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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Su's "Tanka-The Pivot" contest Ruben. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 9:53:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations my dear friend, Ruben! love/hugs, LG

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Ruben, congrats in the tanka contest :-) always~ pd

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:47:00 AM
    LOVED it. Big congrats though I would rather have seen it on a top ten and not an HM list.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on winning an Honorable Mention in my contest, TANKA - THE PIVOT, Ruben. The Origami was a powerful conclusion to a magnificent write. The irony was not lost on me. Love, Su

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:14:00 PM
    I do so enjoy an ironic twist. Was grandpa at Pearl Harbor?

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Big eyes, here. Yes, the irony. Your tanka reads with the eye-mind view of haiku. Can I say that? Maybe I should just say that I liked the observation. I was going to write Orange tonight. Instead I'm reading and hugging friends. They are all so warm and snuggly. I snuck up behind you and gave you a reverse bear... I'm okay... just a bit sad and giving myself a v8 slap for not being more mature and leaving well enough alone. I'm becoming predictable. Shite. LOL. xoxo

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 10:53:00 PM
    RUBEN U R FOREVER AMAZING ME WITH PROFOUND POETRY AS THIS AMERICAN FLAG LUV .. A POIGNANT VISUAL AND EXCELLENT FOOTNOTE ..

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 9:03:00 AM
    I am in awe of your word art and inventive mind. More more! love, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:36:00 AM
    American Flag indeed, a very heartfelt expressed Tanka , I enjoyed reading it ,God bless you, Erich.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 11:28:00 PM
    Clever - life is replete with beauitiful paradoxes Ruben - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 10:01:00 AM
    another gem! you should write more of these! it's awesome forwards and backwards :)

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 8:04:00 AM
    very creative, Ruben. I think you are great with this form.

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:09:00 PM
    an unexpected and very creative ending to a poignant poem - nice one!

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:28:00 PM
    This is a terrific tanka, both because it works both ways and you have an excellent pivot, but it also honors Japan the originating country of the tanka and also maybe where Grandpa fought. Cannot wait to read your haiku.

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Ruben this is one of those poems that instantly hit you in the face with a teriffic image, well done ....has the writers block passed?...David

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 10:28:00 AM
    Great work..Yes, it is amazing how the soldiers fold that flag..Enjoyed reading this one today..I know that you are a proud grandson of that respected grandfather..Thanks for stopping by..So my Tanka is not a real Tanka by strictest rules?..The statement that I am a talented poet was very uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 8:40:00 AM
    It sounds better backward! LOL!

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 7:56:00 AM
    Well done, Ruben -- you wrote a strong pivot into the irony. Just to see, I removed 'the' from 4th line(in my mind lol)and read your tanka from bottom to top. It still worked nicely.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 10/16/2012 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Im glad you like it, Chris. I dont think I need "the" either... I'm going to keep it until Suzette's contest is finish.
    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 10/16/2012 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    finished
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Beautiful work Ruben..BG

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