Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nightime



the quarter moon sighed softly,
watching children sleep deeply.
will he ever get to play
hide and seek with them all day ?


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the sun yawned, ready to fall      
after watching concert hall  
she didn't want to wake up late,
putting all in grumpy state !


0~0~


the stars are quiet tonight 
listening to sounds, so light
a wish, prayer, poet's words,
to sparkle long dreary roads !




Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads :   Tanaga poems
A tanaga is a short poem of four lines, each line seven syllables with a single rhyme. Today, other rhyme schemes are used, including freestyle rhyme, but for the purpose of this exercise, let's try to stick with couplets.

So, here's our form:
XXXXXXA
XXXXXXA
XXXXXXB
XXXXXXB



picture credit:   here

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Grace, three lovely poems connected to one another through the picture, and through you.

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  2. Love how the words and image connect...the last one is my favorite

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  3. I love that first one, especially with the picture!

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  4. Wow- you did three! I really like all of them equally!

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  5. Like how you mixed night and day creating their own unique world of sorts. Nice rhyming too, but between me and you, roads and words doesn't really rhyme.

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  6. Thank you everyone.

    Pat...let me see if I can improve this ~

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  7. Wow, Grace, a triple play! Your tanaga are lovely! Thank you for showing us this form!

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  8. You sparkled my road tonight, lovely approach to the heavens.

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  9. sparkle those roads grace...these were nice...and sorry for the scare this morning...smiles.

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  10. Beautiful picture with words and thoughts to match. You worked wonders with the form.

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  11. Wow Grace, you did a great job!
    Thank you for sharing this lost art form with us~

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