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Spring Sun

your rays quell my cold
crocus buds sip your hot kiss
warm chills surge my spine
your long arms stretch and hug me
spring peepers serenade me


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Last Kiss

Indigo Spider has done it again with fantastic visual prompts. Visit her blog and enjoy reading the stories and poetry her prompts inspire. I have chosen the hauntingly beautiful picture titled LAST KISS by Martinakis Adams. My contribution this week is in the form of poetry, a Tanka.

Visual Prompt 5 — Last Kiss by Martinakis Adam (http://deignis.deviantart.com/)


touch my lips, my love
knowing my heart answers yours
kiss me gently, sweet
letting memories mingle here
wishing we could start anew

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Heart of mine restrained
bottled up, suppressed, choked back
Heart of yours unleashed
crazy for, in love, attached
Unrequited love yearns on.

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This Tanka is written for my friend, Marita. Thinking of you!


Under the covers
My body warms with the weight
My mind takes a break
When harsh realities speak
My soul refreshes…with time

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Knowing you thrills me
Needing you is not my plan
Loving you is hard
Feeling your heart beating strong
Speaks a hope my soul accepts

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My Friend

When you shed a tear
my heart brushes it away
When you feel life’s hurts
my soul surrounds your sorrow
When I see your face, I smile

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Thank you to Stephanie of BeKindRewrite for her Inspiration Monday written prompts. I chose the last prompt and decided to write a Tanka poem for it. Please visit her blog and join in. You will find inspiration there!

Her Nose Gives Her Away

compare and contrast
faces back then with those now
size up and assess
visual paternity test
yes, her nose gives her away

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katietakespicturesdotcom/6006599007/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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