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The Riverside (tanka)

Updated on February 22, 2013

By the riverside

She still waits to say goodbye

To a love she met

Many happy smiles ago

There along the riverside


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful picture and words as always Martin.


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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Very nice. Reminds me of the old song "Brandy".

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. This was just lovely.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Now this is sheer beauty. Great job, Martin.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Mhatter99....beautifully written..simple and many lovers sit and wait...

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      rexy 4 years ago

      really sweet... nice photo..

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      Ah, just beautifully written and expressed. The photo is perfect for the tanka. Nicely done. Voted up!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      This is beautiful, Martin. But then, I expect nothing less from you. You are the master, indeed!

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Wonderful! Thank you for sharing my friend.

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      dallaswriter 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This was beautiful and to the point. The picture is what really stands out with the words. I would have loved to have read more... I will watch for your next creation :) Blessings...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      I'm into your tanka also -so economical and so meaningful...

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      So much said with so less. Heart is here you have blended sure. And what an imagery to go with ! Many shares and votes all +++++++

      God bless you

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I like these tankas. You might have made a convert. :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Still waiting . . . Ahh.

      Perfect imagery.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper