Saturday, January 31, 2009,9:01 PM
your eyes glisten
your eyes glisten
in the bokeh shadow
of a crescent moon

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Friday, January 30, 2009,10:05 PM
explaining
explaining
to the class the meaning
of "8 tracks"-
not knowing whether to laugh
or cry...

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Thursday, January 29, 2009,8:06 PM
midnight fog
midnight fog,
thick with love letters
never written

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009,10:56 PM
recollecting
recollecting
recollecting
our last time together-
frozen silence

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Monday, January 26, 2009,7:14 PM
haunting sound of sleet
haunting sound of sleet
blowing through the trees
in the dark-
a forgotten e-mail
re-read and re-read

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Saturday, January 24, 2009,9:24 PM
my thoughts
my thoughts,
my ideas, my muse,
where have you gone?
bare sunset sky
slowly loses its color
.
(for Kent)

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Thursday, January 22, 2009,8:48 PM
at what point
at what point
do I stop planning
for tomorrow?
looking for two socks
that match

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009,7:35 PM
my mind
my mind
travels farther than
my hands
but it is lost
when it comes to touch

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009,8:31 PM
an old picture
anoldpicture
an old picture
found in an old book-
afternoon fog

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Monday, January 19, 2009,8:33 PM
using vowels
using vowels
and consonants
to make words
such as "consonants"
and "vowels"
.
(Sorry. I spent way too much time with teachers today. Kids will be back tomorrow. )

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Sunday, January 18, 2009,8:34 PM
making dots
making dots
on a piece of paper-
how easily
I can control something
when I hold it in my hands

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Saturday, January 17, 2009,8:35 PM
counting them
counting them-
the things I'll never
write about

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Friday, January 16, 2009,8:15 PM
aujourd'hui, c'est beau
aujourd'hui, c'est beau
she says to me, practicing
her french,
as snowflakes seem
to fall lighter

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Thursday, January 15, 2009,4:44 PM
I know all
iknowall
I know all
I need to know about
you, winter-
your beauty thinly covers
your deadly purpose

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009,4:04 PM
walking slowly
walking slowly
knowing it doesn't matter
when he gets there
the elderly man
in the nursing home

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Monday, January 12, 2009,8:22 PM
trees shudder
trees shudder
in the winter wind-
loneliness

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Sunday, January 11, 2009,7:28 PM
sitting outside
sitting outside
listening to Bruce Springsteen,
smiling at the moon
remembering your name-
at least for a while...

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Saturday, January 10, 2009,8:16 PM
quietly brought out
quietlybroughtout
quietly brought out,
my passion for all to see
night after night,
yet covered with a mask-
full moon appears at sunset

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Friday, January 09, 2009,9:36 PM
we walk slowly
we walk slowly
down the crowded sidewalk
in the rain,
forgetting my age- hoping
you will do the same

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Thursday, January 08, 2009,5:31 PM
the pen sits
the pen sits
in my hand, waiting
for words-
a far above hawk
circles silently

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009,9:04 PM
a new perfume
a new perfume
in the air brings back
old memories-
warmer today
than yesterday

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009,8:08 PM
as they sleep
as they sleep
I see our faces
on our children

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Monday, January 05, 2009,8:58 PM
you study them
you study them,
the paintings on the wall,
one by one-
my attention is drawn
to the beauty of the wall

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Sunday, January 04, 2009,8:28 PM
Chopin etude
Chopin etude
at an art exhibition
as background
cold fingers create
their own form of beauty
.

from
Tangled in Wisteria

also Modern English Tanka (Vol.1, No.2)

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Saturday, January 03, 2009,9:06 PM
you visit me
youvisitme
you visit me
through written words
in a dream
as I float above you
in the clouds

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Friday, January 02, 2009,9:56 PM
warmer tonight
warmer tonight
than usual, bringing me
dreams of fireflies-
some times the reason to live
is small and quiet

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Thursday, January 01, 2009,3:40 PM
the lady
the lady
walks by me, as always,
with her purse-
answers to the questions
that no one asks

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