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           late-night ice cream— 
           if inner voice
           ignores gravity
           to lick reflection
           upside down.


Copyright © Ruben O. | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 6/27/2016 3:40:00 PM

    i knew it; you're the usual suspect of ice-cream raids, lol... got more, ruben?,, huggs
  1. Date: 6/27/2016 2:12:00 PM

    I hope it was Haagen Daz Rum- Raisin ice cream. That is why you are standing on your head for the picture Lol. Love your silverware. SuZ
  1. Date: 6/27/2016 10:13:00 AM

    Hi sweet heart, no I don't think you could have read Angel Wings before, as I just posted it for the first time this morning at 6am, but it's always a pleasure to come talk to you, have a good one, love x
  1. Date: 6/27/2016 9:26:00 AM

    You can write about the Laws of nature like nobody! What will be your next phenomenon ?
  1. Date: 6/26/2016 7:12:00 PM

    and never ever bring a frown , from my direction. well done mate
  1. Date: 6/25/2016 5:31:00 PM

    would have loved to see the other version of the poem Ruben - think you've 'licked it' with this one:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 6/25/2016 4:20:00 PM

    Clever and interesting write.........
  1. Date: 6/25/2016 1:59:00 AM

    Very interesting. That sounds like the epitome of laziness..., I like it. :)
  1. Date: 6/24/2016 10:56:00 PM

    Rueben, Wow, this is a brain twister of a tanka for say the least. AnnaLinda
  1. Date: 6/24/2016 6:58:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/23/2016 2:14:00 AM

    Now that you deleted the other version, a lot of the comments below are obsolete lol.
  1. Date: 6/22/2016 9:10:00 AM

    While our expressive styles are perhaps as far apart as possible within the linguistic confines of English, somehow the underlying truth as beauty inside out feels warmly familiar and exotically alien benign. Thanks for visiting my source of gravity as well, and for your more lavish rain of praise. G.O.
  1. Date: 6/20/2016 10:54:00 PM

    Honestly trippy, Ruben. I was instantly reminded of that Matrix scene: "It is not the spoon that bends ... it is only yourself." Your short verse never fails to impress, and you really seem to "get" a crucial concept that many seem to lack when it comes to short form ... simple words to paint a big picture. A power of suggestion that implies more than it is letting on. Excellent tanka!
  1. Date: 6/19/2016 3:53:00 PM

    Interesting !!!!! Btw..Happy Father's Day Ruben.
  1. Date: 6/17/2016 4:05:00 PM

    Please, DIRECT ME TO A POEM -WMT- I spent an hour looking and found a few. Skat
  1. Date: 6/16/2016 5:27:00 PM

    A reflection in words, love this tanks Ruben
  1. Date: 6/16/2016 11:05:00 AM

    come on down, ruben!.. a big hello to you!..huggs
  1. Date: 6/16/2016 9:28:00 AM

    the smart ass guys are at it again, lol, I love witty men, keep writing Ruben, for the love of it, and when it comes to criticism, dont' give a tit, x
  1. Date: 6/14/2016 8:40:00 AM

    ;) wowser I never will ever forget you, Ruben. I'm here for a peek daily. I always enjoy your verse. Light & love
  1. Date: 6/14/2016 7:31:00 AM

    Oh. what a hoot. Love the pic, most amused by the words. Great stuff, loved the read. May I fav, with a view to tweet a link?
  1. Date: 6/13/2016 6:58:00 PM

    I am SO glad to see you've changed your name back! I had no IDEA who you were (Don't do that again and that's an order) That aside, I 'suspect' this is a very clever, well crafted poem which is your usual...However, If you INSIST on changing it again, might I suggest 'The Unusual Suspect?' In addition, some have been commenting on their favorite version. After reading and studying it multiple times, I prefer the one between the lines...Great Tanka Ruben - Tim
  1. Date: 6/12/2016 11:20:00 AM

    lol, love this, Ruben
  1. Date: 6/10/2016 6:45:00 PM

    i have a sneaky suspicion about things i know about you, ruben... that aside, you're a linguist and alien, lol...kamangha mangha ang iyong pananalita!.. huggs
  1. Date: 6/10/2016 7:59:00 AM

    Heavy!! Certainly, attracting... Very nice! BTW, a great selfie!! Terry
  1. Date: 6/9/2016 4:43:00 PM

    How rather bizarre!
  1. Date: 6/9/2016 4:27:00 PM

    what goes up, must come down... so come on down and mystify me with a new write, lol... btw, where did you get that comment in filipino for me; very fluent!... huggs, ruben!
  1. Date: 6/8/2016 10:05:00 PM

    Nice one, Ruben. Liked the first one better. ~karam~
  1. Date: 6/8/2016 4:12:00 PM

    Cute one..LOL>>I don't know if it placed or not but it read like a winner to me..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 6/7/2016 8:52:00 PM

    Great tanka! I think I like the 2nd version best - the words seem to have a smoother flow
  1. Date: 6/7/2016 3:54:00 PM

    What an interesting piece......great........A.M.
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