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Summer Afternoon

You lay in half light
As evening is approaching
Breeze stirs the sheer lace curtains
Soft air cools our skin
Our room glows in amber hues
The ceiling fan is humming...

I must wake you soon
The afternoon has faded
But you are sleeping soundly
With such contentment
It seems all the worry lines
Have disappeared from your face

Your legs are tangled
In the softness of the sheets
Your familiar hand now lies
Gently on my waist
The profile on the pillow
Is that boy from long ago

I love watching you
Your lashes are fluttering
What are you dreaming, my love?
How could one explain
That a love like this exists
On a summer afternoon?


Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2009


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November Dreams

We lie ‘neath the oak on a carpet of brown leaves that lost their amber glory. With eyes tightly shut, we envision spring’s return— hoping our love does the same.
*Written October 6, 2014


Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014


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Yellow Ribbons

Yellow ribbons furl
on oaks that line our driveway
as we await your return.
Their luster's now pale,
reflecting the challenged hope
of a son you’ve never met.



*Entry for Russell’s “Sedoka me any subject” contest
Written February 21, 2012 by Carolyn Devonshire


Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2012


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Oh, Please Dare

10~14~2016                     Oh, Yes Please Dare

Trust in love and just let go…
I will show you a view through a rainbow.

Yay!  You took a chance and let go of the reins.
You are a rare soul and a treasure to behold.
A human still brave enough to risk others’ disdain.
You made a choice to accompany me, so bold.
For there is no excitement or joy without risk of pain.
You may see sights which support your wildest dreams I’m told.

                                       one who has not failed
                                      not willing to take a risk
                                     may live to a ripe old age
                                        so safe yet mundane
                                    what drags they bore me so
                                  dare to see through a rainbow

Three Style II – Poetry contest


Copyright © jill spagnola | Year Posted 2016


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You are My Spring

"You are my fair Spring
your love invigorates me
life comes to full bloom in you"~~
I lie here, forlorn
Oh, that I could have known then
you'd be my fiercest winter

Eileen Manassian



Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2017


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Autumn Moon

melon moon rising
akin to the rising sun— 
In contrast to lapis sky
enchanting lovers
strolling hand in hand on shore.
Moonlight coruscates on sea.

9-7-2017
Moonlight Delight Contest
Sponsored by: Russell Sivey


Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2017


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OH HOW I MISS YOU

We wrote together You became a cherished friend Then there was complete silence Unfinished poems Remain on my computer I miss you so much my friend Collaboration We always had so much fun You are often in my thoughts I visit our page Those poems remain forever Such treasured memories Oh How I miss you Contest Sponsored by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer 08-23-17


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017


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Moonlight

So slowly dancing in Time's chilling solitude bewildering the shadows in Love's diary- desolately She stares as Hope's unwavering beacon Moonlight Delight Contest 09/07/2017


Copyright © Charlie Smith | Year Posted 2017


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What Would I Take

Oh I would take time
if only to ponder on
and your love to keep me strong
then you I would take
safe within my memory
a shining light ails the gloom.

25/10/2013


Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013


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Sedoka Contest

When you are near me,
     I’m magnetized by your sphere.
          As tides drawn to wooing moon,
I cannot just be
     motionless when you appear.
          Sadly, you fade away soon.

January, 4, 2015
Contest: Modern Sedoka
Sponsor: Laura Loo


Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2016


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SEDOKA CONTEST

ABANDONED AT THE ALTAR
You cast me aside Like an unloved old rag doll You no longer wanted me. Jilted as your bride Your betrayal took its toll Where is my apology? No explanation Has been uttered by your lips - I was waiting at the church! Humiliation As my life is torn to strips … forsaken, left in the lurch. Contest: Sedoka Contest Sponsor Laura Loo Checked with how many syllables 5,7,7,5,7,7 01~04~16


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016


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Raindrops Around Your Dimples


Even the raindrops love to linger on your face like my fingers' tip-toeing, drop by drop they reach around your naughty dimples luscious lips are not too far..... ====================


Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012


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November Dreams


In a dream-like trance

We tread softly along paths

Lit up by flickering lights


We are holding hands

As we stop and read our names

Inscribed on the marble slab


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*November is the month of the dead.
  7th October, 2014
Contest: OCTOBER BLISS or NOVEMBER DREAMS/ Sijo or Sedoka 
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Placed: 1st


Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2014


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Delusion - SEDOKA Rhymed

Blindfold sight of life
whirl hues delusion that branch
out, with waves of pouring fears     
Voices, colors strife
a deluded avalanche,
there’s no one that sees or hears 

1/8/2016


Poetry Contest:  Something Different-SEDOKA FORM (Rhymed)  
 Sponsored by: Laura Loo 


Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2016


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OCTOBER BLISS

cold’s fire rages
against dawn’s smoldering clouds
calliope colors sing
a treetop chorus
sad songs of jubilation
fulfilling soft budded dreams


Copyright © John lawless | Year Posted 2014


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To Jan

on small island
lives the lovely poet
Jan
inspired to her poetry
by good deeds and humor
and grace of expression


Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015


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Before Dementia's Final Assault

On his last day home, Dad went around talking to familiar household objects. Mom said he seemed to be telling his life goodbye, knowing he'd not return home. Written by Andrea Dietrich for Russell Sivey's Sedoka me any subject Poetry Contest


Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012


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Andrea Dietrich

Andrea
what can one say about her
except wonderful
imagination with love
and fine appreciation
of detail inspires me


Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015


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FORGOTTEN PATH OF LOVE



littered twigs now stale unlike past season, enhanced by rapture of air whistling shades of veiled light hide her bloomed navel with child on path of forgotten love hunched eyes fall on ground clawing moonstruck reveries of how he betrayed night's trust fetus kicks gently stirring her to warm hope's dream for new life cradled by womb ........ Forgotten Contest for Susan


Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2012


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My Hero

He feared not his death,
because he came to know well,
Him who gave us all life’s breath.
He worked at his goal,
taking life’s problems in stride,
Humility was in him.

I remember him
smiling, laughing and patient,
as generous as could be,
adoring his wife,
happy for her attention,
Respectful of his children.

I was glad to be,
a part of that family,
even though for a short time.
I was too young then
to understand what Love is.
He showed me, I’m glad to say.

A real team player,
encouraging and docile,
Bedtime found him on his knees.
Joe knew his business,
and set reachable short goals,
His long range goal was heaven.



5/30/11
This tribute to my good friend Joe T. is my first of this Sedoka poem form which is
Japanese in origin. Six line stanzas 577577. Each stanza is called a Katauta.
I found it easy to communicate the desired message with this form.


Copyright © Robert A. Dufresne | Year Posted 2011


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- Moonlight Delight -



                                    Dark side of the moon
                               A cold night in pale moonlight
                                   In the quivering tension
     
                                     Magic like the moon
                                   Masculine and feminine
                                   Spellbound intoxicated













 07.09.2017
 Moonlight Delight - Poetry Contest - 7th place
 www.howmanysyllables.com
 Sedoka ;
 6 lines of 5-7-7-5-7-7 syllables

 Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
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Copyright © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2017


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Alone and Loveless

Wanting to have love,
Yet love always eludes me.
I see the lovers smile.
Tears roll down my cheek.
Knowing that I am alone, 
Make the days seem much longer.


Copyright © emily humphreys | Year Posted 2009


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Flare to the Heavens

Flare to the heavens Fired by a goddess’s longbow Igniting a great passion She says we should meet At the hills above her feet Where billowing clouds reside
Russell Sivey


Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012


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fragility

a motionless pond reflects a fragile sky where mushrooms swallowed the sun blossoms drift like tears skimming over old wounds where doves fly against the wind ~ we share the same sun and as moon touches your face I wake with tomorrow's dream lessons we have learned come not from holding the stars but from where we share the light
_______________________________________________________________ Inspired by Deb's Contest: Walk Softly


Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013


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No Regrets - Carpe diem


Never let PRESENT Become the PAST at which you Look back from the FUTURE and Perceive with regret What you should not have let drift Seize the moment live THE NOW
Footnote: The Future is a mystery which starts with the magic in the Present. Please take time to listen to the lyrics in the video clip - which are very expressive of my poem. Video clip: Magic - No Regrets/2016


Copyright © Maria Williams | Year Posted 2018