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The sugarcane rules

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The sugarcane rules

                                               the sugarcane rules!
                                       cut the stem and the plant lives
                                               flame it up with fire
                                     and the sprouts come out laughing
                                       …thus remains my love for you.

For Black Eyed Susan ‘Single Tanka’ Contest.

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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:52:00 PM

    Who knew that love could be as resilient as the sugar cane. You have said a lot here in just a few words. I have certainly found love to be sweet like a sugar cane.

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:03:00 PM

    VickyStopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:48:00 PM


  1. Date: 10/15/2012 2:31:00 AM

    i knew this would be on the list, vicky...clappies for your win, vicky..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 2:18:00 PM

    I really love this one Vicky! this is so expressive and unique! Lots of love, Omneya

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 4:17:00 AM

    Big congrats from Spain

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 10:07:00 PM

    Lovely tanka, wish I had the talent. Lee

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 4:09:00 PM

    Lovely and awesome write,Vicky...Great job-the sugar cane rules.....Congratulations on your super win in this contest...And thanks for stopping by.....

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 11:11:00 PM

    awesome Tanka friend Vicky..Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 8:39:00 AM

    Vicky - This is priceless. I loved reading it (several times). love, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 7:43:00 AM

    An excellent Tanka here Vicky!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:17:00 AM

    enjoyed this sweet tanka....congrats on your win Vicky

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 3:55:00 AM

    Wow! loved it...Congrats on your great win with this beautiful Tanka!

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 3:45:00 AM

    very nice ...loved this one ...congrats on ur win..:)))

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 3:03:00 AM

    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:58:00 PM

    wow, now this one is AWESOME. and congrats on your win!!! I see you got some congrats down here today.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:10:00 PM

    Beautiful Vicky, Many congrats on this win.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:44:00 PM

    Very nice. I really like this one. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 3:24:00 PM

    Oh my great personal ending with a laughing, joyfull pop! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 3:17:00 PM

    Great twist at the end. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 2:55:00 PM

    Beautifully done, Vicky!...I live in south Louisiana very close to sugarcane country...we used to go to Grande Isle and stay week-ends and always passed thru the sugarcane fields...all kinds of quaint little stores and other stops...loved it!...Congratulations to you - Tim

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 12:39:00 PM

    A well earned congratulations on your win in Susan's "Single Tanka" contest Vicky. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:56:00 AM

    Great punchline. Sugar cane is an amazing plant. It can be used as fuel as well.... Congratulations on your win, Vicky. Su

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 3:23:00 PM

    a real survivor,nice write Vicky,wishing you the best in the contest

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 2:59:00 PM

    riveting piece that moves me from start to end, vicky... a rare gem!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:01:00 AM

    Leo Larry sort of stated my intended comment below. Yeah, this is a very unique tanka, and I enjoy how you employed a romanticist theme(the best early tanka were meant to be romanticist poems). Best wishes in the contest. Hey, if anything, enter this tanka into the 'serious' tanka contest(most recently posted). Shouldn't be a problem with entering it somewhere else as well.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 8:36:00 AM

    Inventively imagined and nicely apt comparison! I enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 5:21:00 AM

    excellent and such a moving poem....

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 3:27:00 AM

    Very good written, Vicky - I like it. -Luck in contest, hope YOU win ! - oxox love Anne-Lise :)