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Garden Of His Days (tanka)

Updated on January 29, 2015

Looking at garden

The symbol of his days’ work

The blossoms and tears

Searching deep within his heart

Was it worth it after all





Note: If you look closely at Arlene's arm you will see the rash caused by the stress of success.

Arlene and I at my BIG installation.


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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Beautiful couple and wonderful tanka!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings to you both.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great poem and a wonderful photo. Thanks for sharing, Martin.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love the photo. Happy memories.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just wonderful. You made a very lovely and happy couple.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful couple. Garden of his days...Lovely..

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Lovely tanka to match a lovely couple -

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wonderfully done :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida


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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I liked the tanka, and even more the couple.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      The answer to that, at least for me, is yes, it is always worth it...and it is always worth it for me to read your sharings...

      Voted UP+++++ and shared

      Have a lovely day, my friend Martin

      Angels are on the way :) ps

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Top notch,lovely and thought provoking poem!Sir Martin, look down at the picture below.I wonder why do you have that eye there lol

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful tanka and beautiful couple! I like this photo best of all.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, what a lovely couple! Beautiful tanka.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper