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the full moon hid us bending jasmines and roses with whispers of fog before he smelled the perfume my shaking legs jumped the wall

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  1. Date: 2/29/2012 4:01:00 PM

    loved the title and love your new pen name too OH Ruben! There's asong about you too! LOL that's you and me! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 10:58:00 PM

    this was another of my favorites of yours. well, it's no use, I just keep on clicking on ones i've seen. Hope you are well and that you will be returning to us. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 12:12:00 AM

    makes one wonder; wife or daughter? john

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 10:16:00 PM


  1. Date: 10/14/2010 5:39:00 PM

    I see you all over again, Ruben~ENJOYED YOUR POEM~ Here I find myself all over the soup again. Stopping by to read many poems, before my crazy KIDS make me log out. I had a really nice time reading and catching up with you poets. Have a wonderful night*luv~SKAT"

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 8:48:00 PM

    Ruben, would you do me a huge favour? I posted 4 silly epitaphs....would you tell me your favorite one?

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 5:30:00 AM

    ahhh yes, much clearer! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 9:19:00 PM

    Ruben! You changed the grammar for your tanka AFTER the contest!? I saw your comment on "The 80's poem." "The Final Countdown," by Europe! Noooo! I missed it! Haha!

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 5:31:00 PM

    hmmm I was with you until the last line? Hmmm now you must soup mail me & tell me. Congrad's & Thanks for all your nice comments. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 7:13:00 PM

    pure poetry, bravo, Ruben....jmg

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

    beautiful, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:08:00 AM

    Ruben super congratulations on your win in Chris's Contets.. Hope you enjoy the day ahead :) Wilma

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 5:24:00 PM

    Congratulations Ruben on your top ten win with a worthy poem. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 3:33:00 PM

    Congrats Ruben my friend on your win in Chris's contest with this excellent Tanka entry... enjoyed your content luv.. and u enjoy your win today with luv..

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 2:59:00 PM

    This one was one of the best, RUeben. Congratulations on your win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 2:44:00 PM

    ............Thank you so much for the advice, Raul. I modified the verb tense. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 1:01:00 PM

    Many congratulations Ruben on your win in Chris's contest with this beautiful Tanka >> James

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 11:12:00 AM

    Quite a different take on the sanctuary theme. congratulations on your win with this delightful tanka. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 10:41:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Ruben in Chris D. Aechtner's contest "T(h)anka You". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 8:44:00 AM

    Congrats for your win with this 'sinful' tanka. :)

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 8:00:00 AM

    So pleased to see your unique poetry again!!! This one makes me smile.....a ripppppit in the night, a froggy delight!! and romantic that is hard to do all in one poem!! :)

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 6:35:00 AM

    Nice tanka, maybe smelled or smelt would bring the 4th line out a little more...Raul

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 6:02:00 AM

    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Ruben

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 5:55:00 AM

    Ruben, my dear, have missed you. This is one spicy Tanka! Clever you! Congrats on your most awesome and well deserved win, and thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful comments. Hugs, shar xoxo

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 1:58:00 AM

    enjoyed this wonderful rendering, Ruben, congrats on your placement in contest. Harry

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 11:51:00 PM

    What a cool take on the challenge, Ruben-- really enjoyed this "sneaky" sin-ctuary of yours-- way to go-- congrats! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 10:43:00 PM

    Ruben, thank you for supporting another one of my contest, and congratulations for placing with this most sinful tanka!~Chris

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 1:22:00 PM

    Well I am not sure which way to go with this one..I guess it leaves me questioning what happened...Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting...I appreciate your concern..

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 10:55:00 PM

    wow, that is very clever. The title and the whole concept. I bet Chris is gonna love it. LUv, Andrea ps. thanks so much for your commenting on my blog, Rueben! sign me : the woman who never sleeps.

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 1:57:00 PM

    This sin -ctuary seems so pure,and hey you still got Jasmines in your hair:)and that full moon is so romantic. .beautiful!Here's a winning star. .to this talented poet who creates the best art with words!Celene-tmfvs!