Tag Archives: Tanka

A Field Guide

“I would like

The Discovery of Poetry

to be a field guide to

the natural pleasures

of language –

a happiness we were

born to have.”

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~  Frances Mayes

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Elfje: Cinquain

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say

a word

a whole phrase

out of the mouth

speech

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Tanka: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7

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to communicate

put into so many words

give life a meaning

a story of what happened

plans for what we want to be

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Poem:

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the beautiful grandchild laughed
he saw a monkey that looked just like me
on top of that he believed I was daft
the stories he told as he sat on my knee

emotions arise as I view the legacy
how wonderful is the Great Creators design
the gratitude list excludes jealousy
faith allows all of the stars to align

an attitude of happy, joyous and free
God’s bountiful love is all that I see

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com/

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

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The Medium

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“The medium

is

the message.”

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Marshall McLuhan (1964)

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Elfje: Cinquain

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tall

real high

over the top

a long way up

big

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Tanka:

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what were his motives

very selfish, self centered

I, me, never we


it was always about him

without thinking of others

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Poem:

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there is this crazy lady from Daytona Beach
reality was never within her reach
relationships always involved a hostage
her definition of love was the word bondage

she is always right, never wrong
the choice in music is invariably her song
every emotion involves a twist or a turn
someone always ends up with the heartburn

accusing everyone of having her own bad habits
is very adept at preforming mental acrobatics
behind the smoke and mirrors she is a saboteur
the family knows but they chose to ignore her

she remains needy, selfish and self centered 
ego driven and emotionally demented
those who know keep her in their prayers
nothing will happen as long as she is unawares

God will intervene, we pray she listens
she knows the name of some very good physicians
for those she harmed, time will heal
do not let your memory of her warp the way you feel
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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

https://meandtheboss.com/

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