Love (Tanka Poem)

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Colleen’s​ Tuesday’s Tanka for ‘Charm’ and ‘Time’: Using synonyms: ‘Beauty’ and ‘Span’:
Beauty and Romance
Stand Proudly as Lures for Love
Through the Span of Man…
Heart Doth Govern Desire’s Depth,
Passion’s Ebbing and Flowing.
Billy Ray Chitwood on
Billy Ray Chitwood

Billy Ray Chitwood

Author: Website: - B R Chitwood - My Mission: Writing to Discover Me

I'm a young man in an old man's body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul. I've written fourteen books, over three hundred blog posts, in search of those pieces left somewhere in many parts of the globe. You can preview my books on the next page. There's even a Blog page...all my posts are not showing on this recently created blog page, but, if you want to read more, go to my official blog site and check out the archives: http://www.thefinalcurtain1 Writing for me is therapy for the soul. Website:

10 thoughts on “Love (Tanka Poem)”

  1. YOU did it, Billy! Well done, and a lovely Tanka too. I love how you slip in the old poetic touches such as “doth.” Splendid. ❤

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      1. It was perfect! We all get brain fuzz from time to time. No worries. I’m just glad you’re sharing your poetry. ❤

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    1. Only occasionally, Robbie. I’m trying to finish my 15th book, and Social Media, as you surely know, takes so much time…it’s fun but very time-consuming! AND, I like compressing thoughts into short poems… Tanka, I had not tried, but Haiku is my favorite! You do very well, dear Lady! Sending you my best wishes… ♥

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