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Sanctuary

Place of refuge.
The asylum in my head,
Transports each sadness
Into my safe place –
There, imagination rules.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
9/25/2010


Research References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waka_(poetry)#Tanka  5,7,5,7,7
http://tankaonline.com/From%20the%20Man'yoshu%20essay.htm  “…contemporary tanka are much freer in 
conent and in word usage than classical waka, and there is now greater room for individual creativity within the 
conventional framework of the form….”

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Date: 10/7/2010 8:23:00 AM
congrats on your win with this wonderful tanka
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Date: 10/6/2010 5:08:00 PM
Congratulations Dane on your poem's top ten place. Agape, Moses
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Date: 10/6/2010 3:25:00 PM
Congrats Dane Ann on your win in Chris's contest with this excellent Tanka entry.. another brilliant piece ... enjoy another victory today my friend with luv...
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Date: 10/6/2010 2:52:00 PM
wow this is awesome. I can see you really researched for this! congratulations, LUv, Andrea
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Date: 10/6/2010 12:55:00 PM
Many congratulations Dane Ann on your win in Chris's contest with this fine Tanka >> James
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Date: 10/6/2010 11:41:00 AM
Dane Ann congratulations on your win ;)
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Date: 10/6/2010 10:52:00 AM
To each his own sanctuary. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 10/6/2010 10:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Dane ann in Chris D. Aechtner's contest "T(h)anka You". Love, Carol
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Date: 10/6/2010 5:57:00 AM
Congratulations on this well deserved win, Dane
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Date: 10/6/2010 4:07:00 AM
Can be so true, Dane Ann --congrats on your win! -- nikko :)
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Date: 10/6/2010 1:44:00 AM
enjoyed this wonderful tanka, congrats on your placement. Harry
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Date: 9/25/2010 12:40:00 PM
arr yea lovley. God is my sanctuary and what asafe place it is in his presence, God bles you from diane
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Date: 9/25/2010 11:46:00 AM
Yes NO one has Moon Over Miami, there are a few spots left!!! smooch!
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Date: 9/25/2010 11:11:00 AM
Brilliant entry for the "Sanctuary" Contest, Dane Ann! It's been a while since we read each other's poems. Hope you're well..God bless you and your family.. Love, Audrey
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Date: 9/25/2010 8:41:00 AM
As a child, my imagination was always my sanctuary, a place ever available for a quick retreat. This is a lovely, creative tanka and I wish you success in the contest, dear friend. Love, Carolyn
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