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  1. Date: 4/7/2014 8:49:00 AM
    Cool, one can mix around some of the lines, and the theme stays intact. I like that this tanka isn't one of those typical 'American' pared-down styles of tanka that read like a longer modern haiku. BTW - which tanka of yours was published in the journal mentioned in the list on your bio?

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:03:00 PM
    I like the way this reads, I see tanka's don't need capital letters either. Like you told me about Haiku. Happy Valentine's Day Debbie ;}

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 1:52:00 AM
    Evocative, food for thought, poetic. A beautiful tanka indeed. I adore (and write) haikus and tankas

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 9:27:00 PM
    I like this! You can read it forward or backward. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 10:24:00 AM
    scary and wonderful Debbie....

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Wow! Very visual...I like it..Thanks for your comments on my poem..Hugs, Holly

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:59:00 AM
    Debbie, just an outstanding piece of work...David

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Just checked and your package has reached Brookfield and is out in the delivery truck. Should be there shortly, hon! :) Soup mail

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 4:02:00 AM
    Such a deep and yes meaningful, as Cyndi says, write. Always get to learn something reading your work. Great tanka penned Debbie.

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:17:00 AM
    Tying of the Sun? Oh, you'd better fill us all in when you get back!!! Sounds wonderful, mystical and MEANINGFUL. You know me. I had to go snoop on the net, research. And I want details! How far you had to travel to get there, sights, sounds, tastes. XOX

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:05:00 AM
    Hi. I just checked on line and your package may not get there til tomorrow! It has left New York :) PS- Was this trip intended to coincide with the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year)? How cool! xox Dee

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 9:04:00 AM
    This is good Debbie. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:32:00 PM
    A tanka of all tankas!! Well done Debbie. So here is a Christmas Hug from Santa Michael xxxx

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:30:00 PM
    good one for this time of the year, with all the hoopla about the end of the mayan calender! (though I don't think that is what you were referring to particularly!) I enjoyed the imagery.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 3:27:00 PM
    Makes me think of cemetary's after a big flood. Such reminders of our dusty existance. Sleep tight. :) Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 2:56:00 PM
    love this tanka, Debs - my next form to learn, lol

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Blackest night?Hmmm....scarry...Good tanka.I have already entered some haiku for Frogpond journal and waiting with fingers crossed.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 9:24:00 AM
    Great Tanka you've penned my dear friend, Deb! I enjoyed reading it! Thank you for sharing. Thank you so much also for stopping by on my latest poem and for the wonderful comments. love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Hi Debbie, sorry you did not care for my contest. I read the comment you posted on PDs poem. Just for the record Questionku is not a Haiku, I am attempting to have it considered a new form. I feel there is creative merit to this idea, it does not diminish the Haiku. I have to list it under Haiku because there is no other category to place it.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Hi, Bet. Still no package. I have no idea how USPS works, but CP provides a tracking number for ALL parcels, regardless of which service is used. If uncertain, could you check your receipt? There should be a tracking number on it, if USPS provides this. Sounds like you're concerned... :) .... I know that feeling, when you think something should have already arrived.... This tanka is so bleak! Wonderful write- is this about the missile that Korea launched? Scary stuff! xox Dee