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Visuals of Spring - (Tanka - 5--7-5-7-7-)
by Carole Mathys

Sunday, April 18, 2010
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Visuals of Spring  


white and purple blooms

perfume the warm morning air

lilacs and jasmine

mingling with the fresh scent

of grass that is newly mowed



on the patio

under a blanket of stars

crickets start their songs

lonesome train whistles join in

small town nighttime serenade



sunlight through the trees

like threads of pale yellow silk

the air is quiet

advancing shadows whisper

merging with the evening dusk



the sun slid downward

slipping past the horizon

tossing up colors

to lay across the still lake

muted afterglow in pinks



© Carole Mathys


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Reviewed by Regis Schilken 1/22/2011
on the patio
under a blanket of stars
crickets start their songs
lonesome train whistles join in
small town nighttime serenade

As a youngster, the monstrosity and power of steam trains obsessed me, particularly at night when their mournful whistle told me that somewhere in the darkness, travelers were speeding toward their destinations in the bright comfort of a well equipped passenger car.
I have lots of trains running in my basement den about 8-10 inches from the ceiling. My grandsons love to visit to spend time down there.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/23/2010
Your elegant poem shimmers with beauty ~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/26/2010
The lovely graphic image and your verses very effectively complement one another in this fine ode to spring, Carole. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/18/2010
Beautifully written Tonka
each a brilliant star within it self
Well Penned, I must say
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/1/2010
Awesome writing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by J M 4/28/2010
"sunlight through the trees
like threads of pale yellow silk..."

i love the imagery in this piece...
this is a gorgeous poem Carole...

Reviewed by jude forese 4/22/2010
wonderful poem ... sooths the soul ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/21/2010
Sublime. Just perfect, Carole - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/20/2010
Ahhhhh.... ;-)
A perfectly lovely write, Carole.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/19/2010
Glorious visions in magical poetry! Love this, Carole,and pic too!

Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/19/2010
There is calm and relaxation in your words and images, and the peace that surpasseth all, Carole. A gentle highly atmospheric poem.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/19/2010
delicate and tranquil. this soothes, rejuvenates and lifts the spirit all in one. lovely pace and tone which make for easy breathing. a very peaceful meditation, complemented by the image and laid-back font. xx
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 4/19/2010
I enjoyed this very much. The structure adds greatly to each stanza. Very nice. J'nia
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/19/2010
Carole this is a stunning poem, touches the physical senses and the heart. A pure pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2010
OMG!!!! This is absolutely amazing, Carole.....right up there with the best poetry I've every read....I'm keeping this've touched me right to my soul.....Wow!!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/19/2010
And there are the hours that this old boy is when he begins to write until the wee hours. Yes, your Visual of Spring are just outside my emotional window...


Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/19/2010
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/18/2010
Carole, this is lovely. Both the poem and the picture compliment each other!! I enjoyed this!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/18/2010
Carole, you have rendered for us the rhythm of nature's advance to spring -- painted a scene that is clear, rich and full of the colors of nature's seasonal wardrobe change -- "advancing shadows whisper, merging with the evening dusk", is a serenade to the imagination -- may peace, joy and love embrace you this day and ever more my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 4/18/2010
Carole, beautiful...advancing shadows whisper
merging with the evening dusk.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 4/18/2010
This was truly a stellar writing. I like YOUR work very much so.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/18/2010
you paint such an engaging picture of nature and the beauty of your world...
Reviewed by Richard Orey 4/18/2010
Vivid imagery colorful as a carnival carousal!
(That's hard to say, isn't it?)

This is fabulous, Carole!

Reviewed by Carin Spirit 4/18/2010
Carole, This is soo peaceful, beautiful and serene. Thank you for sharing. ....and you gave me a lesson, I think I have a better sense of how to write TANKA, I have always afraid to try it. Warmth and Love to you, Carin' Spirit
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