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Love (Tanka Poem)

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Colleen’s​ Tuesday’s Tanka for ‘Charm’ and ‘Time’: Using synonyms: ‘Beauty’ and ‘Span’:
Beauty and Romance
Stand Proudly as Lures for Love
Through the Span of Man…
Heart Doth Govern Desire’s Depth,
Passion’s Ebbing and Flowing.
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10 comments on “Love (Tanka Poem)

  1. YOU did it, Billy! Well done, and a lovely Tanka too. I love how you slip in the old poetic touches such as “doth.” Splendid. ❤

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    1. Oh, I was hoping you would like that… Thanks so much for your patience! The brain gets sluggish once in a while! 🙂

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      1. It was perfect! We all get brain fuzz from time to time. No worries. I’m just glad you’re sharing your poetry. ❤

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      2. Thank you, dear lady Colleen… ♥

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  2. Gwen Plano says:

    Oh, I love these lines: Heart Doth Govern Desire’s Depth, Passion’s Ebb and Flow. Beautiful! ♥

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  3. Thank you, dear Gwen…you make my day! ♥♥♥


  4. Lovely, Billy Ray. I see that you are catching the bug of these snappy little poems.

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    1. Only occasionally, Robbie. I’m trying to finish my 15th book, and Social Media, as you surely know, takes so much time…it’s fun but very time-consuming! AND, I like compressing thoughts into short poems… Tanka, I had not tried, but Haiku is my favorite! You do very well, dear Lady! Sending you my best wishes… ♥

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    1. Thank you so much. My best wishes. ♥


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