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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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Yosemite in Winter

gentle flakes drift down...
   winter dusts the valley floor
      drifting through branches
         like a silent retelling 
             of an old native legend

winding brooks of glass
   shimmer as they meander 
       through meadows of gleaming frost...
         A crystalline bridal veil
             adornes cathredral spires

Granite monoliths,
   crafted by glacier giants,
      surround the valley...
        hovering as if to guard
         this piece of heaven on earth
                       

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(For a view of Yosemite...click on "About This Poem")


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This lonely little hovel

The grainy half dusk, 
when the sun gives her last wink.
Hours spent in thought 
to leave the safe sanctity.
This lonely little hovel


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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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But Why Oh Why, For We Sigh

confusional, yea but why oh why, for we sigh interrogate us comprehend I simply can't for closed doors, we now adore .


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Tree Lined Avenue

Tree lined avenue Ochres and yellows display Graciously they fall In carpet gown, soil enriched In life they shone, now they're gone .


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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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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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Blossom {Haiku / Tanka / Haiku }

<                                      red ~ gold ~ brown ~ and .... green
                                        rustic ~ over - tures .... whistlers 
                                        harvest .......  happiness


                                        the ~ winds ~ mighty ..... gale
                                        speaks ~ to ~ enchanted .... forest
                                        time ~ to ~ turn ~ new ...... leaf
                                        for ~ autumn ~ has ~ once .... returned
                                        and ~ you ~ must ~ all ~ come ~ on ..... down


                                       braided ~ and ..... despaired
                                       yet ~ forges ~ on ~ right ..... ahead
                                       fall ~ colours .....  blossom



Entry For Linda Marie's
Harvest Of Happiness
Haiku/Tanka/Haiku - Contest
G.L. All


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The Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.


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Scars on the Heart

no more hurting, no too many knives have hit home scars on the heart weep past now sleeps, tomorrow lives my future smiles, she sure does .


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Your History

<                                 symbolic icon
                           abrupts captivating flight
                                    honoring fallen
                       amidst lined tombstone's marker
                             at historic Fort Snelling



Written By
Katherine Stella  8/8/11

Entry For Carolyn Devonshire's
Bald Eagle In Cemetery Contest
G.L. All


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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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tanka

by the old levee
summer's caressing breezes
off the mudriver
whisper so lachrymosely
southern painful centuries


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From My Back Yard

I see three cities and a mountain range far west. There’s a fenced canal beside which folks walk or jog on a path, sometimes with dogs! Beyond the canal I see myriad houses, the view to the left blocked by tall leafy tree tops. Beyond the homes lies a lake. Barely visible, the lake is a rim of blue on the horizon. At night the lake vanishes; the valley shines before me! Written by Andrea Dietrich on 9/6/2011
For the Contest of Francine Roberts: "the view - a tanka"


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Hush Now { Tanka X Three }

<     falls bright foliage
reflects own mirrored images 
       off motionless lake
clusters of billowing white
filter from chimmeny's home stacks

                                                                                                                                      
red gold brown and green
illuminating snapshots
etched in minds own eye
transferred to painting canvass
under moon's and stars dance theme



the winds of gallows
taunt not the sleeping forest
with your shivery 
hush hush this one silent night
don't wake the sleeping giant 



Entry For 
Amy Green's
Enchantment Of Fall's
Tanka A Moment
G.L. All


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Acid Rain in Erode

Grey heavenly skies
in reaction to her hurt
clouds so different
In cry, falls, penetration
acid rain erodes her so










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-13.php


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view point

            ~


persuaded by time,
  clothed in rust, a sky reveals
    the hem of summer…
     round green hills are strewn with oaks
      as far as the eye can see….

kissing toes of a
 barn-red house, acres of grass
  stand at attention…
   John Deere rides the afternoon
    humming with satisfaction
    

under a pear’s shade 
 golden hound naps lazily …
  one eye slides open…
   for an occasional glance.... 
    on guard for squirrels who thieve


~~

By Carrie Richards, for Francine's Contest: "the view"
9/7/11


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The Last Light

Land masses in freeze
mans conditional now waned
nature retracts, whilst
a polar bear roams a city
incomprehensible times









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-13.php


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My Rocking Chair View

My Rocking Chair View
35 hundred feet high
Above the valley
Church steeples peak through the fog
From an invisible Town

As the Sun rises
A Picture post card appears
Miniature  Houses
Dotting the Landscape below
Quite a scenic view

Killington Mountain
Smiles down at me from afar
My Bigger Brother
Groomed for a season of snow
This is my Rocking Chair View

Inspired by the Contest “ the view - a tanka “
Sponsored By Francine Roberts
 
By HGarvey Daniel Esquire
Written : September 17th (12:50 A.M.,2011)


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Golden Blue Dreams

Indigo deepens
loveliness seasons convey
around golden bliss
sunbeams excel streaming down
upon landscape sceneries


rewritten
3-6-11
written for
Sponsor ^Rick Parise 
Contest Name Blue and Gold 


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TWIN AURORAS

Streamers of smooth light--
luminous phenomenon
hovers the northern
and southern magnetic poles--
mesmerizing Auroras


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New Jersey

Camp Evans of fame,
“The Wizard of Menlo Park”,
 Revolution`s Cross...
Cape May sunset, Jersey Shore 
 Mirrors of Spring, Oswego



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Sunscreen Within My Reach on the Beach

I love my sunshine. Summer sun rays feel so fine. I get a nice tan just from lying on the beach. I need sunscreen within reach.


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Meditative in Soothe

In contemplation
one soothes one's soul, mentally
Yoga's mechanics
also allows absorption
spiritual disciplines


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Sanctuary

Place of refuge.
The asylum in my head,
Transports each sadness
Into my safe place –
There, imagination rules.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
9/25/2010


Research References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waka_(poetry)#Tanka  5,7,5,7,7
http://tankaonline.com/From%20the%20Man'yoshu%20essay.htm  “…contemporary tanka are much freer in 
conent and in word usage than classical waka, and there is now greater room for individual creativity within the 
conventional framework of the form….”


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A Hiding Place

In tidy closets ~
  Coats hang peacefully,
Quiet, Muffled happiness,
  Beside little shoeboxes,
The cosiest of spaces.


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The East Coast

We two, hot, muggy.
Lay beneath diamond sparkles.
Wind blows gritty sand.
We snuggle on the blanket.
Peacefully, until sunrise –

© July 13, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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The 10 o'clock news

The television,
tells me of too much bad news.
I'm afraid to watch,
for fear that my tears won't stop.
Devastation of this world.


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The Niger-Delta

The only source of a State's wealth
Lies in woeful scences
Of penury, Abduction,
Pollution and rebelion.