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Snowflakes

Winter butterflies
Flutter in an evening sky
Of soft velvet black
Their icy wings glistening
In the pale light of the moon



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Awarded: Fifth place
           





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  1. Date: 12/20/2010 8:58:00 AM

    wow. This is beautiful. I'm speechless.

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 8:04:00 AM

    Gosh, this can be in Constance's contest too! I am reviewing my fav poets this morning and am revisiting this beauty. WIsh we saw more of you, Elaine. you are such a talent. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 10:09:00 AM

    Elaine, I have missed seeing you here lately. I will be off the Soup for a bit as I move to New Jersey, but hope to see more work from one of my favorite soupers when I get settled. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 10:10:00 AM

    It is almost time for those butterflies to show their icy wings. A excellent write Laine. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 9/14/2010 5:20:00 PM

    I got goosebumps and butterfiles of beauty:) Lovely tanka, dear Elaine. Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/14/2010 8:31:00 AM

    Lainie :)!! Super congrats on this delicate and beautiful write -- super smiles as I read this ---way to go with this beautiful tanka :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 1:58:00 PM

    This a very delicately written and quite elegant poem! Very nice. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 6:21:00 PM

    So beautiful and original, Elaine!! How lovely is this painting of poetry! Congratulations! ~Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 5:36:00 PM

    So, so beautiful, Lainie! Congratulations on your win in Rick's contest tanka contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 5:18:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in the contest, Elaine

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 1:26:00 PM

    Many congratulations Elaine on your win in Rick's fine contest with this beautiful Tanka >> James

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 4:44:00 AM

    Congratulations Lainie on your win in Rick Parise's contest "A Memory Of Beauty". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 9:22:00 PM

    Elaine, a souper congratulations on this superb Tanka! You sure pulled it off with this one....it is a hot summer's for me, but you captured an essence of winter so well, that I could 'feel' the excellent details. Very impressive~Chris

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 8:35:00 PM

    really pretty. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:25:00 PM

    wow, I like this one very very much. Such imagery. Congratualtions, Elaine. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 6:38:00 PM

    Congrats Lainie on your big win in Rick's Tanka contest.. awesome as usual.. enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 12:15:00 AM

    I love winter, I love snowflakes. Yet most of all! I love this poem. A favourite without a doubt I shall say! I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of a snowflake resembling the relationship of my sister and I, she is my favourite person in the whole world! You've open doors of imagination in my mind, never shall it be quenched. Love, Sami.

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 8:32:00 PM

    Elaine, your beautiful imagery of snowflakes fluttering like butterflies is breathtaking and such a lovely comparison. A visual feast! Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 10:25:00 AM

    Great image. Boy, Lainie, I can use this image in the heat around here. Dave

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 2:40:00 AM

    They seem to float so like butterflies. Perfection!

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:34:00 AM

    Yes Elaine the ekphrasis was based on the one you mention with the older man,which I saw in a book below is the link but it does not seem to load up. http://www.artfund.org/artwork/7972/stone-pickers-midday Best wishes with your writing.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 10:28:00 PM

    this is utterly beautiful and not even written in winter. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 5:42:00 AM

    enjoyed reading this tanka!! Well done!

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 8:38:00 PM

    A wonderful entry for the contest. Beautiful pen picture, Elaine

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 8:12:00 PM

    lovely imagery

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 7:43:00 PM

    Wow! I never thought of snowflakes as "winter butterflies." What a creative interpretation and wonderful use of imagery, Lainie. Best wishes in Rick's contest with this gem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 7:04:00 PM

    Lovely vision Lainie .. if for the new contest..good luck... very visual portrait in words..so lovely.. enjoyed.. with luv..