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50 years of blasted bliss...

cantankerous bitch

whose venom strangles me dead.

deceived with eyes shut.

bride, sweet beauty mine.

ever lost…or never was.

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Writing Challenge: A Tanka - In memory of my unknown grandfather


Full Tanka
This week, explore haiku’s meatier relative, the tanka.
If haiku is the sashimi of poetry, tanka is its heartier hand roll cousin.
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Tanka : Swan-Song

One of the oldest Japanese poetic forms, Tanka originated in the seventh century and soon became extremely popular. The traditional Tanka consists of 31 syllables  in the form 5-7-5-7-7  and . 61 more words


Full Tanka Day One

Ben Huberman at the WordPress Daily Post says,

What’s better than a perfect bite? Two perfect bites.

If haiku is the sashimi of poetry, tanka is its heartier hand roll cousin.

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Comfort in Trials

Written following this week’s Daily Post writing challenge for Tanka poetry:

In the darkest day’s
Trials and tribulations
His Light still shines through
Comforting those who call out
Holy Name Above All Names


Love, Hummingbird Style

Alone on a branch

Waiting for him to join her.

How long will she wait?

In a hummingbird heartbeat

He came, he loved, she was gone. 9 more words


Unexpected Encounters 〜 Interesting Books!

The Chinese folks in my hometown, particularly the ones that I know, believe that we will find better products if we encounter them unintentionally.

I believe there is truth in it. 388 more words