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on the bench

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on the bench

he sits on the bench

      eager pigeons surround him

a bag of breadcrumbs

       is the offering he brings

loneliness is forgotten

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Among the pigeons... they need us as much as we need them, no?

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
    I sure did like your tanka approach here, Francine. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:19:00 PM
    Francine, I'm stopping by to say hi, and wish you an early Happy Easter, just in case I don't have time to stop by in the next few days. take care and have yourself a good one~ Always & Forever *LINDA"

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Francine--those pigeons do love benches and lonely people!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Francine xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:22:00 PM
    So well done..This should have been much higher. BG

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:29:00 PM
    Congrats Francine. Donna

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:01:00 PM
    Congratulations Francine. Much said in your short poem. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:46:00 PM
    I too love a good tanks and this fits the bill. Congrats on your win. Rick

    Zablocki Avatar Rick Zablocki
    Date: 3/27/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *tanka Where's that spell checker?
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:01:00 AM
    wonderful. just wonderful. Susan loves Tanka and I am sure this will please her.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:20:00 PM
    This paints a very, emotive and realistic picture. I love the simplicity of a well-written Tanka. This one qualifies, in my mind, as one worth loving. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Ah, Francine...This tugs at my heart-strings!...I am fast approaching 'old man' age and look forward to doing that but I hope it's simply for the pleasure of doing so and not to forget loneliness...Wonderfully done - Tim