Friday, October 31, 2008,8:12 PM
smiling inside
smilinginside
smiling inside
as I act out fear-
halloween

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Thursday, October 30, 2008,9:13 PM
looking for her
looking for her
through tree tops and clouds,
emptiness found

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008,8:36 PM
closeness felt
closeness felt-
stars covered by our breath
in october air

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Monday, October 27, 2008,7:49 PM
first freezing night
first freezing night-
flowers huddle with him,
the man in the park

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Sunday, October 26, 2008,4:55 PM
tranquillity
tranquillity
once again shattered-
your eyes,
with my imagination,
staring into space

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Saturday, October 25, 2008,7:52 PM
do you remember
do you remember
when children were dreams
as we slept alone?
counting out plates
needed for dinner

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Thursday, October 23, 2008,6:39 PM
telling my daughter
telling my daughter
about rotary dial phones
and LP records-
humor and sadness
at the same time

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008,9:17 PM
minimising
minimising
my life into three
or five lines-
walking through a croud,
ignoring the noise

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008,9:33 PM
surrounded
surrounded
by silent trees-
midnight prayer

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Monday, October 20, 2008,8:05 PM
unwanted thought
unwanted thought
creeps its way into my head
as others sleep-
could that have been
the last time I saw you?

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Sunday, October 19, 2008,7:43 PM
dressing myself
dressing myself
with brand new clothes-
counting scars

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Saturday, October 18, 2008,7:41 PM
searching for fireflies
search for fireflies
in dying leaves, hanging
in the limbs

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Thursday, October 16, 2008,8:51 PM
late this night
late this night
I hear the geese cry
as they leave me-
once again
you come to my mind...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008,3:43 PM
face to face
face to face
in the foggy sunrise-
full moon

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008,4:10 PM
good news
good news
found in a letter-
wrong address

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Monday, October 13, 2008,8:36 PM
lost thoughts
lostthoughts2
lost thoughts
hide in cobwebs,
not to return

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Sunday, October 12, 2008,7:17 PM
hidden depth
hidden depth
of the shimmering river-
october blue

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Saturday, October 11, 2008,10:02 PM
in the wind
in the wind,
tops of the oak trees
sway in rhythm-
finding myself loving
things I can't touch

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Thursday, October 09, 2008,8:51 PM
no one sees them
no one sees them,
the words that paint you
on the wall
that surrounds my mind-
only in autumn

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008,8:20 PM
above me
above me,
falling from pine branches,
brown spent needles
on my unkempt hair-
thinner each autumn

from
  • Tangled in Wisteria
  • also from Modern English Tanka (Vol.1 No.2)

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    Tuesday, October 07, 2008,5:45 PM
    I remember you
    I remember you
    on days like this, days
    that bring us
    autumn in cold wind
    and dusty jackets

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    Monday, October 06, 2008,6:40 PM
    morse code
    morse code
    tapped by the rain-
    foggy window

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    Sunday, October 05, 2008,5:27 PM
    lonely man walks
    lonely man walks
    by the tombstones
    among dead leaves

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    Saturday, October 04, 2008,7:33 PM
    knowing I'll lose
    knowing I'll lose
    I continue to fight
    against time
    and what it will bring-
    looking through photo albums

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    Friday, October 03, 2008,5:33 PM
    hollow smile
    hollow smile
    tries its best to cover
    my anxiety-
    sun slides over the hills
    earlier and earlier

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    Thursday, October 02, 2008,9:38 PM
    driving by
    driving by
    a hospital, looking
    at the windows-
    another thankful day
    from the outside

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    Wednesday, October 01, 2008,7:30 PM
    ending the day
    ending the day
    with a new perspective
    on tomorrow-
    pile of old 8 tracks
    in a dusty old box

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