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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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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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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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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 am inhaling YOU

In between two breaths I am inhaling you dear, a heady fragrance mixing with my red blood cells, fatal intoxication. © 2011 ===========000=============

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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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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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Time to say goodbye my love

My chain is now frail
Damaged by your weaken link 

My venture begins 
Left with simple forgiveness 

Unwarranted departure. 

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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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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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What A Beauty

<                                    beneath swollen ..... moon
                                      in pasture of...... rolling hills
                                      standing  ....hind quarters
                                      a beautiful black ...... stallion
                                      simply took my breath ........ away

Entry For
Rick Parise's 
A Memory Of Beauty
Tanka Contest
G.L. All

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The blue of the sky
and the blue of the ocean
tried to compete with
the sapphire blue of your eyes,
but failed,only I know it!


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


*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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Winters warmth

oh precious Winter

finding warmth within the cold 

a cozy fire born

the chills from day melt away

embers rise i shut my eyes...

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Orange Roses

In the roses' glow you ignite me - warm fingers stroking, stoking me until heated buds unfurl their fire-flushes of desire. Molten petals flare - a furnace of flame fragrance scorching like lava combusting in the burning heart of a blazing bouquet.
for 'Pick A Rose' contest

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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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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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Salty Sweet Her Taste

salty sweet her taste
her forehead, her nose, her lips
oh yes the pale lips
first the touching and brushing
upper, lower and corners

salty sweet her taste
her sudden ohhh and moaning
oh yes the moaning
engaging, enveloping
engulfing my hungry heart

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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


For Su's Tanka Contest

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My Boo

<                          halloween haunting's
                       black shoe polish foundation
                             ruby red lipstick
                       pillow stuffed under big dress
                        red white bandana for hair

                               spatula in hand 
                       eggbeater in dress pocket
                              pillowcase for loot
                       daddy's boots causing blisters 
                          aunt jemima memories 

Entry For
Paula Sweanson's
Halloween Of Tears Past

Tribute To Childhood Memories

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Seismic We Are

My hands, she now holds Pertness amidst my fingers Internally he Seismic we are, rejoicing Two hearts, beating as one, voiced .

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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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Balcony I Glimpse

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

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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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Nice Breakfast (Tanka)

this breakfast is nice, 
bacon, eggs, toast on the side 
black coffee to taste 

not one drop going to waste 
yum, yum, me and my tum, tum!

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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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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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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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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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Sad very sad

Sad  very sad

Wooed for years, did it
All  in the mind for more years,
Getting  together 
For the act, twin towers crashed,
When  seconds it did not last. 

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
for PD's Sad Tanka

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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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Trespassing moonlight

trespassing moonlight caressing your sleeping face sweat beads glistening your face is bright summer sky sleepless night's secret love scene. © kashinath karmakar (11th July 2011) =============00============== Placement:HM ; (July 2011) By:kashinath karmakar Date:11th July 2011 Contest:Tanka You Sponsor:Francine Roberts

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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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Paradise Dream

Touch ever serene
Vision upon moonlit pond
Senses distracted
My heart begins a shimmer
Rippling stardust secures soul

written for
Sponsor ^Rick Parise  
Contest Name Lets Pass A Tanka Love Note 

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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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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. 


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Immortal soul cries,
Passion fails to turn me wise,
Time can't check my craze,
Memories form dense haze,
Perishable to pay price!

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written November 4th, 2014
By Dr. Upma A. Sharma

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Taking Turns

<                                       iron propeller
                                 sitting entrance to driveway
                                   slowly turning blades
                              like the hands of time on clock 
                                 longing for extra seconds 

                                    Hummingbirds buzzing
                              red gold blue and green headed 
                                    just waiting for turns
                               to capture it's own bountys
                                   succulant sugar water  

Written By 
Katherine Stella 9/13/2011

Entry For Francine Roberts
The View-A Tanka Contest
G.L. All

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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 Taste of Pleasure

Sipping on spiced tea

Pomegranates explode on

The tongue. Partner asks,

New tea? Your eyes are swooning... 

I nod twice and lick my lips.

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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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the rose petals lie scattered on flagstones the reredos removed it has been a long time since you have last called
Please see the about section for details.

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

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



"Wow me in 5 lines"

Poet ~ Rick Parise

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

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

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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

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

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Moonlight Dream

Night beacons with joy
As moon hangs over the sea
Ripples of love flow
through my heart with full passion
like the vibrant moves of fries.

Sweet melodious songs
dished by crickets,frogs and thrush
filled air with rhythms
which soothe~nerve with fervid love
This I seek;real dejavu.

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Thirst Of Tanka

beneath glass stars
where dew of forest thirsts twice,
            a sea of roses --
reflects our kisses fueled 
            by night’s hunger; we  both burn 

Tanka(s) Contest REVISED, EASIER, more FREE

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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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Daisy petal looks
Up inside my eyes and sings
Them a flower song;

My eyes listen with all ears
Soaked in song-color magic!

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Essence Between the Sun and Moon

The light rays of sun Colliding with the dark moon Softly caressing Bending light through empty space Bringing essence between both Then those rays share vibes With the leaves of the tall trees Bouncing colors down Just for us to see the moon And the majestic sun’s heart
Russell Sivey Entrant into nette onclaud's "SEXY!" contest 2/1/2012

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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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Solitary She

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

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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 ~@~

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Treasure Each Breath


Rustic aged red barn
sits proud in yellow daisy's
as green boughs in dance
lilt colors of spring's flavor                                                 
one black stallion chants his neigh       

my thoughts...crystalline
for moments evanescent
a bitter sweet tear      


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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


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The Upper Room

~ Steps soft and silent as she ponders sunlit thoughts climbing the dark stairs within her wandering dream she arrives in colored mist alone in triumph her garb of facets and glow sprinkle the cold walls in bright rhythmic flowing stream dalliance of a lost stage cries ~

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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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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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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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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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Epitome of Song of Songs

Chapter 1:
Love is more than wine,
Sun has tanned me for I`m black,
~Siblings punish me,
You are like chariots of gold;
strong,fair;pleasant to behold.

Chapter 2:
I`m rose of sharon,
My beloved`s fruits have sweet taste,
His voice leaps on hills,
I seek thy face and voice,Love!,
Be like hart;for we are one.

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For the ones

 for the ones who cry
 and never thought that they could
 the ones that don't fit
 your just as perfect as them
 but I don't know why

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

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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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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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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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Just Enough

The sunlight, and the moon.
All together, brings a beautiful
Glow, that's always there
Just enough,
And forever.

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Five W's and a H


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

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


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

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


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


Searching on yahoo
Personal advertisements
Looking for a friend

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


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


Plans made, my cards played
Arranging to meet him soon

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

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

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Into the Passion

The wind is blowing And here, my skin is showing Standing in the heat Air rushing into weak pores I relish in the passion
Russell Sivey

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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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A pool of smoke

Fresh Air blows
to touch the high chimneys
and fell downs
in a pool of smoke
and flew above as clouds

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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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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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Monk's Tribute (Tanka)

Thelonious Monk
piano keyboard prophet
harmonizing scales

Melody from flat to sharp
rhythm soothing to the soul

Comments:  Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982) is recognized as one of the 
most influential figures in the history of Jazz. He was one of the architects of 
bebop and his impact as a composer and pianist has had a profound influence 
on every genre of music. Thelonious Monk Institutes of Jazz are located at the 
following locations: Washington Office: 5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 605, 
Washington, DC and Los Angeles Office: University of Southern California, 3443 
Watt Way, Lower Level, Los Angeles, CA. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a 
nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family along 
with the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music.

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Forty Lashes

Under my trouser
I never wear underwear
but the Judge
penalised me forty lashes
publically in a public place.

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Buring a matter

mouth to mouth
a matter was fired on
when I walked
street was burning as sand
when my home was smoking