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A Pondering Poet~

Echoing Resolve

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Easy river run
down vast beauty light
in morning dawn
crest before my eyes

For autumn rain has gone
sparking light of silver grace
now lay peaceful strokes
on hillside of new day

Each thought still remain
in splashed hues of poetic verse
a quenching bath of love
upon soft sky of birth

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Pick A Rose


Blog Posted:4/14/2013 4:30:00 PM

See Contest for Details

Pick One Rose

5/7/5/7/7  One Or Two


ONE or TWO TANKA ONLY


As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness. Pink rose bouquets often impart a gentler meaning than their red counterparts. Read More – Meaning of Pink Roses

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The bright, sunny color of yellow roses evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. The warm feelings associated with the yellow rose are often akin to those shared with a true friend. As such, the yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship.


White roses represent innocence and purity and are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor and reverence, and white rose arrangements are often used as an expression of remembrance.


With their blazing energy, orange roses are the embodiment of desire and enthusiasm. Orange roses often symbolize passion and excitement and are an expression of fervent romance. A bouquet of orange roses will send a meaningful message.


The unique beauty of the lavender rose has captured many hearts and imaginations. With their fantastical appearance, lavender roses are a perfect symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also traditionally used to express feelings of love at first sight.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:41:00 AM
    I really am loving your contest, Rick. the tanka I am seeing are amazing. and I wish I had come up with this clever theme myself.

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  1. Date: 4/14/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Hello my dear friend Rick! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful blog! I love all these colors of roses and my problem is, it's hard for me to choose one;)). I want them all especially after reading their meanings;)) Thank you so much again for sharing! Have a great day! love/hugs, Leonora

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  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:12:00 PM
    Would you consider accepting just 1 tanka instead of 2?

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    Susan Avatar Black Eyed Susan Date: 4/15/2013 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rick! You rock!
    Parise Avatar Rick Parise Date: 4/15/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Contest Changed.....One Or Two Tanka Only............................;-) you always get your way BES..............lol

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