Shores Of Words (tanka)

Sunset had returned

On all that could have been done

In some other place

By ones who were not landlocked

On the sunny shores of words

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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

"...landlocked on the sunny shore of words." Beautiful line.

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LupitaRonquillo 3 years ago from Colorado

"sunset had returned on all that could of been done.." :D

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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

wowwwww just so brilliant this one is !!!!!!!!!!!

shared and votes up way.

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Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

Deep and smooth, like proper scotch. Really enjoyed it... Sharing :-)

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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Your few words work - meaningful, and in reflection -landlocked reflects where it was the norm to be - while dismissing other damaging aspects of a relationship

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Dear Martin

You have such an amazing gift...being able to choose just a few words to paint an image that is lasting and thought-provking. Thanks for sharing tis with us. Angels are on the way ps

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

yeah, I like it :)

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Nice. So smooth and meaningful.

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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

You are such an inspiration. I have not messed around with the tanka in a very long time. Thanks for reminding me of this form.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful, power-packed words here. Sometimes less is really more!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99...done as only you could do...enjoyed....

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sweetie2 3 years ago from Delhi

Very good poem..

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Beautiful use of words here. Brief and to the point and lovely.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Absolutely beautiful.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Yes, words. They can take you to so many places, then you return to reality when you close the cover. Excellent!

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Wow, this is so deep... I'm trying to swim away from the shallow end to get to it :D Awesome Martin... simply beautiful!

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