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Fumata Bianca

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Fumata Bianca

A tiny chimney has been given many a stare by an enormous crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Sequestered cardinals attempt to elect a new pope. White smoke from the flue is what many faithful hope. Four times, the emissions have been black. Hopes for electing a pontiff were turned aback. Will the results be positive on the fifth try? “Fumata Bianca” is the loud popular cry. So now a new pope has been elected. His entry on the balcony is anticipated.

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 11:44:00 PM
    the face book group is called "would you Tanka Dance With Me? " and the creator of it is Caroline Cecile. Its only been going a few days but we have a big group already and everyone is so encouraging of each other, content and a nice flow is more important than the traditional syllable count

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:36:00 PM
    well written rhyme Robert, do you ever write in non-rhyming forms, we are loving our new Tanka group on facebook if you're interested in joining

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    Date: 3/15/2013 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have also written in non-rhyming free verse, but not very often. I'll check out your new group when I can.