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Conceived at dawn (Tanka Couplet)

gentle brush of breeze
upon soft dewy petals
awakens desire

passion flower is excited
like a maiden is in wait

flutter bee alights
within her welcome embrace
to feast on nectar

consumed in the aftermath
she now dreams about babies

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What a lovely Tanka couplet, raj. I believe there should be no alliterations, as in the first strophe, but you know better.
Altogether perfect. Title is suggestive of what's to come. I like the ending, the girl dreaming of babies, tho' that might be a bit old fashioned.
Enjoyed, no nits, Gracy

"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

Thank you for taking time to read and your comments. Good to know you enjoyed reading it.

be well..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Thanks Teddy for taking time to read and for your comment...i too have written quite a few poems in free verse...

just for your information:-

How to Write a Tanka Poem. Tanka poems follow a set of rules. They all have five lines and each line follows a pattern: the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, the third line has five syllables, the fourth line has seven syllables, and the fifth line has seven syllables.

Enjoy your holiday..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Hi Teddy...i know it's not intentional...can happen to anyone...for a moment I was surprised to see the numbers against the poem in stream which is rare for my

so thanks for the surprise though momentary...:)

raj (sublime_ocean)

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