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Even A Tear (tanka)

Updated on January 31, 2015

When even a tear

Born in sorrow’s endless night

Silent after all

Still springs sparkles of a light

What reflections do we see


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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      This reminds me that it's always the darkest before the dawn... this is something I need to hear today.. thank you :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      OHHH martin so beautiful again a tear .. makes me cry



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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very nice!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      mmmmmm...beautiful and deep...

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      How carefully you choose just the right combination of words to create imagery that reaches into the soul.

      Thank you for sharing this, Martin.

      Voted Up++

      Sending Angels to you today :) ps

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome, and so beautifully written.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Thought provoking, Martin, God bless.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Deeply beautiful...

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Sweet words, wonderful writing.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, indeed, what do we see? It can change, just like a mood.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Yes, what reflections do we see? Wonderful and profound.

      Voted up and sharing

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh so beautiful !!!

      Thanks for sharing.


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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Short, but sweet. I liked it! Voted up for sure and awesome! : )

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Beautiful words are reflected from midnight's tears.

      You paint a profound picture, Martin. Well done!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I had to read this three times to get the meaning. Now I get it. Very thought provoking, Martin!

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and profound.It says more than its words.Thanks so much for this poem.

      Have a nice day.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Beautiful :) You sure know how to use words to express feelings!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      very nice .. I like it !

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very profound and beautiful words (less is more sometimes).

      Excellent, Mh!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper