I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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8 September 2009

The Photo

30 Poems in 30 Days: Day 6 
Use the same (or similar) words in both your first line and last line, but change the order or the meaning of the words from the first line to the last line. 

This one's doing double duty as my Tanka on Tuesday (MySpace) piece this week.


Close, he looks nervous;
closer, secretly amused.
My smile looks happy,
reflections obscure my eyes.
Body language? We look close!


(This is also doing duty as my “Tanka on Tuesday” at MySpace today – being posted to both places Tuesday 8th in my part of the world.)

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