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Spring Moments (English Tanka)
by Carole Mathys
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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~ Spring Moments ~


footsteps fall softly
on a trail of pink pedals
tracing the winds path
swirling like noisy leaves
a gust of sparrows


gathering clouds
the moment before dark
a flash of lightning
as the frog jumps
into the sounds of rain

at the seashore, low tide
as daylight disappears
the sky went pink
and the ocean beneath it
blushed in response


(c) Carole Mathys
April 2008





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Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/20/2008
Dear Friend
Been out for a while
Back now, how could I have missed
these wonderful offering
Excellent Tanks each one
truly enjoyed
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/3/2008
"A trail of pink petals". A vision of peace with nature is painted in my mind. A poem harmoniuos with our natural abode. Your poem relaxes and soothes my psyche. Well done. Jon Michael Willey
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 5/2/2008
Just lovely, Carole! There was a time I would not have appreciated the beauty of these short happy I am that I do now..)

Hugs, Myrna
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/2/2008
Would that those pink petals be Magnolias. Also liked the ocean verse too. and it is a great poem. From your heart and tells a lot.
Reviewed by Art Sun 5/2/2008
A splendid walk through the moments of spring....your thoughts give us a refreshing view as we read this very nice work through poem...

very nice work Carole...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/1/2008
Through your words I could hear the water lapping up on the sand in a subtle, rhythmic beat....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Dark Knight 5/1/2008
Very creative Carole-proud of you!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/1/2008
You do these to utter perfection,each wondrous, the last one stunning! You've been missed Carole, so good to have you here, hope you stay awhile;-)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/1/2008
Most magical, Carole; very well penned/imaged! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/1/2008
Your Spring moments are wondrous!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/1/2008
Shouldn't be there a little spider to scare the jeebeezes out of a lady or two? (just been mean this morning, coffee too strong?)

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/1/2008
Beautiful imagery...exquisite writing.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/30/2008
This displays much movement, beauty and sounds,, Excellent Carole.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/30/2008
Oh very beautiful sweet lady..have a wonderful and safe day...Hugs
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/30/2008
Exquisite perfection in imaged verse - well done, Carole! Nice to see you again - you've been missed!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/30/2008
Don't think I have ever read a poem of springtime with more eloquence and without all the hoopla which usually comes with this so-called most cherished season . . . Give me a bare-limbed tree silhouetted against the darkening sky and I'm happy . . . Very nicely done, Carole . . .
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/30/2008

A perfect diamond to glow on the closing of The National Poetry Month...
Art and wise eyes meet to depict "Spring Moments (English Tanka).

I salute You, Poet.

May The AUTHOR of all of us live poems keep feeding the humanity of our minds to nourish the eternity of our souls.

In respect and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 4/30/2008
Wonderful, Carole...gust of the frog jumps / into the sound of rain. Yes, wonderful. Gene.
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