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Auschwitz

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                                                At the pile of shoes 
                                                the road abruptly stopped 
                                                to ascend barefoot
                                                  in a gray eruption
                                                  transformed into ashes 
                                                 



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  1. Date: 7/20/2013 9:54:00 AM
    A tragedy starkly portrayed. Ruben, congrats on your 1st place win with this excellent tanka! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Ruben, a sweet congratulations in Francine Roberts " 5 or less contest.... :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:40:00 AM
    epic, change... congrats! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:07:00 AM
    Yes, you very much captured the graveness of this situation,Ruben WELL DONE and it's great to see you on a winners list.. I so rarely have a visit from you but it's always nice to see you. Congrats on this one.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:03:00 PM
    Cant get any more serious...wonderful write and it is so deserving of your placement. .congrats. BG

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:02:00 PM
    Many congrats Ruben on your 1st place win in the Serious category, this is wonderful

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 2:14:00 AM
    And such an atrocious pile of shoes they were!...It's so strong,..the change of intensity from the 3rd to 4th line...tempo perfect too for such a dark piece of poetic art...you covered the entire slaughtering process in 5 poignant lines...impressive, Ruben..I really like it and I will drag this one off to my favs box. Thanks for sharing it...super appreciate your comments. :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/20/2010 6:54:00 AM
    Super Tanka Ruben, you have captured the picture with your words. Many congratulations on your win in Abe's wonderful contest >> James

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 5:32:00 PM
    Congrats Ruben on your winning poem in Leather Voices Contest with this wonderful write and win for u to enjoy.. a special victory.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 5:25:00 PM
    I don't know.............shiver....LIGHT & Love

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 5:21:00 PM
    Ruben, congratulations on your success in Abe's contest....looks like I already commented on how much I like this Tanka! You bring the reader through that morbid journey with so few words. Well done my friend! Chris.

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 4:56:00 PM
    congrats on winning 9th place in my contest " leather voices"

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 2:01:00 PM
    such a haunting image this evokes, Ruben--"horror" is definitely the word to describe that dark moment--wish you the best in the contest & thanks for your comments on my Eve contest, super glad you liked it ;) now let's go blame Grampa Adam some more...;)

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 11:51:00 PM
    This is phenomenal and brings horrible images to mind...too much suffering. What a way to present this terrific tanka.

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 6:16:00 PM
    I can attest to it. Such a tragedy. Never again! Blessings, Joseph

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 10:17:00 PM
    this is awesome, and I want to tell you thanks for the tremendously sweet comments you gave my poems tonight. I sure hope this one will fare very well for you in the contest. I am really tired, but I want to see one more of yours before i get upstairs. I hope I find one more new one!! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 2:21:00 PM
    Such inhumanity captured in your superb poetry Ruben. My heartfelt emotion will always surface when i read or watch material about this tragic time in mans history. Exceptional piece >> James

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 9:47:00 PM
    My University classmate's parents had to go to Auschwitz in a diplomatic mission and they took her with them and visited the Auschwitz place of horror turned, afterwards into a museum... We were in our 20's then and when she came back from there (just visiting) she looked older and she forgot how to smile for a while...so traumatized she was about the past tragedy of the human history. Great Tanka here, dear Ruben. On a lighter note... what feedback do u need from my bunch of haiku nouns :)

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 6:20:00 PM
    and this building horror goes to mine favs (to borrow your line!) Ruben, my friend! your turn at line 3....is the best I've seen on the soup! jimbo

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 9:35:00 AM
    well done on the Tanka, keep up the deep writes, like this one. I alos want to thank you for your nice comments,..p.d.

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