Tanka Collection I Poem by Bryce Edward Coast

Tanka Collection I



Kaleidoscope:

Symmetric patterns
Whirling psychedelically
Gems, prisms, marvels
Bedazzling the eye-peering
Through cylindrical tube
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Dragonflies:

Like helicopters
They rev their propeller wings
From lily pads, launch
Zigzagging across the pond
Hovering at intervals
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Spring R: : a: : i: : n: :

Heavenly teardrops
Fall upon the thirsting ground
With percussive sound
As roots and buds soak it in
I too, with open arms, grin
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My Guitar:

6 Strings,20 frets
On them I play of love, and
All of my regrets
Fingers knowing where to go
Notes like feelings, high and low
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A Time Machine:

Will it e'er exist?
This invention... fantasy
Only in movies?
Will the powers-that-be let
Us change whatever we want?
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April Fools Day:

Everyone gets Punk'd
On the first day of the month
Don't know who to trust
So be careful with your wit
Some people won't take that sh*t
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Bunny Ears Prank:

Unbeknownst gesture
Two fingers behind my head
: -) Funny photograph
The family pic victim
I'll get them back later on
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Canadian Geese:

In V-Formation
Honking through the evening sky
I watched them go by
Twas utter magnificence
Except for the feces bombs
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Footsie:

Secret flirtation
Under surface of table
Hidden from eyesight
Their hands stayed off each other
But their feet weren't able
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The Wonder Years:

Memories narrate
These once childhood avenues
Of our growing up
Where through adolescence we
Learned and changed with the seasons
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Summer Night Magic:

Fireflies blinking
Crickets synched like metronome
The frogs ((ribbeting))
Under moon, full upon us
Camping out in the middle
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Paparazzi:

Like monkeys they are
Trying to get a snapshot
Chasing after you
Impeding automobiles
Daring you to step on it
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Stray Cat Dual:

Sounds like two babies
Wailing outside your window
Building crescendo
Throw a shoe, that'll end it
Then you can go back to bed
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Bar Room Brawl

Touch a man’s woman
Fists fly, glass breaks, tables flip
A chain reaction
Setting off a “Battle Royal”
It all started with a touch
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Renaissance Faire:

Costume festival
Emulating history
Be it jokers, kings,
Vikings, pirates, centaurs, elves
Performing for amusement
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Easter Egg “Hiding”:

Drawers, cabinets,
Mailbox, bushes, couch, socks,
Egg cartons in fridge,
Doghouse, toy box, sandbox, vents...
{Write them down, you might forget! }

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