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Tides Of Memory (tanka)

Updated on January 30, 2015

They return in tides

Every drop of memory

Moments once thought past

In the rivers of one’s life

From eternal sea of time



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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      How very profoundly beautiful.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      How true! Memories do come back in tides - great metaphor.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The tides continue to ebb and flow, whispering their songs of what once was...

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      So symbolic, those tides of memory, eternally coming ashore.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      this was indeed.. deep.. and amazing

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Loved this. Already passed on.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very beautiful and profound tanka!

      Love this!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, I love this one. "They return in tides/every drop of memory" is so true, and becomes truer with the passing of the years. Thank you!

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Mhatter99.... aahhh yes....and the tides are usually low and filled with debris that you thought had gone to the landfill years ago...thanks for the share....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Martin!!!!!!!!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      This is beautiful and voted that way.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      This is so true Martin. Beautifully written!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York


      Beautiful! Why do the painful tides seem to roll in stronger than the pleasant ones? Tell me the next time you're heading to the beach, I'll pack a bag :-)


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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Love this. How beautifully you have shared this. Those tides of moments past do roll in and around us for sure.

      Voted up ..beautiful and awesome...shared

      Angels are on the way :) ps