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Shores Of Words (tanka)

Updated on May 21, 2013

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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      Cat 4 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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      Deb Hirt 4 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely beautiful.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

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

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      sweetie2 4 years ago from Delhi

      Very good poem..

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

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

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      Faith Reaper 4 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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      ocfireflies 4 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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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice. So smooth and meaningful.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      yeah, I like it :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 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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      travmaj 4 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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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

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

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      deergha 4 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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      LupitaRonquillo 4 years ago

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

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

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