Tuesday, September 30, 2008,8:13 PM
cold returns
cold returns-
hearing a baby cry
in the dark

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Monday, September 29, 2008,3:19 PM
looking at you
looking at you
through the telephone-
long distance

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Sunday, September 28, 2008,11:09 AM
not noticed
not noticed
by the crowd walking by
a butterfly
takes the place of the sun
this autumn day

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Friday, September 26, 2008,9:31 PM
digging deep
digging deep,
looking for the words
but empty handed-
left only with a mask,
the one that wears a smile

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Thursday, September 25, 2008,7:49 PM
leaving me
leaving me
with only the wind-
sunset shadows

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008,9:37 PM
how can it be
how can it be
spring in australia
if it's fall here?
she spins the globe
held upside down
.
from
  • Tangled in Wisteria
  • also from Eucalypt

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    Tuesday, September 23, 2008,8:26 PM
    the world shrinks
    the world shrinks
    inch by inch, day by day
    as I read
    poetry written by souls
    that cover the globe

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    Monday, September 22, 2008,7:58 PM
    touching me
    touching me
    as she walks by-
    autumn breeze

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    Sunday, September 21, 2008,8:57 PM
    for this night
    for this night
    I sit alone with the stars
    and the last firefly
    that tries but fails
    to lighten my mood

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    Saturday, September 20, 2008,7:13 PM
    wildflowers covered
    wildflowers covered
    with colorful autumn leaves
    and sunshine

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    Friday, September 19, 2008,9:30 PM
    more than usual
    more than usual,
    the endness of autumn
    felt today-
    the sun, busy elsewhere,
    leaves us early

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    Thursday, September 18, 2008,7:39 PM
    ears not needed
    ears not needed
    as I read your letters
    late this night,
    pulled into memories
    covered with dust

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    Wednesday, September 17, 2008,8:55 PM
    sadness brought
    sadness brought
    by the sound of geese-
    another year

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    Tuesday, September 16, 2008,7:28 PM
    too early
    too early
    to go home tonight-
    moon dance

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    Monday, September 15, 2008,4:39 PM
    taken away
    takenaway
    taken away,
    my thoughts-
    september breeze

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    Sunday, September 14, 2008,7:35 PM
    the love they show
    the love they show,
    a young couple in the park,
    reminds me of spring-
    our love, however,
    is comfortably autumn

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    Saturday, September 13, 2008,6:10 PM
    reaching up
    reaching up
    at the dark, heavy clouds
    as they roll by,
    desperately needing
    to touch reality

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    Friday, September 12, 2008,9:33 PM
    spitting out words
    spitting out words
    from mindless thoughts-
    midnight rain

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    Thursday, September 11, 2008,2:37 PM
    digging to find
    digging to find
    the time-capsule buried
    in my mind
    that holds the picture
    of you from the day we met

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    Wednesday, September 10, 2008,5:26 PM
    at sunset
    at sunset
    I hear the bells
    at the church
    finding myself alone
    at your funeral.... again
    .
    from
  • Tangled in Wisteria
  • also from Modern English Tanka (Vol.1 Num.2)

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    Tuesday, September 09, 2008,7:41 PM
    misty air
    misty air
    with scent of flowers
    autumn morning

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    Monday, September 08, 2008,4:15 PM
    she told me once
    she told me once
    she'll be back someday-
    the first hint
    of autumn colors
    at sunset

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    Sunday, September 07, 2008,5:02 PM
    how can I hear
    how can I hear
    music in my mind
    without
    using my ears?
    spirit song

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    Saturday, September 06, 2008,7:16 PM
    the brash summer
    the brash summer
    mellows with september's
    coolness
    as trees slowly begin
    their winter slumber

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    Friday, September 05, 2008,8:07 PM
    your face
    your face
    on the curved moon-
    mirage

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    Thursday, September 04, 2008,8:43 PM
    so many words
    so many words
    I've heard in my mind,
    promising
    to write them down later-
    if only....if only

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    Tuesday, September 02, 2008,7:16 PM
    hurricane ghost
    hurricane ghost
    slowly swirls over us
    with only rain-
    the strength of my voice
    has weakened over years

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    Monday, September 01, 2008,8:14 PM
    what was my life like
    what was my life like
    before I wrote tanka?
    we walk hand in hand
    over the concrete walkway
    that covers my past

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