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Breathing Poetry in Tanka Form

an outlet of mind 
inhaling words of others
poetic breathing
exhaling lines in rhythm
finding reason in the forms 

traces of living
marks the page…then exhibits
poetic cadence
metaphors in residence
similes exposed in verse

a white page mocking
while the pen bleeds lyrical…
embedded pearls lending peeks
into hearts inspiration

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Date: 3/29/2013 5:22:00 PM
Enjoyed reading this one today..I especially like the first line..An outlet for my pent up emotions is what started me to writing..Thanks for the honor of being in your winners' list..I was hoping that it would give exposure to the NR that my mother taught me..Sara
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Date: 3/19/2013 4:18:00 PM
Accounting for the prescribed form, this speaks so very clear. What you said that we relate is also what we hear. :)
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Date: 3/16/2013 8:36:00 AM
wow, this is an amazing poem on tanka. And how cool to see you did it all in the tanka form!! for a second I thought i was reading free verse!! it is so flowing.
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Date: 3/15/2013 6:04:00 PM
I somehow feel more relaxed after reading this one.
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Date: 3/15/2013 2:49:00 PM
Debra, isn't breathing a wonderful way to relax and fall into poetry, thanks for capturing that in this lovely poem.
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Date: 3/14/2013 8:02:00 PM
I think Russell said it all Debra, very nice...Donna
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Date: 3/14/2013 8:32:00 AM
This is exactly how I feel about poetry, you inhale words and exhale lines completed in poetic verse! I am very creative at times, then at other times no matter how hard I try I just can't do it, poetry will escape me...I really hate it when this happens! Your poem exhibits the greatest amount of creativity, a supreme piece! Awesome Work!!
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