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Midnight Pearls

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                                        Shine, midnight pearls!
                                        The smoke curls up in whirls of doom

                                        On the wet sand 
                                        my own hand draws unplanned pierced hearts

                                        Deep blue-black sky
                                        I play by rules and sigh despair

                                        To lay aside 
                                        starry-eyed dreams that hide a sin

                                        Shine, distant stars!
                                        Through guitars notes, through scars of time

                                        For her first kiss
                                        an abyss drains all bliss from me

                                        And far away
                                        shadows play down their spray of doubts

                                        Opaque pearls, shine!
                                        On this fine night, define my north



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Be a Flame



Burning candle tells a tale of pure selfless life Be such a flame let your aim be to tame darkness. =========000========= A Than-Bauk, conventionally a witty saying or epigram, is a three line "climbing rhyme" poem of Burmese origin. Each line has four syllables. The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line, the third syllable of the second line, and the second syllable of the third line. =========000==========
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Juicy Kaboosey


her derriere in the air high eyes wearing out
Than-Bauk written for Rick Parise's contest

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Who's in Charge

Who's in charge here? Can't they hear us? No ear, perhaps!
*Inspired by technical difficulties on the Soup and written for Dr. Ram's Than-Bauk contest.

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goodbye, sweet day

Magenta sky
     shines at twilight
as I ponder
how the sun glows
      though night flows in!

Dusk grows colder. . . 

A lone gull’s cry
has me sighing
       goodbye, sweet day.

Written 4/13/12
by Andrea Dietrich

Inspired by nette onclaud's
** THAN-BAUK A TWILIGHT

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It's Complicated

Yelled at her ex
Wild rough sex next
Complex friendship


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Hoss Race

Long shot prospect
named “Reject Hoss”
bedecked with sweat.

He fell to last
‘till he passed gas
so fast, he flew!

He ran with ease.
At Jockey’s  prod,
he squeezed in front!

Forty to one,
odds he won was
pure fun for Hoss.
 



Inspired by Dr. Ram's Than- Bauk contest.
written 8/6/11

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Twilight Float

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  Fishermen's  boat,
   Frosts  them  coat  blue;
     Mists  float  twilight.
       Drooping  skies  sweep
          On  wings  deep waves;  
              Now  sleep  our  men.
                    Ocean's  heart  swells,
                       In  wind  dwells  night;
                              Tales  tells  cold  sea.


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For nette's contest "THAN-BAUK A TWILIGHT"
by gautami phookan

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Dark Beginnings

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edgy ink*lings
starlight *singers
un-*ring the moon

herald of *dark
disem*bark coal
breed *sparks gem stones...

cover our *wounds 
with sleep *sound's tick
mon*soon midnights

Poet: Debbie Guzzi
Contest: Than-Bauk a Twilight
*indicates the word or syllable
of the word which rhymes
[4th syll.,3th syll.,2nd syll.]

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Twilight Flare

UNSUPPORTED CODE my twilight love stars above flare both of our hearts true love began more love than sky will span twilight night lives always hearts ablaze share love stays at dawn By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, April 10, 2012 for ** THAN-BAUK A TWILIGHT Contest (Nette Onclaud)

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