer life love and marriage, challenging, respect spousal flaws cherish golden spoken words quickly forgive so love lasts. *For SandyIvy Davis Tanka Lovre and Marriage.


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Yellow Rose

Approaching her now
The yellow rose behind me
Ran out of red ones
My heart is throbbing through me
Will yellow mean something here

Placed in her hand now
Slumbering daintily on
Her fingertip bed
Cupid's tear drop flows onto
My hand binding us for good

© 2013 Rick Zablocki


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I Know

Who truly knows 
The very center of you
The inner poet
The dreams that reside within
I crave the call of your soul

One Tanka Love Note Contest

06/17/2013


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One Kiss Bliss

Secreted are we
Our bliss every night one kiss
Meet at Mt. Uka*
As O-Kuni-Nushi and
Suseri-Hime once did 

Escape jealousy
Our bliss every night one kiss
A dearth show of love
For now it must be enough
Our rapture depends on it

Foresight favors us
Our bliss every night one kiss
Sapient virtues
Chaste restraint, infinite wait
Choice removed- prorogued passion.



A. Green-
O-Kuni-Nushi and Suseri-Hime (lovers in Japanese mythology)
build their palace at the foot of Mt. Uka. 


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Yellow

Daffodils nodding Their faces shy and reserved Such tender beauty Soft butter moonlight tryst Our innocence lost
5/13/13


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To have loved and lost

To have loved and lost
are a heaven and a hell;
and the place between
is its own purgatory,
a limbo of sorting out.


*for "5 lines or less" Contest


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Parting Waters

flowing waters drift
bearing shadows for display
frigid lifeless forms
  drained of all their loving warmth
  like you were that fateful dawn


©  10-19-2012

For: Tanka - Pivot Contest


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Tropical Romance

A feast of passion
in tastes of endless desire
our bodies tremble
within the ripple of the surf,
surging wave after wave flows.

© Harry J Horsman 2013 


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Wisdom Dictates- Five Second Sermon

Pastor sermonized,
one fine Sunday years ago
about gossiping.
No one ever forgot it.
“Gossip hurts. Shut your big mouths!” 


for John Freeman's "Sayings of Wisdom" Contest.
     Pure, simplistic and easy to understand. : ) 8/4/11


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Warmth

wound around himself
purring to her heart's rhythm 
the gray cat sleeps on
mom doesn't need a sweater
as the wind rattles the panes


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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


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I often Wonder

I often wonder
how you are and what you do
I will always care
and hated breaking your heart
I wish we had kept in touch

for Michael’s contest


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Need to Ride the Tide

I’ll give you a smile
to wipe away your tears
got to go, fly home
take your touch your memories,
need to breathe your Spanish air.

© Harry J Horsman 2013 


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Sad Love

                                                                    ***
                                                       Looking for right love
                                                  But love always gets me sad
                                                    What have I done wrong?
                                                    I end up in wrong person
                                                That’s why I stay single right?
                                                  *                   *                 *
                                                  *                   *                 *
                                                 Wrong time and wrong place
                                                 Wrong person I always chase
                                                        What happen to me?
                                                        I am in deep misery
                                                   Gosh, is this my fate really?
                                                                      *
                                                                      *
                                                                       *
                                                                        *
                                                                         *
                                                                           *
                                                                          *
                                                                         *
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                                                        *****************



 7th Place Winner
Tanka Sad Song by: Poet Destroyer's Contest
10.11.12


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Orange Roses

Orange roses

A lonesome starlet
And a lusty lover-moon 
Scarlet thoughts of  tides
Of deep passion and romance
I dream of orange roses.

Roses fresh and rare
Covering you all over
And I flick them one 
By one to find my love bites
Wherever the roses were.

10 apr 2013, Form: Tanka

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
For Skat's contest


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SUNSHINE IN MY LIFE

You are my sunshine
You light my life with your love
Gloomy day turns white
Cheerful that shines my being
So bright that can heal my pain

Oh my love so dear
My sadness will disappear
Your embrace so warm
In the darkness of the night
Your rays make me feel content


2nd Place Winner
For Leonora's Crazy Tanka- Sunshine" contest
October 11, 2012 (10.11.12)


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Her Beauty Abounds

Captured by the lens Mirrored reflection echoes Her beauty abounds Stance of elegance lures me Beyond the glass, I desire .


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Warm Shoulder To Cry On

Tender and soft touch
of her comforting two hands,
caresses her back,
reassuring her of love,
love!between mother and child.

I remember mine,
Her sweet pleasant voice echoes...
'son!you can do it',
As I cry  over tough tasks,
her warm hugs very soothing.

Extreme deja vu ,
as I cry on her shoulder,
Her voice and warm hug
make my sorrow disappeared,
Wife and mum,bosoms of warmth.


CONTEST:"Write me a poem-(about adorable picture) sponsored by Leonora Galinta.




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TRACING LOVE'S CARESS




cocktail of gold stars

    melts on half-distilled kisses

           like grapes to wine’s mouths

      tracing each other’s faces

                   as night refills love’s caress


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Golden moon

  Bubbling desires on
        Wings of love abide 'neath a
  Golden moon's soft  light
         Passions erupt,   spewing  lust
   Into ponds of ecstasy
                      ~


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A Poetic Discussion-w

sun deep down to sea
moon behind heavy dark clouds.... 
stars astray unseen


snowstorm prediction
reaching home before snowing
dream warm recesses
keep light driving darkness
unlock door refreshing air

=========================

Ninth Place win in:

Contest: Love Talks sponsored by deborah Guzzi


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With You

Every step i take
a shadow of you am i
every move forsake
the treasure of love i cry,
yet fear of being alone.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   


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Colours 2 You

shades I blend and send to paint your life's canvas bright crystal tint sun-glints a rainbow sparkling spectrum each heart-heated hue for you


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Fall in love again

Fall in love again why did you look back and smile?.... not my fault at all. Bring back your sixteen I will be nineteen at ease, have fun and frolic, let's have that air balloon ride in the sky of teenage love. Just give me your hands my love, in your white lotus like palms I will paint my poetry... poetry of love. © kashinath karmakar(22nd May, 2011) ============================= Placement: 7th; (June 2011) By:kashinath karmakar Contest:Fun and Frolic (3 Forms) Sponsor:Linda-Marie The Sweetheart


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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   


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Show of Disaster

Besieged by a storm The skull of death lights the night Show of disaster Lightning hollows the insides Of her shallow beating heart
Russell Sivey


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'Share Valentine's with me'



I have no flowers scanty words across your screen embrace my folly even if just for today and share Valentine’s with me To: All the soupers who gets my weird soh From : Me (Wilma) :-)
©130220121425


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Autumn


 
 
Beauty has fallen painting the pastel of love in a breath of fire below the bare heights of mist Autumn's tapestry lies strewn _______________________________ 11-4-2013


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Amour


tender touch ignites
burning embers of desire
intoxicating
 hearts eternally on fire
locked in each others embrace


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THE NIGHT WILL ALWAYS COME

Trees swaying at night
Dark…with stars shimmering bright
Silhouettes of you
I hear the music inside
It has stopped and you are gone


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A Love Note

                                                   my name on your lips
                                         becomes the sweetest love song
                                                    a whispered caress
                                                that awakens my senses  
                                                your touch is my undoing   


6/19/13
For Rick Parise's One Tanka - Love Note 
Contest


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Spring

Fresh air of spring pulse-
fetching lilacs imbue love
on vale sunshine fair
a new beginning, profound
a resurrection of life....



________ 
 CONTEST


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searchlight

                                                    *
                                                                         *
               *
from the empty night we looked for what we had lost searching among stars groping for a chance to feel tomorrow under our feet
______________________________ For Nathan's Short Poem Contest


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Sandy

The sound of the winds,
A dark night of this city.
Without you tonight
Disappointed in promise
Spending my time with Sandy.




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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  


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sea of love

deprived of full moon my love is cradled by the arms of a first star until your eyes can see through the clouds of a deep blue night
___________________________________ For Francine's Contest: Five or Less (serious)


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Better Than Red Wine

Life sure seems empty Without you by my warm side I need your sweetness Your tenderness within me You are better than red wine
Russell Sivey


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Love and Marriage

the loving couple
marriage license safely signed
still lives in this world
only on their honeymoon
can it be wholly ignored


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Tasting Bliss for contest

         

Tenderly held close
Secrets floating past my ear
Lips gently nibbling
at my mouth sending shock waves
down my spine tongue tasting bliss



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Upon a Bed of Petals

Upon a Bed of Petals

upon a bed 
of petals, lay ye down
ambrosia lent
filling the senses
in pungent resistance

the unfurled rose
petals stripped in turn
a lovers gift
with heavenly soft scent
permeates the room

 @ 4/3/2013


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Hope, Faith And Love

Love is like water I have poured it always in Size, shape and color With fervent hope and with faith In the glass of own my choice
+++ August 25, 2014 Form: Tanka Fifth Place Win Contest: Hope faith and love by Regina


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Rippling silver pond




Rippling silver pond silent flow of molten moon my tip-toeing heart closer to another moon drinking silver sip by sip.


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Falling Through The Cracks- A Different Kind of Tanka

A heart full of love

Booked to the capacity
                               I
                                fall 
                                   through
                                             the 
                                                   c    r    a    c    k    s 
Too weak to run for safety

                             I’m trampled  u
                                                    n
                                                       d
                                                         e
                                                           r your feet.

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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PULSE OF SIGHS



i bathe in your scent
when midnight rips my skin’s hems
then once, twice in flames
a heated pulse of deep craving
finally explodes in sighs

------


Love Note for Rick Parise


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My Valentine Gift

For you, I will brush                    
the dark canvas with stardust 
in poetic verse
to charm the moon from the sky 
and scent the breeze with jasmine 

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Second place in Tanka My Valentine Gift


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Times Termite

O my love and passion!
And looks and glamour’s obsession
May you know upfront!
From teeth of time’s termite
Spared alone is sorrow


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Faith, Hope, Love

Lord, I seek from You
Faith, that I may conquer death
Hope, to persevere 
Love, that I may love the lost
And love You as You love me


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Butterfly Wings


tropical night sways
as we glide under starlight
butterfly wings land
on my bare shoulder disguised
as his soft familiar touch


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Too Late Yet So Good

The chart of one’s life
guided by fate, a script wrote
does not address thought
when towards twilight’s limit,
your loving touch sure move’s me!

© Harry j Horsman 2013     


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Still So Much Is Left Unsaid

I Love You Baby. Love You With My Honesty, That Poets Put To Verse. You Are Rare As Desert Rose. Still So Much Is Left Unsaid. ______________________ Date::12 April, 2012. By Raj Dey (Ranjan) Contest--1-6 lines of romance and love. Sponsor:: Russell Sivey.


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Swinging On A Star

On moonbeams we ride
floating through heaven's night sky
gently guided on
toward our "Love Nest" waiting there
for our passion to ignite

Tanya Harrington
©  07-24-2012
Swinging on a Star Contest


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Santa's Surprise





                                                             .
                                                          .~.~.
                                                        .~.~.~.
                                                      .~.~.~.~.
                                                    .*.~.~*~.~*.
                                                 .*.~.~.~.~.~.~*.
                                                ...I wrote to Santa
                                      to bring at large three yule strings:
                                              joy, peace, love. His gift
                                     came glazed; to my shock, one gift,
                                     Love, master of all, with mirth.........
                                               ****************
                                                   ****.......****
                                                           ^^^
                                                           ^^^
                                                           ^^^


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Pieces

If to have given
a fragment of me to you
a piece for us both
to build a life’s foundation,
then who indeed to tempt fate.

© Harry J Horsman 2013     


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Swinging on a Star Tankas-3

“Swinging on A Star”-1

Oh “Bethlehem Star” 
Bright multi-faceted points
Still shimmer from far
Above my old aching joints
Reminding me of His love.

deborah burch©
07/22/2012

“Swinging On A Star”-2

Diamonds on blue
Yours glimmering by the moon
Is “Venus”…still true...
Holding your heart, as I croon
Sweet love songs in moonbeam hues.

deborah burch©
07/22/2012

“Swinging On A Star”-3

Catching golden love,
These moonbeams in a jar,
You watch from above
As if swinging on a star--
My "Mem'ry”…my love…you are. 

deborahburch©
07/22/2012


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Re-Awakened - Team Work Contest Poem 1

                                           

                                             Her heart stirred, she smiled
                                             looking at the face she loved.
                                             His eyes mirrored hope
                                             remembering their lost love
                                             crushed by fate, re-awakened

                                             Penned on 26/08/2013 using
                                             Form :  Tanka  by
                                             Wayland Bunch and Seren Roberts
                                             Contest  :   Team Work


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First Love Note


Glowing full-moon bloom, clandestine meet by the pond.... breeze, rippling waters--- red-rose sent afloat to her, he, the summer butterfly..


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My Body, Your Canvas

with every stroke an artist brings his canvas alive, with each stroke you bring me alive, yearning for more than just a mere stroke...


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After Hours Time




my favorite time

just sitting and watching you

prepare for your day

a routine that's never old

outfit on , unwrapped for night


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Amelia's Story

In rivers of tears
a joy of having found you,
with words so sublime
such sentimentality
formatted in one’s own truth...
In your story i see you!

© Harry J Horsman 2013   


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Hero

Double Tanka   


A man of prestige      
a night in shining armor 
with one arm he lifts....
his gallant attire brushed pure-
heart aflutter, she submits....

With pink skies distant 
upon the mighty horse, one....
into the sunset
a beauty and her hero,
together, endless her dreams....


_________
This is a story of how my brother in-law proposed to my sister(upon horseback)she 
was elated. Her hero for life, and also mine for protecting my sis and loving her through eternity. 


_________
Contest





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As One



As One Warm soft sighs mingle with dancing entangled heat The essence of need bears witness to the splendor as two become one at last
For the contest: Love Note Sponsored by Rick Parise


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Love Note

Your face delights me.
When you flash that winsome smile
I am heaven bound.
Traveling this road with you;
this is all I'll ever need.



for contest "One Tanka-A Love Note"


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on the radio

on the radio; 
are songs,     my love, not words 
to bridge     this rift
you are     exorcising 
memories     of love, but why?	


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FAKE LOVE

A LOVE IN YOUR HEART

NOT PURE FROM THE VERY START

BECAUSE OF YOUR HATE

TO THE PERSON WHO HURT YOU

AND GAVE YOU THE GREATEST PAIN





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Love's city limits

Love’s city limits

Hands still warm but letting go

Stars sparkle in tears

Glimmering eyes say goodbye

I should not have let you go

 

Michael F. Lewis

3/8/2013


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My New Course Mate

My heart beats faster 
as she saunters into class,
Her moves, classical!,
like a spell,I am held bound
in a mirage of passion.

Gush! what a beauty!,
still in wonder land, I heard...
'can you shift a bit?'...
I look dazed with mouth  open,
as I squirm aside for her.

*She is my Lavender Rose*

CONTEST:"Tanka x2-Pick a Rose from my list" sponsored by Rick Parise.


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Swinging on a Star


How bright the sky is
I will bring it close to you
pick a star......any
we will swing on that 'Love's nest'
sun and moon will look at us.

*****************************
By:kash poet


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Faith Hope Love

Faith fills us with peace,
Hope gives us strength to go on.
Love helps lift us up.
With faith, hope and love combined,
We’ll conquer life together.

Brenda Meier-Hans
08.25.2014
1st


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A form of words

oh love,love me do
with sweet poems,old and new
or odes that ring true

my darling,don't fret,
dearest heart my number one;
see how I've begun
with end rhyme we'll have fun,or
maybe sonnet or tercet

on no,not flowery words
too obscure and seldom heard,
such poetry's no better
than prose by letter



Brian Strand


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Entreat

Love is perfect and
should never do anyone harm
I want to have yours
would you give it to me please
It has been so long I need.


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Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage


Marriage without love
Love-making  should make it work.
Love without marriage
Love-making could make it slip.
Big  questions  of make and break.


07/oct/2012


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The Flower

a downcast face
stares at the curlicues
forming symbols
he loves me petals
grow upon the flower


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Mom And Dad

  ________________________

Happy Birthday to me
I'll make a great memory
make Mom and Dad proud
with a bright flash they will see
just how much they mean to me.....

  ________________________


A Linda-Marie Contest
Poet ~  ^Rick Parise




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Your Smile

flawless face smiles
making creases ‘round your mouth
your teeth shining through
        my heart soars across the sky
              i can’t help but smile too


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A Love Affair

~'My dreams fly on the gossamer wings of a butterfly'~ A swaying tube rose denying a dragonfly to sit and kiss it, a butterfly arrives there tube rose stoops and embraces. ======================== By:kashinath karmakar Contest:Six Lines of Poetry,Please Date:11th Sept.2011 Sponsor:Constance La France


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A Tanka for YOU

Fall in love again;
your words tempting me to dance
in the whirl of love,
swirling and twirling my heart;
a different Spring this time!




========================

By :kashinath karmakar (23rd Feb.2011)


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The Moonlit Pond

Smiling mermaids bathe
As love struck nymphs and fairies 
On the backs of fish
Course around the moonlit pond 
Watched by crooning frogs and toads

For Rick’s Tanka Love Note contest


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---Buddhist prayers fly

Buddhist prayers fly
like cardinals and finches
above a white rail 
square boxes hold orange mums
flagging down the yellow sun

the morning begins 
seated on the back porch with tea
the cat's in my lap 
the chair next to me empty
as are the springs flower beds 

missing only you
a long lost part ever missed
an empty cushion
a single china teacup
one lonely pair of old shoes



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Faith, Hope, and Love

Robed in white, I walk –
Towards love’s bidding; humbly,
I give you myself,
And take you as God’s great gift.
With Faith there's Hope in our Love.


8.25.2014


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A TANKA TO DEAL WITH A RANCOR

Genghis Khan was born,
Gripping a blood clot in hand.
But Love Child more bold,
And if I can say more cold,
Grasped I.U.D. dripping blood.


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Ravaging Lust

She wraps around me With her eyes delectable She wafts of pure lust And I ravage with delight Love is our waging passion
Russell Sivey Contest: One Tanka- Theme- Love Note Sponsor: Rick Parise 6/16/2013


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Pink Joy

_______________________

The pain preceding
a simple joy receiving 
my little pink love,
you arrived in a downpour
of glorious emotion..........

_______________________

Contest ~ "Pink Joy"


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The Gift of Love 2K13

The greatest single
gift when gifted is genuine love,
and awesome be its
power when one possesses the
knowledge which theirselves are loved.


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Waiting

                                        I dream in silence
                               While alone in time's stillness
                                        You will disembark
                                       As I await your return
                                   Warmly clothed in loneliness


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Love's Hue

Painting past midnight
Colors bleed on the paper
Capturing people
Giving each one breath and life
Touching a heart with love’s hue
	

©2014 by Regina Riddle


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Waiting

Looking out she sighs
And watches the world pass bye
She knows he will come
She waits with an eager heart
It is now her time for love!


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null hypothesis

we choose to reject
the null hypothesis 
when it is true, 
but why I still love you leaves
no alternative


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Music to my Ears

sweetness in your voice
all the lovely words you speak
music to my ears
         i feel all my sorrows fade
            warm sunlight encompasses


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Swinging on a Star

Hanging in the sky,
each and every night above,
a light in the dark
given with a heart of love,
“Semper illic” just like me.


~Semper illic means always there in Latin~

Tirzah Conway


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Hope, Faith, Love

hope perched in my heart
small bird, joyfully singing
fragilely balanced
feasting on faith's mustard seed
contented with Love's promise
August 24, 2014


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Tanka

Bewitched in our love
We walked around the pyre,
Wound by conviction
Delved for the blessings of God,
Thus sank in devoted bliss.



Dr. Anuradha Moogi
28.8.14


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FLOWERS, KISSES AND BELLS

Tomorrow the things 
we will remember will be:
flowers, kisses and bells 
that brought happiness to two,
who made strong wows of faithfulness!


We must fervently
defend what we believe in, 
trust is one of them...
devotion is another;
can these feelings be promises? 


That jazz wedding song
we have picked out of thousands,
can do great wonders;
Lisa will sing it...wishing
herself  flowers, kisses and bells!  

 
 


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'Our Reverie'

cold hands and cold feet disperse as our lips connect outside world shut out we don’t require an island to create our reverie
15/05/2011... 18:58


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Cosmic Destiny

cosmic destiny
plays out among earthly souls
attended by fate
true love's enchantment draws forth
hearts bound to shine eternal


©  10-10-2012
For: Tanka- Love & Marriage Contest


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Cathedral Bells

resonating peace
cathedral bells ring promise....
wind carries solace....
brilliant architecture high
streets below swirl in rhythm ....  


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Magical-Snowy Dust

Three Christmas wishes
That I sent to Santa Claus:
Happiness to stay
The sounds of children laughing
Friends and family all day –

What was my surprise?
An ornament on the tree
Sparkling robust.
Its tiny door and windows
Held magical-snowy dust –

With eyes opened wide,
I gleaned wisdom from his note.
“Happiness shall stay,
Joy shall fill your loving heart
Compassions-service each day!”

© December 26, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: SANTA'S SURPRISE" 
Sponsor	Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.


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Fragrance of Love

lavender rosebuds have called for her attention and in that moment from the shadows of his heart he is jealous of roses she smiles while she prunes the long limbs of one rosebush then catches a glimpse of desire in his eye and roses are forgotten
For Rick's Contest


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Who Fills My Cup

When my fame is gone
They all will leave me to 
die
my love be with me
Lest who drinks your 
loves sadness
Lest who fills my cup 
with wine.


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moorings

....................................................................................................................................


a skinned or bruised knee,
battered pride, when ball games lose…
bandages to soothe…

mother’s bag, filled to the brim
were words of understanding

~

way around the bend
fast curve balls came unending…

a soft place to land
a gentle hand for mending…

my bag of tricks holds ….loving


.......................................................................................................................................
Inspired by Linda Marie's contest "Bag of Tricks"
By Carrie Richards


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LIFE - Team Contest - Tanka and Quatern


Poem 1

                                          Her heart stirred, she smiled
                                          looking at the face she loved.
                                          His eyes mirrored hope
                                          remembering their lost love
                                          crushed by fate, re-awakened 


                                          Penned on 26/08/2013 using
                                          Form :  Tanka  by
                                          Wayland Bunch and Seren Roberts
                                          Contest :   Team Work

Poem 2

 Where is the light that lived within,
 Why has the flame of doubt appeared.
 The trees bend slightly in the wind
 Towards darkness, now have you veered.

 Focus on the things dear to you,
 Where is the light that lived within.
 Your day will come before it's through,
 You that have, not died, with sin.

 Deep in your soul, you seek therein
 The pleasures, that should not have been. 
 Where is the light that lived within.
 Questions of how this came and when

 How long have you abandoned life
 What have you done, where have you been,
 Will you choose to remain in strife
 Where is the light, that lived within.

                                                 Penned on 26/08/2013  
                                                 Form: Quatern by
                                                 Seren Roberts and Wayland Bunch for
                                                 Contest: Team Work


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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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This Ring Will Bind Us


This ring will bind us,
To love me with all your heart,
We unite as one,
To be with me forever,
Hope you will accept it dear.

A  symbol of peace,
Unity and purity,
My solemn prayer,
Marry me and live with me,
For the rest of my life, thanks!


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'our love song'


play me our love song the lyrics a vital part I don’t want the globe just a whole lot of loving and the beating of your heart
©090420122225


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Afar

Long time viewed afar How lovely this lady fair Inquired of her life Beautiful available Love's seed blossomed to full bloom Handsome gentleman Inquired about lady fair Got her attention Cupid pulled the bow tightly Arrow tied two forever
Sponsor: Sand Ivy Davis Contest: Tanka-Love & Marriage


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Swinging On A Star

Swinging On A Star

Catching golden love,
These soft moonbeams in a jar,
You watch from above
As if swinging on a star--
"Memories”…of love…you are. 

deborahburch©
07/22/2012


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Healing Salt

the wave rolled, moving the currents in the heart, dancing to the beating drum it came to die on your shores the salt to your chapped, dark fjords


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Beyond The Love Word

Beyond the love word
One more word also exists.
Only to define
True meaning of my feelings,
But that word is lost in heart.


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Moonlight And Dragonflies

purple afterglow love those dragonflies dipping in ponds cool water while we loved in soft moonlight lovers on that summer's eve
Finis Sponsor: ^Rick Parise Contest: Let's Pass a Tanka Love Note


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Healing Grace

Her dream never died
 Just buried deep in her heart
 After it shattered
 But her heart healed with sunlight
 This grace she knows she must share.

By CarolineCecile - 01/25/12


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Puddles in the mist

 A gentle rain falls
as puddles reflect gray skies
 A love that once was
 now disappears in the mist
and  the  tears reflect the pain


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Love You

total enchantment
the time I shared here with you
long past the times, few
 
sometimes I feel the cancer  
is in us both not just you


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Siren Song

Like a Siren song
Across the oceans I call to you
Sunlight fills my heart
I softly whisper your name
You are my heart beat my all.


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My Valentine Gift

Kisses long and sweet
A Valentine's Day promise
Of much more to come --
Words of love written in rhyme
Dinner will be late tonight.


Dedicated to my husband.


2/6/12 For Andrea's Tanka My Valentine Contest


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Blue Shoes

I am so, so blue...
for I lost a love with you,

I walk by myself
down the long stretches of life
wondering, "What did I do!"







For "blue" contest sponsored by Francine Roberts.  / George Aul


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Naked Ripples

Translucent ripples,
catching the morn's azure blue ~~
Reflections abound
in glistening sparkle dance ~~
Before me she swims, my love










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-16.php 


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Unshaken Love

Our love is so real,
yet,we can`t be together,
Silly tradition...
Families at loggerheads,
how can love be so painful?

Past haunts the present,
but our love is unshaken,
despite parents row,
We`re ready to break this seal
and remain close til death parts...




CONTEST:"Tanka -Love and Marriage" sponsored by Sandylvy Davis


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Our Love Is One In A Trillion

Trois Par Huit..Tanka..Rondel

You and me
Fell so passionately
And although we had no direct plan.

I just desired you to be my biggest fan.
Love can be beautiful between woman and man.
So as I close my eyes, I can see

We are a guarantee
Eternally!

So here we stand
Together as one; Forever!
Hold on to my hand.
And don't you dare let go!
Just let this love we share flow.....

Our love is one in a trillion,
And we make one helluva team;
Pinch yourself and you'll see this ain't a dream.
Open your eyes when I kiss your lips

I love to run my hands over the curves of your hips;
But I need to stick to my poetic theme-
Our love is one in a trillion,
And we make one helluva team!

You make my body tingle with your finger tips.
Baby you cause my body to scream.
Maybe you're right, and this is a dream.
A thousand sensations or more like a million.
Our love is one in a trillion!


Wrote for JP's contest "Trois Par Huit..Tanka...Rondel"


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Blessed Daughter

My blessed daughter
She makes me so very proud
Her heart, a beauty
So large it holds so much love
And she gives it freely out

Russell Sivey


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Your Magical Touch

tender loving gaze
prelude to a lovely play
my heart now you stole
your magical tender touches
transport me to paradise

let us have our fill
the full moon is in its bloom
the stars, our witness
that we eat no stolen bread
from another treasure chest


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all the fragments - - - -

~~ you shattered my heart, the pieces lay at my feet, my soul is weeping. I gather all the fragments, and put each one back in place. ________________________ July 23, 2013 Tanka


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Love's Labyrinth

~~ A thousand times, I kiss you with these lips of mine, lost in tangled love . . . A thousand feelings whispered, our hearts wrapped in love's passion . . . ~~ June 21, 2012 Tanka For the contest, One Tanka, Love note


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He

This place where I go,
When all seems lost around me.
Life seems to drown me.
He will always fill my cup
Take my cross and lift me up.

Brenda Meier-Hans
08.28.2014


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Your Love

 
(Double Tanka) I can see your love In all that you do for me Your dear face I see Your love each day I can touch I'm so happy you're with me You're so fine to me And you're so beautiful too Let's get together We can have fun forever So come join me and you'll see. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 aka ladylove copyright@2014 November,29,2014


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Breathless moments

While his knees gave way Her frown turns into a smile Breathing heavily She gazed at him lovingly Walking into his embrace


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Feelings are not for play

Why did you come back If you didn't want to stay My feelings are real This is not for you to play The only truth, I love you.


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Love Note Wisdom

As love grows older,
we learn to bend-not to break,
our hearts mature but
when an argument flares up
silence and a cocktail helps.



For Rick Parise's contest, 'One Tanka - Theme Love Note'


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Hope, faith and love

let hope, faith, love feed
on each other, and emerge
from the heart as prayers;
uplifting the depressed souls
and help achieve happiness

Date: 26.8.2014


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Orchestral Sighs

On our bed she lies Half naked to bare, sound asleep Tanned curves allure me Eyes closed, visions of last night Sheets gripped tight, orchestral sighs .


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Delicate Strokes

_
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Flower petals pray
in twilight of fallen day
hushed, in solemn tear
screaming brilliance within one,
if by somehow, I entwine...   
_
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"A Brian Strand Contest"


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Love's Reward

Amid screams of pain You gave birth to our daughter Amid cries of joy You gave an angel new life Our passionate love’s reward


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Elated In Moonlight

()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()() In vast dimensions my mind wanders in starlight resting in calm love the Autumn moon full with dreams poetic words lightly chant Hazy blue imprints of a fortress, sempiternal electric clouds drift as simple words speak within I beckon the great spirit ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()() "Moonlight Dream" Contest


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spring's essence floats

spring's soft essence floats filling the air with perfume none matches your scent my apple tree in the pines your sweet blossoms spring to life


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Thought of First Love 2K13

Much thoughts of you as
praying am I that you may
reserve but a seat
amongst your humbled table,
if only in faded memories.


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Memory

fragile skin stretches
across the cheeks of death's dawn
beauty-marked weeping
I see only the groom now
peach sweet the memories glow


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Sun Unveils Herself

sun unveils herself
red sings out to carress her
shameless disarray
beckons her with his calling
greens from past lives fade away


(August 22nd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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IN THE CRYSTAL VASE

in the crystal vase
filled to full with redden rose 
arranged loving you:
no more room in me so full,
so filled is my heart with you


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The Internet

One short message sent
The woman now awakened
Life forever changed
He fills my days with wonder
He found the key to my heart!


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mist hangs her body

mist hangs her body

close to his softness blending 

early morning chill

separated no longer

hardness enters disappears





(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

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


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He That Knows

Told by Lord Jesus
Given from Father through Son
Commandments Given
Determined through righteousness
Now what does that mean to you?


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My Valentine Gift

Bright gold angel pin Garnished by brilliant gemstones The gleam burned his eyes His wallet took a wallop Gratitude shown with passion


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old lovers

wrinkled weathered face
gnarled hands i grasp with love
you are my sweet dream
in this world and yet the next
throughout time i'll walk with you






for contest"We Aren't Japanese BUT Please!"
sponsored by Debbie Guzzi
















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Dusk and Dawn

Dusk

Romantic sunset
Waves lapping shore swaying palms
Lovers hand in hand
Multi-coloured orange sky
Promises of love aflame


Dawn

The day slowly dawns
The sweet thrill of love lingers
The night gently fades
As life once more awakens
As the sun bursts forth with its warmth


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'My Valentine Gift'


a little patchy this treasure worth more than gold a keepsake for you the exuberance is back my heart is pounding again
©070220121355


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Amidst Sighs

A moment alone ~* Thoughts of her love, being home soon *~ Her pent up release ~* now resonates amidst sighs *~ Fulfilment reaches it's heights http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-14.php


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My Valentine Gift

<                                       bright future awaits
                                   mind terrible thing to waste
                                           scholastic ready
                                      unveiling hidden bounty
                                   scholarship's highest honor 




Entry For
Andrea Dietrich's
Tanka Your Valentine Contest
G.L. All


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Flight


_________________________

she always sings love
each morning as the spring sun
warms her gracious heart

above the hills soft shadow
her destiny soars beyond.........

_________________________

Contest

"Wow me in 5 lines"

Poet ~ Rick Parise


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Recalling

She encased my heart
Her eyes elated my soul.
Lips so sensual
Encapsulated beauty
Forever my mind recalls.


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Affection 2K13

'Tis therein embrace
where sighing and warmth occurs,
kisses ensue most properly
as inclined subjects board their
ships of affection due love.


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Stem of Growth

Taken by she, held Stem of growth fuelled to full Encapsulated Lusting combustion ignites They, loves explosion anoints .


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My Valentine Gift

Flowers and candy? I can do better than that! For this special day, this thing can make your heart sing: How about a diamond ring?


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INTUITION

Your sight excites me
The thought of you imagines
That joy is waiting
In your presence I can be
Existentially content


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THE ROSE YOU HOLD

The rose you hold
from me to you--
with one fleeting kiss
the world I knew gone
left nothing but you

For Queenvi Ang Manlangit


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the demur of lovers

the demur of lovers
hope is courage born. feelings of anguish may form. love excites the mind. passion forms to bind in time. faithfully, intimacy fulfills. _________________________| PENNED ON AUGUST 25, 2014!


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My Valentine Gift

(A Gift for life)

Alas a poor man
a material bounty
I cannot afford
unless the gift you except
one of my undying love.

 


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tanka in the still night contest

in the still of night when the room is very cold only sound your breaths the thought enters my silence how strange it would be alone
Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan Contest: Tanka


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flavor of springtiime



flavor of springtime
minty as June's wildflower
love's petal dispersed---
alone in the city park
I long for your smooth caress



Contest of Alfred Vassalo
Just One Tanka
29th Aug 2014


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Sultry

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summer night starlight 
sings love along the shoreline      
peaceful waves christen 
as poetic words flutter 
and spark our spirits to flight... 



~~~
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Contest ~ "Tanka You"

Date ~ July 11, 2011


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TRUE FEELINGS

I write these few lines
to express my true feelings,
when moonlight fades out,
I long for warmth in your arms
as sleep eludes me at night.


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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 .


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Stealthy love

One tanka ~~ on theme ~~love note~~5/7/5/7/7


Stealthy love is
Like cactus in desert
Thriving for dry air,
Grows up tempestuously
A ghost eluding touch.


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I melt away


cast upon my heart your name and face imprinted cast upon my lips your kisses, sweet and sultry I melt away into you


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A Pond, A Distance

A pond, a distance
England carries her beyond
I failed my mission
To grasp her arm for my heart
Her beauty compares to none

Russell Sivey

12/26/2011


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Spread the Light

Fly to strange land.
Carrying torch within hands.
Live love in your heart.
Spread the message of love.
Be the light to everyone.


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Proposal

Lovingly, I ask
If you will give me your hand
Let us unite, One
My wife and I your husband
For all eternity, Life


Rosalyn
Posted 10/14/2012
Contest by SandyIvy Davis
Love & Marriage


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Gifted Were Life and Love 2K13

Indeed the very
word grand shall sum up two gifts,
each life and love were
gifted the very moments to
those fortunate upon birth.


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Rapture

drifting past the isle
on sapphire seas like warm silk 
my heart dreams of you
moonfaced in rapture roiling
your nether world edged onyx

part the limbs of land
breech the shores of lunar orbs
rest the lance dear one
upon the sole opal pearl
climax with earthly delight


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Balcony I Glimpse

On opening eyes Looking, balcony I glimpse Inverted by sight Viewing naked silhouette Emerge do I, excited .


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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine gift Is a simple card I made Simple thoughts I write Comes from the ink of my blood Words are painted in your heart. February 7, 2012


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My Moonlight Dream

Illuminated
His face glows silvery-blue
And now, he smiles
His black hair waves in the wind
But I know he is not mine

I've been enlightened
As my face glows with pleasure
And now, I can smile
My blonde hair waves in the wind
For my dream came true tonight


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My Pink Girl

You are my pink girl One that I miss so badly That one special pearl Hold me like you are frozen In need of love, temptation A heart beating pink Flowing the fluid of life Resembling that stone Pearl essence so very grand A piece desired by many… But wants only me
Russell Sivey


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Moonstruck Butterfly

The moon shines brightly,
Gleaming on the still water.
A butterfly comes,
Kissing the mirrored moonlight
Before taking flight skyward.


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ILU-2

I LU

To love and make love
under, we build skies that don’t
pour or scald. Our seas
don’t wet, sands need no blanket.
Long live, surreally real love!

@18 jun 13
Form: Tanka
For Skat's contest.


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Swinging On A Star

On a pedestal
High in the galaxies space
Your love is still bound
Warm arms of loving embrace
My life with “YOU” never ends.

Juanita Warden


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This last autumn leaf

This last autumn leaf
Without resistance it falls.
Then drifting gently,
It lands it's golden form
upon her soft, smiling face.


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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 .


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Just a kiss

Red roses and cards
Diamond inside the box
Dinner dates for two
Candle lights and wine for us
Perfect valentines, I guess?

A violin plays
Let’s start the dance of our hearts
And kiss me softly,
Let me feel your warm embrace,
I can feel your emotion

Just a kiss from you
Is a perfect gift I have?
Sweet like a cherry
Sweeter than the rain that falls
Stronger than the sunrise



Written By: Cheryl Aldea
Date : February 7, 2012


TWO TO FIFTEEN any form/theme max 15 lines
Sponsored By : Brian Strand


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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


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Unspoken Words

With each falling leaf a memory pierce my heart in Autumn's glory magical love lay untouched enchantment only a dream Her eyes stared endless as if to captivate mine in one brief moment she turned in poetic steps soft with the breeze, then vanished _____________________________ A Linda-Marie Contest Poet - Rick parise <\center>


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Claire's Love in Hell

Claire's hellish romance
Blissful with glittering scars,
Her quaint lover mugged
Her docility, bridling
Her marriage with sweet sorrows


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drowning in your eyes

drowning in your eyes
I no longer crave the shore
for immersed am I
folded within your two limbs
anchored in moonlight desire


*Moonlight Pond


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Unchained

Unchained

with hushed heated breath
I wait  shadowed by the moon
for Spring's last thunder
so that we may crash as one
eyes to eyes each chain broken.


~deborah burch©
4/09/2012


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COOL VALENTINE

COOL VALENTINE

valentine you rock
you be a real cool tattoo
got the hots for you
let’s get it on damn fine soon
sip corona    shoot the moon



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Endless Moonlit Sky

Under the moon's light
Your beautiful crimson hair
Tonight looks so bright
Brighter than anyone else
You shine brighter than the sun.

Huge big blue night sky
I follow you until death
Endless is my quest
The moon is hidden by clouds
Far away is the moonlight.


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Swinging on a Star

Special treat today My heart on sleeve gathers love Favorite air ride Balloon flies high into sky “Balloon Ride” for my Emma
Russell Sivey Entrant into Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.'s ""SWINGING ON A STAR"" contest 7/27/2012


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Soft Peony Clouds

soft peony clouds
ensconced with wet petals
drops of liquid sun
pools in earthly hollows
reflect sky and earth as one



(June 19, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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Near Widow

the woman with threadbare clothes
takes out the wedding dress
that was never worn--
she still waits for a soldier
after all these years


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You kiss me

You kiss me softly Under the moon light and stars Your lips upon mine With gentle touch of your hands Your arms wrapped me with your love Written By: Cheryl Aldea Date: April 11, 2012 1-6 lines Romance and Love Contest (Russel Sivey)


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Whilst Gentle Sighs Echo

With thine hands I touch ~
Gentle sighs echo within,
whilst crimson lips touch ~
Unconventional writhes quake,
amidst satin sheets are we ~
 










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-16.ph


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In Welcomed Glance

Touching, he teases ~@~
stretched out, she arches her back
breasts in statement lure ~@~
torso of man in readied pose
eyes of two in welcomed glance ~@~









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-19.php


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Hope

holding on to this
the one thing that i have
is this one picture
of my number one soldier
in hopes that I'll see him again


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fogive and forget dont work

forgive and forget,
is what a dear friend has said,
but i am afraid,
it's only an old saying
and in this case dosen't work.



-to logan. thank you anyway.


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Courtship Of The Butterflies

we danced among fields
feeling as free as the wind
I am enraptured
your floral bouquet lingers
your sweet nectar, I still taste


TLH  ©  05-31-2012

Lets Pass A Tanka Love Note Contest


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Give me more of you

Give me more of you give me all like a flower my butterfly mind fluttering for you honey so unfurl all the petals. © kashinath karmakar (21st June 2011) =============00==============


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Baby I Love You

My youths dream of night The rain drops on thirsty soul The light from heaven The language of my future Baby I love you so much.


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The hidden face

**************************** At the beginning Only laughter and sweet smiles Then shows the true side That of a selfish ego Living only for one self ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Not caring for others Not even for better halves Gratification Becomes known only as lust Love is only desire!


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A moonlight's dream

There, by the moonlight
Me and my dark knight do dance
My dress is silver
The same colour as moonbeam
Tonight I am lost in love

The night will end soon
I lament when my knight leaves
Will he come again?
I rest my heart on patience
Till I shall be in his arms



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She Set Me Free

May I now feel free
No other way out of it
My ball and chain gone
I have a true life again
None to tell me otherwise

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Brian Strand’s “Two to Fourteen “ contest


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Fruit of Knowledge

I would close my eyes
To feel life but go unseen
Seek my missing heart
Gone from when my sleep left me
He was my heaven on earth


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First Love

                                              Young naivete    
                                      Believed love was forever
                                         Dreams of the future 
                                     Burst by heartless rejection  
                                            Callous immaturity  

                                         First love's harsh demise -
                                        A true blessing in disguise
                                           Revealed by hindsight





Kim Merryman 10/6/11
for Russell Sivey's Relationship Breakups contest




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Autumn Wish

Let not your love fall
Like a gold leaf of autumn
Frolicking then bye
As drifted by the water
In the river of no end


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rigor mortis - tanka

my death is so slow!...
its footsteps mark my seconds,
its breath veils my heart...
behold, with its frozen eyes
has touched the words between us...


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Love Note

Softly you kiss me
stirring I awake to you
safe in the knowledge
that here, in your arms I rest
passionate love overwhelms me

contest: one tanya - theme- love note  written 06/14/2013


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Crimson Hearts

Golden hair playing Dancing in yellow sunshine Filling orange streets Joyous laughter in the air Crimson hearts beat of great love
Russell Sivey Entrant into Tracie ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver's "...Paint the world..." contest 7/23/2012


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Ye Judges

Come faced with a choice
A decision that was made
Be only one Judge
He gives the final answer
Final review is the works


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Solitary She

Captured to undress
my woman in pose to delight
adventurous roam
self lusting heave, now released
my eyes now pleasured, she sighs








http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-19.php


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Three Gifts

I asked Santa Claus
for three gifts in my stocking,
for health, wealth and love.
He left enigmatic note
inside a pretty ornament.

Herein find your key
to opening wanted gifts
of wealth, health and love.
Love is in your heart to share.
Share and love will come to you.

You were born with health.
Following the good health rules
strictly up to you.
Now with love and health assured
you have your wealth… signed Santa


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My Valentine gift


Gift of a  ‘LOVE  YOU’ 
Never before so heartfelt
To my wife so sweet
Love to the one who is now
My inseparable part.


04 feb 2012
For Andrea’s Tanka your Valentine gift contest







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With The Naked Eye

man gives a woman
a kiss and a once-over
without his glasses.
he kisses her again and 
says, "i love you as you are."


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esperance

All invulnerable
negated in less than one
hour (no matter,

for there alone belongs my
hope, eternal, my promise)


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Struck By Love 2K13

Struck not by bullets
of led, but by projectiles
consisting of love,
An honest love which stills this
Heart if only a second.


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Her Hungering Demands

She, in natures bloom Pulsating lips now craving Hungering demands I to thee in loving call Creativity of two .


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My Valentine Gift

Upon nature's land
With a lifetime of focus
The lens captures time
My gift, love forever spanned,
With a camera…name brand

© February 6, 2011


Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  TANKA YOUR VALENTINE GIFT Sponsored by: 
Andrea Dietrich


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My Valentine Gift

She blushes in awe
From the perfect loving gift
Lighting up her eyes
Sight of the sexy symbol
Love within the burning heart

Entrant into Andrea Dietrich's "Tanka Your Valentine Gift" contest

*repost


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Midsummer Love

our midsummer love
once innocent in springtime
has survived stormclouds
summer's thunder and lightning
will strengthen us come autumn

First place in any form 12 Max contest


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Traipsing In Tranquility

_ __ Auburn fields of wheat flow distant to greet soft hills white clouds hang above lone, I float through the soft breeze as the brilliant sun spills warmth __ _ A Susan Burch Contest


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Jasmine Candles Glow

Showered, pores open Soft lighting awaits her lay Jasmine candles glow Tanned torso soon to glisten Naked I, massage employed .


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The soul that lies within

Mine lonely tears fell,
into that sea of sadness.
The sea in which I've drowned.
till the day I saw thine eyes,
and the soul that lies within.


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My Valentine Gift

One bonding moment… Vow to a marital tie Let them see and hear The most precious gift of all… A date for better or worse.


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Teasing Tankas

Before my eyes blink
In rays of a waking day
I can see you smile
As my arms gently embrace
Another night spent with you.

My lips can still taste
The passion found in your heart
Relighting embers
Of my own sensual hunger
As I move into your kiss

I know your essence
The scent of your love lingers
From my dreams each night
My hand reaches the pillow
But you are no longer there.





Form: Tanka


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A Love Note

Please be by my side. My love for you I can’t hide. To get you, I tried. What I have is bona fide. For too long now, I’m denied.


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A Team

That’s love and marriage. Frank Sinatra’s words ring true. A team-you and me. We’re like a horse and carriage. Going together always.


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Swinging on a Star

Up above the sky splendid magic of stars moon dances tonight My precious love for my "love" sent by angels with a hug. Swinging on a Star - Contest Cheryl Aldea July 30, 2012


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mature thoughts

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 Jan 25 2012 Charles Henderson


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My Valentine Gift

I've extracted all the love in my heart
and all the kisses on my lips at the moment 
I'm trying to be careful not to be careless
Course these is love affair
Please do not refuse it

CONTEST: Tanka ''My Valentine Gift''


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Sweet eternity

These cruel sands of time ...
how they try to torment so.
And yet this true love,
It patiently defies them.
Into sweet eternity.


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Summer Night Delight

the crickets singing
an hallelujah chorus
under the full moon
   my heart now bursting with love
   since you said you love me too


7/12/11


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mourning no loss

I weep not for you
I cry not for a failed hope,
a dream discarded,
but only sigh and lay these
small words at the feet of time.


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My Crush

i love when you smile
your true presence makes my day
i love when you laugh
your sense of humor is great
do u know your my crush?


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MONARCH


You were a monarch bright and dark, a far drifter finding my warm neck crushing bluebells under me fall came, cold and migration


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Three Words

Three words can fill me. Three words can repair my heart. Sweet and powerful Leaves me breathless, makes me whole, That's when you say, I love you.


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Profile of Beauty

her hair, tied to style
porcelain shoulders 
my eyes in witness
shapes of woman delight I
profile of beauty abounds









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-18.php


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elemental skyzophren - tanka suite

i am the gray stone
waiting in empty deserts
for blooming roses...
patience grows inside of me
as i search the skies old paths...

i am the dew drop
vanishing in the sun's love
into nothingness...
i was granted safe passage
into the river of life...

i am the wild flame
burning in the night's darkness
the dreams of the lost...
roads of pain and happiness
unfold to me together...

i am the warm wind
caressing the scent of trees
blossomed untimely...
i carry towards heavens
the thoughts remained unspoken...

i am your twin soul
giving myself completely
to your loving hands...
when death will veil my footsteps
you'll remain my heart keeper...


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The Lonely Ace of Hearts

Dedication to my first and last love, Lance Ewens, 1979-2006

She's remembering
The day that she fell for him
It was in Autumn
When she first transfixed her eyes
Upon the most gorgeous face
That she'd ever seen
He smiled at her with a charm
That glistened so bright
It melted her heart like snow
They became friends instantly
Their friendship would grow
And thus, blossom into love
They spent every day 
With each other mirthfully
Until that last fateful night
A bitter, rough wind
Stole her one true love away
Her heart always breaks
When she holds the ace of hearts
It remains a painful token
Of the love that she once had


Dawn Kilby 
Copyright ©2008  Dawn Kilby


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verite

I can not call you
the one I have wished for or
the girl of my dreams...

for no wish, none of my dreams
was ever so beautiful


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Two

In hot days, cool nights
summer recalls the fracture
of this heart from yours.

Twice over, can healing be
forgetting, or forgiveness?


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Love Note

Just a note to file 
within your delicate heart
you were always there
softly remembering days
of sorrow and golden light


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Heart

pulsating rhythms

carrier of the hidden

invisible hearts desires

mover of life's breath

possessor of one's longings.

 

 

(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

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


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Attention

Message to the class
Sometimes the words come real fast
At times they be slow
Forever though I will row
To the Master’s house I go 


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A Man I'd Love To Have Met

when I look, I see
the eyes of a thoughtful soul
a family man
an aura of kindness shines
a man I'd love to have met









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/lorena.php



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Morning Star


Sunlight lives in you.
Awakened by a dawning love,
your eyes shine gold.
When peaceful night turns to morn, 
the stars dream on your shoulders.


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Sweet sweet serenity

Her pure, gentle soul,
It beckons me to her side.
With dark brown eyes,
That pull me into a world,
of sweet, sweet serenity.


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alone revised - Contest

I smell the fragrance 
of your body close to mine 
the flower of my love 
now you are alone 
for one last journey 


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A girl of my choice

A girl of my choice
Is all I am looking for
But I can’t find one
Like the endangered pandas
In this beautiful big world 


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Ye Stay On Track

As the earth swings back
Brothers I say stay on track
Follow Master’s Plan
Sisters don’t let man change you
For they all should worship you


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mirror

Unable to pen
but one line to devotion,
I am left to find
inspiration only in
this, my striking lack thereof


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An Aura Within a Smile

with her hair tied back
in radiant look
an aura within a smile
this senorita captures
beautiful she is, always









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/lorena.php


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I Won't Cry



So you don’t love me,
I won’t cry, these are not tears.
So you don’t love me,
You  took your pleasure at will 
Laugh, it really meant nothing.





This is my first go at this form..suggestions?


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Conjured Chills

You now bring to me
Dozen roses and a smile
Sweetly you caress
My neck that you rub softly
Sending goose bumps all over

Russell Sivey


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Love Not Returned

Unrequited love
Love not returned the same way
My intensity
Not felt by your tender heart
Love is something you don’t know


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can't fogive

i do not want to,
nor, never will fogive him,
for he has hurt me
and i just can't forgive him,
for what he has done to me


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Summer's Dance

A stolen moment  
held in a kindled embrace
our eyes chased the night
as the band played Sea of Love
summer's dance over too soon

lingering moments
in an amorous embrace
our eyes seek the dawn
as the band plays You and I
dance partners for all seasons


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Second Place in Susan Burch's Little Viewed Jewels contest


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Moonlight Desires

Seeing thru shadows
Clouds cascade this misty view
Hovering down low
Circular shape so divine
Serenity clasps our heart

Desires captured deep
 Here with my love forever
Moonlight of dreams
Secures our sweet nights passion,
Our silhouettes interweaved.


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Love in Leaves

So deeply in love,
Wondering what we will be,
   Leaves swarm around us,
     Standing under an oak tree,
   We love in the autum leaves.


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A Great Bond

Though we may argue And tears seem to have fallen We have a great bond One that is special and true A spiritual, tender love
Russell Sivey


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For My Valentine

You are my lover
I am enamored with you
I have so much joy
Brought by your sweet tender hand
My love, you’re greater than Earth

You hold my heart true
All smiles are warm thoughts of you
You are my one love
My valentine, you’re for me
You are everything to me

Russell Sivey

Entrant into frank herrera's "My Valentine Poem to You." contest

1/18/2012


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On a Small Boat

On small, little boat Some water leaking inside The pond free of mist I wait for just her to come With her joyful tenderness I watch with both eyes Looking near edge of the pond She appears smiling Dressed in some old ragged clothes But beautiful in my eyes I reach shallow shore Help her in the tiny boat Off we go forward To leave the life we once knew Behind us, to live ahead For all of our lives We finally go onward Our boat moves on down Peaceful life to live beyond Two hearts in love, unison
Russell Sivey


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What You Don't Want

What you do not want
another craves ardently
what you do not need
another is obsessed by
Life's ironic tragedies

What you don't want, free
why prolong the agony
if not satisfied
Another dies for a taste
Another longs for a touch

Please make up your mind
Love her well or let her be
Kiss her lips AND soul
superlative love must be
or it is not love at all

Eileen



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Asping to Taste

Sassy smiles allure ~*~
her heaving undulations
in responsive glee ~*~
warm chocolate adorns she
asping I am in content ~*~










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-17.php


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My Special One

With her wind-blown hair And an aura about her She slips on outside To awaken me with lips Pleasantly on my warm neck Her eyes sparkled out Deeply gazing into mine She’s my special one We stand, embrace together Holding close for a lifetime
Russell Sivey


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Enough To Share by Ron Porter

Love is elusive,

true devotion hard to find.

If you are running short

I will give you some of mine.

I've enough to share...


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Best

I lie awake here,
Thinking of past wrongdoings,
And wish I had known.
Knew that you would deserve more,
That I'd be the best, for you.


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Swinging on a Star

The night sky grows dark.
Only stars illuminate.
“Twinkle” lights the sky.
So brightly that all can see.
 Your eyes “Twinkle” lovingly.
~Karen Cummings


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My Valentines Gift

Pale yellow for you Satin sheets of that colour Between them with you My gift of love to be there Together as one forever


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Azure Blue Allure

Azure blue allure
As I look into his eyes
Saltire proud is he
Highlands, the Glens, I go
Alba he resides, my love







http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-17.php


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About time

About time you show up 

About time you help out 

About time you comfort me 

About time you decide to step up

About time you realized 

About time i that i left 

About time you felt lost 

Because with out me 

Your not everything you say

I was your world, and you weren't mine 

So listen now and hear out loud 

I miss you, but i never knew you 

This me telling you 

Now its time 

To go on your own 

While i go on my own.......


- samip mehta 


for those you cant say good bye...


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Tanka 04, no title forTanka - sub: Winter


Lightning blinds minds eyes.
Thunder defens my lone heart
Static charged my pride.
Pouring rain drenched my sorrow
Cold dark winter dampens love.


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Unrequited

A love so special
A love so fresh and so new
Wonderful feeling
That I have for only you
My love is unrequited


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OLD - PAST- OVER (triple Tanka)

OLD – PAST – OVER  (triple Tanka)

i love those old tunes
played on my old victrola
there’s a needle scratch
but I don’t care    it’s times past
all those carefree days that passed

laying by the hour
listening to a simple tune
over and over
dreaming of my comely lass
who’s whispering “i love you”

drigo’s serenade
and by mischa elman played
over and over
i dread this moment’s end
old days    old loves    over


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Pen of Loneliness

My heart beats for love
But the pen’s my loneliness
Writing down the words
Painful words put on the walls
Of my aching heart of love

Russell Sivey


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Sun Mounts Horizon

sun mounts horizon

morning makes love to new day

pinks blend with yellows

kiss of night soon forgotten

distant like a memory




(June 2nd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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Forever Expanded

Each cool summer breeze
Sets the stage for something hot
Like loves engagement

Fun in the sun crazed
Develops such great delight
Each bright new day’s hour
Enlightens freedoms desires
Each night awakening fires

Summer flows ever quickly
Like fleeting poetry lines
Memories linger longer
Forever expanded


written by
Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S. 
Contest Name "FUN & FROLIC" (3 FORMS) 


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MY VALENTINE GIFT

It's priceless as gold,
look inside: feel its heartbeat;
hear what it tells you,
" Love me today, I'll be yours...
even when your beauty ends. "


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The Sweet Return

Children once played here.
Screaming laughter in the yard.
When will they come back?
A mother can only yearn.
For the day of sweet return.


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R.I.P. Mikey

You were my first love,
but the soul in you is gone,
Rest in peace my friend,
Everyone misses you,
we all want you back dearly.


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Passion Runs Through Us

I see you coming
And my senses burst forward
I secure your waist
With my two arms so softly
And you get closer to me

Our eyes meet with love
Special warmth that burns within
We kiss with passion
Our toes curl with excitement
We explore each other’s heart

Slowly we lie down
Getting ready for pure love
Holding each other
We softly became unclothed
Sensuously passionate

Our love heard around
We are perfect together
Our loud cries of supreme joy
And our love making complete
Something sensuous within

Russell Sivey

Entrant into nette onclaud's "Soft Sensuality" contest


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Ecstasy

In her black
tresses,
The lapis lazuli
lass
Lent her aroma
To her earthy
beloved.
Then she cried in
ecstasy.


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Forever

your eyes show the sky
I see the twinkle of stars
I know them so well
A bouquet of white roses
Are in your hand as we kiss







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SWINGING ON A STAR


The ward was quiet Eyes like comets blazed regrets Dad clutched my last gift knowing I would soon stargaze “wishing” he was still earthbound
By Cyndi MacMillan, for Linda-Marie's Contest, July 26, 2012 *I ‘bought’ my father a star just 4 days before he died on Christmas Eve. Star Number 010-240 with the celestial address of 22 hrs 02 min 24.28 sec and declination of +79° 50’36.30” Epoch 2000 in the constellation Cepheus shall henceforth be known by the name The Gordon Wishing Star. The following I chose to be on the certificate: My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars, Where stands a wingèd sentry All skilful in the wars: There, above noise and danger Sweet Peace sits crown'd with smiles And One, born in a manger Commands the beauteous files. Peace By Henry Vaughan, 1622-1695


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your breath on my ear

your breath
touching the hollow 
of my ear
I too am ready
for other things


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Swinging On A Star

I swung all night long
I broke the rocks for a "Spark"
A present it was
Not for I, but for her hair
Lost now, but found tomorrow




John Monteblanco


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Their First Caress

two love hearts beating
intrepidness so abounds
kissing to caress
dishevelled clothes now adrift
excitement in touch, delights










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-18.php


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Chat

Baby chat with me
Will you know my life-story?
Do you want to be
An important part of it?
You can make my life complete


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A dead love

God knows what she wants!
She just sets my soul afire
To burn my inside!
Is it because my love died
On the way to her heart’s home!


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BREAKING UP

apart again
crestfallen within
my longing persists-
we dis-engage
into parallel lives


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Magnetics Overcome Mind

Attraction defined

No simple explanation

What it is, it is...

Gravitational refuge

Magnetics overcome mind.

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Sweet Thrills

My lips parted ways
As her bazooms touched my chest,
this unusual state
is killing and intriguing,
cold sweat drops, as sweet thrills move.



Olusegun Arowolo
04/11/12
Contest:'1-6 lines of Romance&Love' Sponsored by Russel Sivey


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Summer



_

My heart, hushed, clouded 
had she not loved perfect love
in crisp purity
with graceful snowflakes dancing
o how the silent freeze burns 
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Prayers, Like Kisses

prayers, like kisses
can only mean something good
because when one prays
to the good Lord up above
He warms you heart and spirit


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Through the Reflection

Through the refection I see no love like your love I am now alone For you have left Earth surely I desire your heart on me You brought many smiles To my lonely, languid face I cry tears right now My reflection holds not you For you are not here with me
Russell Sivey


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Sensual Fallen Angels

The blonde and the black
porcelain skin in unite
rhythmically they ~*~
entwine through their passion
curvaceous captures abound










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-17.php


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Bliss Below the Lunar Beam

below the moonlight
ripples gently radiate
two in love now share
captured by the lunar beam
enrichment to future bliss








http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-18.php


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Blind Lovers

Though they are both blind,
bodies close tight,lips apart
deep kisses lingered,
They can feel each others breath;
Lost in the world of darkness.


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VIEW OF FLUSHING MEADOW PARK

A huge hemisphere,
a lake two and half miles long,
many shady trees,
cars on Grand Central Parkway...
happy kids on swings and slides.


It's very quite here,
people walking and chatting
in the greenest park,
they're safe even after dark...
it's the perfect haven! 


Nighttime seems daytime
when lights shine on all faces
watching a play, or
listening to pop or rock...
what a view from my window!


Written by Andrew Crisci
9/14/2011


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All Hallows Eve

And here are the trees Spooky silver tendrils flow With webs all throughout Tangling with the branches there Where screams of fears carry on A pumpkin farmer Harvests his crop to share it The neighbors love him For his pumpkins make perfect Jack-O-Lanterns for the night And the skeletons Of the yard just lay alone Fear is their approach To life, a great interlude Shining brightly in moonlight The scarecrow scares none None of the crows that fly there Nothing frightens them But a man and his rifle Then they will leave fearfully The bats in the air Stay atop of our large tree Waiting for children To cross their paths, and scare them They fear the cats however These black cats prowl The dark night, causing great fear To the passersby The superstition reigns high And scares most people at night Ghosts do fly around The undead love to see them They play all throughout The haunted house, imposing Fear to all those kids nearby Spiders are a stay This fearful time of the year They spin their white webs Scare anyone unprepared Feelings of dire pain is near Witches play their part In the cauldron of great fear Their cackling supreme Crawls down your spine when she’s near And her skin creates disgust All these great creatures Of the darkness in the night Do bring emotion Whether fear or elation Halloween sparks interest
Russell Sivey


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My Valentine Gift - 1st one

She blushes in awe
Desiring nothing more than
To accept my gift
That of which I humbly give
My heart, of love, beating true

Russell Sivey

Original thought for an entry into Andrea Dietrich's contest. Made another poem to enter into contest! This ones good, just wanted a better one for contest!


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Out of my Heart

Amazing thing is
The love built for another
Is so slowly gone
I don’t have any more pain
For she is out of my heart

Russell Sivey


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I Wish

Desperately wish
That I could feel the same way
But I simply don't
And that hurts you so badly
Forget me, and find true love.


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Where Love Never Lived

Look at me, my love
See the way that I love you
Open up your heart
For my love belongs inside
Where love never lived before


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Partner in Rhyme(tanka 6-8-6-8-8)

Your rhythms help me rhyme
You’re my friend and partner in crime….
I want you all the time
to dine on your cooking sublime
being with you makes my gong chime


By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Unification

outstretched, her moan paused
tighter her shapes in capture
silken ropes more taught
excitement arises I
unification now met










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-18.php


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Gravity

Although unaware,
I was held and realized
the joy of the ground.

Spinning world, we won't falter
here, in more than a theory.


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Moonlit Pond

Shall I take you down
amongst the reeds of the pond
to watch the moonlight
illuminate your essence
so that I might bathe in it.


TLH  ©  05-30-2012


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Being the Wind

I’m like the breeze, to
Influence motion in trees
I sail boats along
I blow my way in her hair
Bringing a smile to her face

I massage her neck
With my great miracle force
She folds her arms tight
And watches as I blow on
Moving through the fields of grass

Russell Sivey


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Inside My Heart

Omdofr zu jrsty

Zu apbr gpt upi aobrd
Gptrbrt omdofr zu jrsty
O jpaf upi wioyr vapdr
Vapdrt yjsm smu grraomh
Yjsy vpiaf qrmrytsyr zu dpia

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Matt Caliri's "New Language" contest

1/24/2012

Interpretation Below:
Don't look unless absolutely stumped!





























































Inside my heart

My love for you lives
Forever inside my heart
I hold you quite close
Closer than any feeling
That could penetrate my soul

Russell Sivey


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Fun and Frolic

I love you she said
Can we do it again dear
No, I have to rest

But it was so fun
And we’re out in the sun
But I am burning my bum
And my playful parts are numb
Let me just rest some

Well you sent me for a loop
Ms. “The Sweetheart of P. Soup”
And I hope this poem will scoop
This poetry troop

Written by Mike Dailey 5/21/11
For the Linda-Marie (The Sweetheart of P. S.) contest
	Fun and Frolic

Senryu 5-7-5
Tanka 5-7-7-7-5
Dodoitsu  7-7-7-5


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Love is like a tree

Love is like a tree
That needs nurture and care
From the ones we love.

Deep inside go love-tree’s roots –
In all seasons it bears fruits!


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In the Wind

The sheer of the wind Fierce the flowing, I don’t know I’ll meet you inside The window shows you coming Maybe, it’ll be alright babe We greet at the door Open arms to meet again The wind blows by us Telling tales of our long past Hearts that beat in unison
Russell Sivey


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Quick Second

Just a quick second Can you give me a moment I need to think why Why my love’s being questioned For it’s everything I have
Russell Sivey


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Swing On A Star

"Baby" star was born Same day as you were conceived Child truly wanted_loved "Baby" gone before had chance Light years away you live on
Written by: Sara Kendrick July 30, 2012 Name: Linda-Marie Contest: Swing On A Star Click on "About This Poem"


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Beautiful Noise

The birds are chirping A brook is gurgling nearby Plenty of Spring sounds Beautiful noise surrounds me All this lovesick one can bear
Russell Sivey Entrant into Chris D. Aechtner's "Many Of The Reasons Behind It All - Let The Masks Fall" contest 3/18/2012


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Forgive Me

There is no denying
You are my one and only love
Please come back to me
Happiness can still be ours
I will not let my jealousy
Destroy what we have together
Please say you will forgive me 


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Whole Many Tenfold

She holds me so close I can feel her heart beating Every breath is ours For we share our lives as one We are complete, unified Labor is lessened By sharing our great burdens Our love has increased By a whole many tenfold Our lives have grown very close
Entrant into Black Eyed Susan's "Any poem under 14 lines within the last 3 months NOT entered in a contest" contest 10/1/2012


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The Kiss

Your succulent lips Ripen like delicious peach Reach'd for mine tonight And under the bright moonlight You gave me eagerly a kiss.


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Love

Building castles of love All the way high to the sky I fly past the clouds And reach far beyond the stars Each time I think of your love.


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never healing wounds

Could it be heart brake
Which gags this young girls soul
Never casing pain
Shoved in her face everyday
That aids this wound  which must stay


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SEPTEMBER TANKA AND HAIKU

a sail on the lake
and the breeze has just come up
how soon it is gone
	
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give a parting kiss
lest your love be lost to you
each last moment new

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in your company
I will never be lonely
but should you leave me
the sweet perfume of your skin
will linger    linger    linger

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one and one make two
yet    as I think about us
one and one are? … one

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dead letters cry out
i’ve lifted the time worn lid
my family box

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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine Gift - Tanka I give you my heart What better gift than that It’s not my Hollywood mansion Or an Italian Maserati to surprise But my heart, my love, my eyes My shot at a Tanka for Andrea Dietrich’s Tanka Your Valentine Gift Poetry Contest 2/6/2012


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Dreamlike World

In this dreamlike world You float where the wind takes you Your hair blows with you Flowing with the dreams desire Love is always present here
Russell Sivey


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Star Light

Glowing light delights Onlookers from far below Twinkling sparkling star Born above to invite all Observers to see new "Baby"
Inspired by Linda-Marie's contest Not an entry....


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Never the Moribund Monarch...

To capture beauty,
is to go to sleep with black,
red, and gold powder
from butterfly wings aloft
on your mind... not on your hands~


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Showing These People

All will receive sight
Unveiling want they don’t want known
Truly you have choice
His voice speaks to and thru you
Not let them you tell He false


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Birds and Bees

Bluebirds have returned
Back again bees are buzzin'
A warm sun above
Spring is here, all things are right...
Holding hands and still in love


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Universal Kiss

Universal kiss

Blend planets and stars as one

Distant nebulae

Embrace me with all of you

Combine planetary minds.

 

(January 20, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Quiet Love

the curve of your lips
gentle and rose petal pink
smile like you love me
hand on my arm tenderly
rest your head on my shoulder


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Your Beauty

Full of real beauty
You remove any notions
Of faults within you
By showing your inner glow
And having a face I love

Russell Sivey


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Roadside Utilities

Each time was done fall
A rest stop to listen to
Almighty the One
Providing you sustenance
Direction are then made clear


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Please Remember Me

Please remember, Please remember
Please remember Our Time together.
This time was yours and Mine
And We were wild and Free.


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Peaceful Security

Security comes;
peaceful notions give comfort.
God still leads the way.

Blessed union brings us close;
our love continues to grow.



Liz Anderson


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my love

the love of my life,
Forever and a light year,
before me he stands,
then gone without a notice,
never agin to see him,
but i still love thee.


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Swinging on a Star

Bright as a “nova” you have always been to me You shine so brightly Wear this star around your neck It will remind me of you. Robert Pettit


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Out of Reach

And how we laugh and
How we smile
And how this world was
Yours and mine.
And how no dream, was out of reach.


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Sensuous

It was sight of you
Hearing love calling me in
Your scent was pleasant
I took a taste of your ears
And died by your tender touch

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Debbie Guzzi's "Come to Your Senses" contest

1/9/2012


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My Valentine Story

The gate was open
We came into each other
I gave her my heart
She desired to give me hers
We then exchanged vows of love…

My Valentine Story

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Olajide Adelana's "Story of Valentine" contest

1/24/2012


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Until We Meet Again (Tanka)

Sweetly scented dreams
Now, caste upon breath of wind
Pleasant reminders
of the blessed life we have shared
My dear prince -- love has no bounds








Tanka
A Japanese poem of five lines, measured in units of 5-7-5-7-7 the first and third 
composed of five syllables and the others seven.  


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Reflection

Hear me scream my dove,
as past did you this brown door
 
Oh cast your eyes calm
at this reflection seized still;

these steps do lead, to my heart


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future love

From the moment when,
I saw the future coming,
I thought of only you and
how i love you truly so,
forever and toghther.


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Can You

Can you shake the feeling?


Can you deal with your own pain?


Can you not criticize me?


For not crying in f--king vein


You’re the one that chose to stay


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Merger of Our Caress

You are my flower
Sting me like a bumble bee
Reaching far within
In front I can clearly see
The merger of our caress

Russell Sivey


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Around the Bend

Step around the bend
Look at what’s going on there
You will see sadness
Two people engaged in harm
Of each other’s broken heart

Russell Sivey


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Gigging

On a moonlit pond Paddle a flat bottom boat Spotlight, Gig ready At last you hear that deep crock I love frog legs for breakfast


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Lover (acrostic-tanka)

Listen from my heart.
Only true affection glows.
Vainness will destroy.
Each one needs a love so true.
Real emotions, not just sex.


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Why I Sleep

I rest peacefully
A bed made for perfection
I sleep gracefully
Holding love in my stomach
I lay infatuated

Russell Sivey


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Five W's and a H

Who?

Dennis is my love
Complex, direct, unrefined
Never been in love

Can I move him, make him mine
Taking his heart in my hands


What?

It is a challenge
Teaching him all about love
He is resisting

Hiding from love, trying hard
Not to fall in love with me


When?

We met in July
Six short months together
Love makes time fly by

He does not really know it
But his eyes, they do show it


Where?

Searching on yahoo
Personal advertisements
Looking for a friend

That is right where I came in
To be his friend and then more


Why?

I looked in his eyes
And I saw the reflection
Myself looking back

I wanted him to be mine
Just mine for all time, all mine


How?

Plans made, my cards played
Arranging to meet him soon
Electricity 

Sparks flew between him and me
The rest will be our history




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Mango

The king of all fruits
Mango is my favorite
Believe it or not
You are like a sweet mango
So don’t let the worms eat you.


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Creek Feeds The River

Creek feeds the river

He seeks to flow to her bed

Inescapably...

Intertwined they mingle

Joined, two become the one.

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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You and Me

I stood by you and you stood by me.
We took each day and made it shine.
We wrote our names acroos the sky,
And I had you, and you had me.


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BEING LOVED IS SWEET

Being loved is sweet,
Feeling affection through touches...
It only lasts a night.
Here's the warmest place of all:
Heart beating for good reasons.


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Tracing the Ornate

I trace the ornate Around edges of your frame I breeze along your Seemingly great opulence Your fine figure is all mine
Russell Sivey


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Love

The girl of my dreams Greater than I'd imagined Best I'll ever have Nothing short of perfection An awesome, godly angel


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When you love

When you love someone,
You give them everything,
You give them yourself,
You don't think of consequence,
You dive right into their love.


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Desire Unfulfilled

Desire unfulfilled

Unrequited thoughts

He longs to see his river

Her lovely, soft curved shores

Alone, He lives without her.

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Awakening


a warrior awakes
full~ hardened at sunrise
love breaks his fasting
young squaw with belly rounded
quickening~ a warrior wakes


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She Is The River

She is the river

He paddles in mystic ways

Slowly, Quietly

Siren current draws him in

He wants to know no other.

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Frozen River Sleeps

Frozen river sleeps

Man's desires go unbidden

Winter turns her face

Icy channels shows no warmth

Feelings not shown, nor given.

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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The Dew-Drops (Tanka)

Touched by wind gently 
Caught in the curve of petal
Dew-drop rolls like  pearls
As soon as kissed by sunrays
Shines like a diamond on velvet.



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Holding On To Autumn

Holding Autumn's hair

Leaves blow lover's dead kisses

Eyes closed to future

Desperate to leave her not

Winter's cruel separation.

 

 

(January 23, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Empty, Unloved, Perfection

Pearls about her neck

White silk drapes upon her breast

Shadowy, sad heart

Soft folds shape a silhouette

Empty, unloved, perfection.

 

(January 20, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Love Secret

Mom, Dad, sit with me
Talk about the bygone days
When your love was new
How have you stayed so in love
I want to understand
You must know the love secret
Oh, please pass it on to me


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Imagine


                                Imagine


                           The fog has settled
                      Fantasy in a white cloak
                           I see your image
                    Teasing, whispering, laughing 
                  Reach out.. ghostly lips on mine


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Limbo

What remains beyond
lingering breaths, the silence
where laughter once lived?

I wait, counting the number
of days since last you kissed me.


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Kiss

The first kiss is best

only time will improve it

love is key for it

we all have a different touch

the first is the most special


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Joshua

This beautiful boy
is, on his tiptoes, a man.
An innocent man
with silver, wrapped gifts of words
hailing the wind, to listen...


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shadorma my lovely

Shadorma about love 

My dearest 
I do remember
Loving you
Forever 
Words were so easy back then 
But I spoke the truth 


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Storm Raging

Summer storm bears down 

Darkness crowds the sky tonight 

Bringing destruction 

                       ~ 

Weeping, I search for our love 

Hidden deep within your rage


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Four

Winter's cold descends
once again; now reminded,
a scent of lost skin...

within what time has distanced,
the dead, the barren, love wakes.


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Love on the Up-Turn

Blame, I do blame her Her derailment of our love We did crash and burn But finally she rose up We brought love on the up-turn
Russell Sivey


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Sharp Love

Tempered be thy heart 

Strengthened in the forge of life 

Love is double edged 

When wielded one must use care 

Not to cut on the back swing 


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Three

Autumn brought me here
among fallen leaves and hopes
to regain my peace,

amidst the impending storms
to find dignity, and you.


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Missing You

Seven days and nights
Love is stronger without you
Each minute goes by
I cannot wait until then
We will love the night away


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Waiting for You in August

It’s not thirst I fear, 
but the way the sun’s course sweeps 
shadows, everything
flows downhill, and how I wait
rooted here without water.



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No Regrets

I felt for the one

i thought that she felt the same

sometimes we are wrong

friendship is the key to life

believe me there aren't regrets


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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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wondering at impossibilities

If I could heal your
failed second chance with two words
(that began with three

in the warmest winter I've
ever known), my love, I would.


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hope you are there

nothing else matters

now is the time to decide

this is the moment

both of us choose eachother

my hope assured forever


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Hope

Permanent hand stamp
in copper, green and silver
letting us back in
to life, to love, in shapes of
luna moth wings, fluttering.


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Where, Indeed?

Where lies your beauty? Is it in your lovely smile? Is it in your youth? I say that it’s deep in you Yet, it’s always seen by all


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Our Autumn Years

Our future ahead 
It can never be foretold 
In our Autumn years 
we will walk hand in hand 
as our fall turns winter 


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soulagement

I crave the release
from the anguish of loving
the joy of my pain

whether by the grace of you
or by sweet sleep, forgetting.


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If Love Is Bought, It's A Mirage

love not agape
only the lonely can see
the truth of the farce --
requited love that's only
real with surrendered assets.


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Life's Love (Tanka)

The love of my life
sweet melody unfurling
serenades the soul

With splendor and happiness
lovingly living life’s love


© Joseph, 5/20/07
© All Rights Reserved


The Japanese Tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of five lines:  
the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five 
syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The pattern is 
5/7/5/7/7.  This one has a touch of alliteration in the last line.


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Attempting Tanka Poem

Mister, my dog love
always rushes to greet me
with wagging tail joy
his body shakes like crazy
you think he will break apart.


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Fools Gold

Love, never to die 
Waits patient as the fools gold, 
Priceless in favour; 
Cloudless eyes blind to behold 
And sacrifice the true self.


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We all know

We have this feeling

we all know it way to well

it eats us inside

we see the person always

but fear has gripped us for good


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The Sower and the Tree


O thee, the sower, 
who’s sowing but not reaping; 
cut the tree? Why not 
tend it, nor, cultivate it 
near the crystal stream of love? 

...that I may bear you, 
the sower, who’s sowing but 
not reaping, next spring 
the sweet fruits, of you and me, 
for the world to see---our arts.


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I'll Still Love Him

Through good times and bad
The greatest love I have had 
If he goes away 
Breaks my loving heart someday 
Even then, I'll still love him


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Time

When time has taken
Its toll and he has grown old
I will still love him
When he no longer can be
The lover he has been to me


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Your Love

Your love can thrill me 
give me lots of delight 
your kisses are like honey! 

For you I am living for 
and I'm yours for eternity! 


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First Night Is Sweet

The first night is sweet
Give and take makes it sweeter
For the vow to last,
Love is the answer, mending…
The differences we cast


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Hark!

Listen, do you hear
The coming of emotions
They’re coming in strong

So strong that they might hurt us
As our lives won’t be the same


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His Grace

Up high upon clouds
The king of this world resides
Looking down on us

Maybe He’s dissatisfied
Yet, He still embraces us

Judges, yet forgives
He is a just, loving God
Sharing precious gifts

We may hurt Him immensely
Yet, He never turns His back


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Upon Day

Wake me tomorrow
My time will be spent with you
Enjoying the day
Feeling the warmth of the sun
Loving and feeling complete


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No Other Way To Go

Synchronized feelings
Surround our very beings
Making us as one

Together, we’ll forge ahead
Hand in hand forever more


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Shame For Feign

a kiss on the cheek
is fair as fair can be.  a
kiss on the mouth, and
it might become love or just
an endearment casualty.


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Portrait of Beauty

Be still my lovely
As my mind paints your image
Through well chosen words

I shall describe your beauty
Through words only flattering


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In My Heart

I will still love him
For all of my forevers
I will still love him
I will forsake him never
He is in my heart to stay