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Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Black

Enveloped in black
Darkness of a living death
The black shroud tightens
Heightened frenzy of thrashing
Pinned in the arms of Black Knight

For Andrea's Color Tanka Contest
May 14, 2013

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  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:05:00 PM
    I LIKE THE COLOUR BLACK LOVE YOUR WRITE XX DAVIDSCOTT

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/10/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, David. Glad you stopped by!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 3:32:00 PM
    I wish to explain myself on The Nameless. It was based off a Lovecraft story I read awhile back. I was wanting it all to feel like one big facade, the world as he knows it, coming apart at the seems. Why? Who knows... like Lovecraft's stories he never explains the why, which is the reason they are so eerie.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OH! Thanks for the explanation! :) I did get that eerie feeling with yours! You did well!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Hey you! How the heck are ya? This is great, Eileen. I especially love it because black (outside of camo) is my favorite color. I was going to do one for this contest but it never really took off for me...I had black in mind, though.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You know what they say....Great MINDS think alike! :) Missed ya!
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 11:52:00 PM
    Very creative entry! I'm not sure if I feel more imprisoned or protected... just what is this black knight's true intentions? he he he... I'm not sure why, but I figured if you would do the contest it would have been Pink or Purple... surprised to see you do Black though... you're surprisingly unpredictable sometimes... lol!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well...I was going more for the imprisoned bit with the last line reading pinned in his arms. Well...PURPLE is my favorite color, then pink so you got that right, but I wrote one on purple and thought it was a Tanka when it was a Sedoka...so I didn't want to revise. Just found a new thing...AND good to be unpredictable. Keeps interest going, yes?
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:46:00 PM
    Hmmm is black actually a colour my little Desert Orchid, trust you to be awkward, lol, yes I think you've done all right here. You do like your Knights, shiny or dark ha ha. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, if you must be difficult...white is the absence of light and black is the presence of all colors, but...really Richard...must you be difficult??? ;) Perhaps you've gone from dragon slayer to dark knight? Can't keep up with you! I think I like you being a gardener who tends to his flowers the best! :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:05:00 PM
    Excellent! H.M. Good luck, athough not necessary!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    From you, always necessary, my dear poet! :) I value your high marks greatly!
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Wow!! Very creative entry for Andrea's contest. You should write tanka more often, lady! :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/14/2013 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've missed you, Heather! :) Thanks for the visit!
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:17:00 AM
    The darkness, shines. This was very intense.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:02:00 AM
    quite the description of black! A bit on the dark side...lol. enjoyed. BG

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Barbara....thought I'd be a little on the dark side! I usually write romantic mush! A change is always good! :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:07:00 AM
    This is quite a brilliant dark poem...dark only as the color my friend! It is a truly wonderful piece, one that I enjoyed reading immensely this morning! What a powerful poem, a intriguing write, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well...I'd done a sedoka on purple...cause I thought I was writing a Tanka...imagine. So...had to go with another theme and I thought...why not? Thanks for the visit! :) I appreciate it.