Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tanka - My View


twilight in garden
beneath crystal laden boughs
cardinal shadows
silently feed this cold eve
in reverence while snow falls


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22 comments:

  1. Snow falling reverence - such a fitting description

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  2. Thank you Sam, it is one of those nights a person arrrghhhs but then steps back and see's the beauty.

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  3. Oh! The reverence towards the cold evening... beautiful. A wonderful tanka.
    -HA

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    1. Thank you HA, the cardinals fed well

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  4. I too like reverence as the feeling under ice-clad branches in the snow.

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    1. They ate in reverence Susan, never minding the storm around them

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  5. I like the reverence of snow falling ~ Lovely ode to winter ~

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  6. nicely penned... I too like the "reverence of snow falling"... it's ice pellets here now but I am sure there will be some reverent falling snow in the not to distant future... :)

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    1. O there will be Robert. I believe we can't change it so flow with the flake :)

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  7. Softly, tenderly I feel your poetry.

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    1. It was what I saw this eve, another lovely vision amongst the storm

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  8. This is very beautiful, Cheryl. I love your word choice in a form where every word counts. The cardinal shadows is just suggestive enough of the presence of the bright red birds in your dimly realized winter scene.

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    1. Thank you very much Kerry. I am glad cardinal shadows could be seen by others

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  9. A dash of red in a white world...beautiful picture

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  10. beautifully descriptive and thought provoking...

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  11. Lovely imagery of the red cardinals & snow falling ... both symbols of the season. Very pretty tanka :)

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  12. Thank you Susie, Sumana, Marian, grapeling and Loredana. It was my first attempt at Tanka and won't be my last :)

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  13. I have a friend who writes tanka... Yours is wonderful...

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  14. Thank you Michelle. I enjoyed the form very much.

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