|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|Perhaps it's my current perspective of the world; I think the pic shows a dude, legs up, with a butterfly about to fly up his wahoo. The two dudes on the side are giving thumbs-up (probably politicians). Anyhow, I know how everyday can crush creativity. I've come to notice that much of your insight develops from communing with nature. This here is an inspired write. I especially enjoyed the imagery. Love and hugs,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Man, Rich, you make me think too much...not good for the nation or me for that matter...e|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|'Two souls brooding in one key'....'Wisdoms melody exposing intricate paths drawing the hearer into the deep mysteries of life's richer fulfillments'-------- BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Freakish is right! I see things so I must be crazy. You are a wizard with many forms.
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|Oh, very well done, Richard! Love "Aria"!
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|This is a full-bodied experience in poetry, reborn over and over until it morphs into my favorite, which is "Pizzicato"...but not just because there is a violoncellist in that one but also because it has such energy and power. I see the Rorschach upside down, as someone dancing with a butterfly between their legs.
This one is amazing, Richard.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|The rorschach - i daren't say what i see
but it's got something to do with not so fine dining;
the terms and their forms are splendid, Richard,
TONALITY is tops for me -
"Two souls brooding in one key"
how good that is!
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|I played with Tonka as a kid, had the bulldozer, the crane, the steel dump truck, the mighty front loader, the tough grader, the skid steer loader and the backhoe. Sorry, I'm in a very weird mood today. The things we do to tackle writer's block. The Rorschach looks to me like 2 native women fighting over a cauldron while a butterfly head-dives into the soup. Should tell you what my wife's cooking is like.......yes, anyway this i believe is the first time i've run across this format; but it's certainly insightful and creative, reveals the vagaries of intimacy, the tests of time, patience, love and tolerance, a technical masterpiece, especially liked the chromaticism stanza.|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Thanks, Richard, for this journey into your world of tanka.
You inspire me, my friend, to TRY to expand my haiku into tanka.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Thank you for the the education, my first exposure to Tanka. Quite an enjoyable format, especially when it appears to have been done well. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|Richard, you are forcing me to Tanka! ...and I'm LOVING it!
I especially like "CHROMATICISM"...I hear the music of our people past when listening to the waters flowing over the pebbles that lie quiet for everyone else...and I'm taking "NOTES!" :)
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|It's good to read someone other than me feels this way sometimes
These are unique Tanka's - I especially like the last one.
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|I love tanka, and you have done a marvelous job with this tanka tutorial...well done.