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A Halloween birthday Tanka

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A Halloween birthday Tanka

Oh Halloween babe
born under October's moon
weave with forlornment
your bewitching adornment
of a harvest leaf festoon.

Faces in pumpkins
awake memories of when
the children were young;
and "Trick-or-Treat!" rung
the holiday season in.

Scorpio woman
wipe away your wistful tear
and tend to the craft
of your birthday draught
to toast your forty-first year.






















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  1. Date: 11/24/2010 6:10:00 PM
    wonderful write here my friend nice thank you

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 11:31:00 AM
    I do not care when is your birthday, for what I celebrate is youth, and you should rage, and rage, and rage, lest some birthday take it away ... poets write because we are afraid of vanity.

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 5:40:00 PM
    My birthday isn't until October 30th Nikko, you didn't miss it at all! 41 is shaping up to be fantastic!

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 1:17:00 PM
    Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 9:17:00 AM
    Sorry, I missed your birthday, Thvia :) belated happy birthday hugs to you :) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 1:28:00 AM
    Great sequence, Thvia! Playful and very well written. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 12:14:00 AM
    wow....i love the atmosphere that you painted so well...if you get a chance wish u read my poems too..thank you...^_^ v

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 7:35:00 PM
    Who is the Halloween babe? I hope you don't run into any ghosts! The poem is very evocative. Peace & blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:00:00 AM
    nice one, Thvia, my lovely women friend was born under the October moon. Adding this one to my favorite, what a fun month to be born in' luv n.d.

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 9:21:00 PM
    ahhh, is this YOUR bday, Thvia? I LOVE halloween babies. My grandson missed it by just a few days and I have THREE good friends that all were born either on Halloween or the day after!! Scorpios are so cool. Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 9:10:00 PM
    love these, so young at 41, should enjoy your poetry for many years yet. Harry

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 8:58:00 PM
    Beautiful one Thvia. All the best to you too dear.

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 4:35:00 AM
    Very funny poem with a clear message to Scorpio woman, Thvia

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 11:18:00 PM
    wonderful poem, much enjoyed