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a cardinal sang ... sweet, to send my soul soaring, til I saw his muse ... a beautied mate - his one love - cold and still ... on April snow. ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Let The Pens Flow - Tanka" Poetry Contest, Jenish Somadas, Judge & Sponsor. ( Syllables = 5, 7, 5, 7, 7, counted at HowManySyllables.com )

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Date: 2/26/2020 4:51:00 AM
A beautiful penned sad poem Greg, I love cardinals, it makes my day special when they appear. One of the species of birds who mate for life.
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Date: 2/25/2020 1:11:00 PM
- I've never seen this beautiful bird ... so sad that its mate died ... I hope it finds new love - Congratulations on your top win, Gregory :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Sunshine Smile
Date: 2/26/2020 8:15:00 AM
sad :(
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/25/2020 5:56:00 PM
Like most birds, they mate for life, Anne-Lise, and keep returning each year to where their mate was lost, singing for them to return until they die themselves, that's what makes their loss so poignant for me ... like some devoted humans, they only live for one-another. Thank you for your comment, my friend! <3
Date: 2/25/2020 12:47:00 PM
Oh...so sad. Nice win!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/25/2020 5:56:00 PM
Thank you Kim! <3
Date: 2/25/2020 11:37:00 AM
Oh, truly breathtaking in its sad beauty, Gregory. A Fav! I absolutely adore cardinals and have many pairs in my back garden. They are as devoted to their young as they are to each other. This poem touches me deeply. Congratulations on your wonderful win, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/25/2020 5:56:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Susan, I so appreciate your kind comments, Dear Poet! <3
Date: 2/25/2020 9:59:00 AM
Perfect tanka, Greg, enjoyed reading ...Congratulations on your win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/25/2020 5:57:00 PM
Many kind thanks to you, Eve - blessings, Dear Poet! <3
Date: 2/25/2020 9:36:00 AM
Your pen, when it touched, creating magic.. Congrats on your great win Gregory..
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/25/2020 5:57:00 PM
I am honored, Jenish, and I thank you SO very much! <3
Date: 2/23/2020 2:13:00 PM
Hello Gregory R. Barden, I feel sad for the Cardinal losing the love of his life. Have a nice day my friend.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/25/2020 5:58:00 PM
Thank you so very kindly, Darlene - I greatly appreciate your kindness! <3