Thursday 18 August 2016


read my letter as
you would pare ripe fruit - juiced
liquid clinging thick
words settle on your tongue - soft
as snowflake, tanged with sugar


moon song - velvety
against swaying maple trees
your face is candle
flicking deep night stars  - amber
against slope of my chest - pinked

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Tanka, hosted by Kanzensakura.

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  1. These are both so very beautiful I love the luscious sensual aspect of the love letter, juiced like pared fruit -- sweetness and tang of lips -- reading delicious.

    Your face as candle shifts me from the outdoor scene to the indoor love. Wonderfully and subtlety done.

  2. These are both so lovely and you are writing as Scarlet...which means sensual from you. Both of these are very sensual but subtle as a feather on skin. Lovely!

  3. I can easily see why these are your favorites... somehow your use of fruits and that juice is like Georgia O'Keefe painted her fruits.. luscious..

  4. I am so totally smitten with these!! ❤️

  5. Very sensual. I caught myself biting my lip after reading. :)

  6. Lovely Grace, done in your signature style :)

  7. Beautiful and sensual. I like the first tanka best. :)

  8. Both are so beautifully writ, the first tinged with deep sensuality.

  9. I think you may have mastered the art of the tanka, Grace. Love the image of reading a letter like juiced fruit...very sensual and suggestive. I like your use of colors in your second tanka...very effective. Both, just perfect!

  10. Love "read my letter like you would pare ripe fruit". A simply delicious simile!

  11. Would sure get a little thrill but fit the bill haha

  12. your use of enjambment makes the juice of these two tankas flow with so much ease and grace

  13. Blankets of
    pattern love
    spread quilt
    of linGeRinG

  14. Juicing will make the face expand full of goodness and colored amber at night!


  15. Gorgeous as ever – and everything tanka should be, I think.

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