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Under Maple Trees


                our innocence lost
                its ability to blush
                under Maple trees
                unripe fruits camouflaged
                by gold, brown, and red leaves





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  1. Date: 9/14/2014 8:20:00 AM

    Very passionate Tanka..Enjoyed reading your creative and colorful work..Thanks for the trip by the blog..Sara
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 3:04:00 AM

    This is superb Ruben!
  1. Date: 9/13/2014 10:21:00 PM

    Ruben; I don't know much about Tankas, or fancy poetry, but this is good. The first two lines say it all. Have a blessed day... Lucilla
  1. Date: 9/13/2014 5:32:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/13/2014 10:56:00 AM

    Oh shucker dudes! You sure put me to shame, Ruben! Here I was, leaning towards posting a write about butts, Nicki Minaj and cooking & eating chicken butts. I slink back to my shell now. I agree with what Craig said, you don't write often but when you do write and post, it's definitely worth the wait! I really enjoyed this tanka of yours, I think I can glean such an interesting, ripe story here....
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 8:08:00 PM

    Ruben!!!!! You don't write often but when you do!! Fav!
  1. Date: 9/6/2014 12:08:00 AM

    Innocence lost its ability to blush-Gives me the message of guilt .The unripe fruits in camouflage make me think of soldiers.I have a picture on my mind of war here,but maybe its all the latest news I am reading.Maybe this is just about love,innocence gone and autumn love.You always leave me pondering with that smart mind of yours.Please enlighten me.I do believe maple leaves were used for a reason or to symbolize a country?Or am I wrong?:Hope to see more of your writing Ruben.I missed it! : )
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 9:23:00 PM

    wow, is this for Francine's colorful contest. It is among the best that I have read so far, Ruben. And even better than the imagery is its message!!
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 9:22:00 PM

    gosh, I sure was shocked to see not just one, but SEVERAL comments from my friend Ruben today. it's like it were my birthday or something!! hahha. Thanks so much , ruben. I really enjoyed your comments and now let me see this tanka of yours. Finally, a new one from you!!!
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 1:38:00 AM

    Dear Reuben, Those fall colors provide wonderful settings for young people to profess their love. "Blushing" is such a beautiful way to describe it. Excellent write, my friend. Best wishes in the Tanka contest. Love always, Carolyn
  1. Date: 9/4/2014 11:35:00 PM

    OH OH OH OH...I loved this, Ruben! :) That blushing bit was sweet.