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Tanka 1

came back from the stars
to find a golden ring
left abandoned on his desk -
today even the
rocket scientist is stumped

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 2:06:00 PM
    aww... this is SO clever! is this your 1st tanka ever? I really think you have a knack for this! you might want to consider entering your tanka in the tanka society of America's journal, ribbons :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/22/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, this was actually my third, I believe. Just decided to post it first. I'm so happy you think my tankas are worthy of being published! Never heard of America's Journal... perhaps I'll look it up!
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Now I appreciate your poem. Thanks

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:21:00 PM
    hey, this is really cool., I love the story inside it!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm happy that you got the gist of the implied story.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Ahh_ha moment>.....Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:18:00 AM
    I must be a bit thick, you will have to explain this one to me.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The man was an astronaut, returning home after months/years of being in space, away from his family, he comes home to find his wife couldn't handle all the long waiting periods, when he was working. Everybody says that rocket science is the epitome of something difficult... but what do the rocket scientists say when they are stumped?
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So basically I had a couple things on my mind when I wrote this. The song Rocket Man by Elton John and that expression people use to express something of great difficult "It's not rocket science!".
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Confusion indeed! You have an amazing hand for writing.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate all the nice feedback! P.S. is the girl in your photo your daughter or something?
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Hmm a superb tanka very astro astral one of a kind sublime! Do read mine too.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will make sure to do that! Thanks for reading!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 4:10:00 AM
    - A very well written Tanka poems, Timothy. Thank you for reading my last poem. - You mentioned the word HATE - Read my poem: "I Hate The Word - Hate" - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I read and commented on it. Thanks for continuing to be a fan, Anne!