Friendships come and go.
Fleeting moments of closeness,
then separation.
Yet, some blossom in your heart.
A lifelong fragrance of love.

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Narrative: This poem is a Tanka which is an unrhymed Japanese poem consisting of five lines of 5/7/5/7/7. (This is a condensed version of the form. To see the full form visit my Poetry Forms page.)


    1. Kira says:

      Staci!!!! How are you? Does this mean you are back? I have missed your art and poetry. Oh, itโ€™s Kirsten by the way ๐Ÿ™‚ and thank you!

      1. OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Kirsten, so great to see you. Love the new blog design. Want to do one for me? Just jk. Hahaha. Actually, I am coming back, but Iโ€™m starting a video channel which Iโ€™ll incorporate into and make together with the blog.
        Oh Iโ€™m so glad itโ€™s you. We have to talk sometime. Iโ€™m moving to Canada. Big changes coming up.
        Blessings ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

      2. Kira says:

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet friend! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•. So glad to hear that you are coming back! What kind of videos? I like your idea of coming a video channel with your blog.

        Canada!!! Girl you get to go everywhere! Yes we will definitely have to talk soon. Change can be such an amazing opportunity! Blessings ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

      3. Like quick videos about different topics based on my worldview. Oftentimes Iโ€™ll share things I create, just like on the blog but other times somewhat of a devotional.

        Haha, yea, Iโ€™m finally returning to Canada after 17 years away. Also going to put the kids in school after 4 years of homeschooling. My aspie really needs to learn how to be in a school situation.

        Thanks for the bday greetings.

        Any chance youโ€™d ever come out to Vancouver? ๐Ÿ˜†

      4. Kira says:

        Oh that sounds so cool about your videos and devotions! I look forward to them.

        Canada sounds like it will be exciting. I will be praying for the kids and school. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

        And yes, I would actually consider coming to Vancouver. I want to do some photography up there ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Kira says:

      Awesome! I always look forward to seeing what you will come up from the photo or the poetry form! Great loving message in this too.

      I have a doozy of a form coming up. Well, itโ€™s not really that bad itโ€™s just a new one for me and I had to think! Lol

      1. When I first saw the picture, I didn’t think I was going to have anything, but then it just spilled out in a matter of seconds. I wish writing was like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Kira says:

        Ahhh, but the thing is you are writing. Even though it is a different kind of writing. I am hoping that these poems will trigger you to write piece of flash fiction. 500 words or less. And then after couple of those you will be triggered to write a short story. See the pattern?!? ๐Ÿ™‚

        The good news is that you are writing! Even if it is shorter and different! I am having to recognize that with my art. What I am creating is different than my normal, but it is still me creating art. So, I am trying to embrace that and see where it leads me!

      3. Oh, I know. And that’s why I appreciate your prompts, which pull something out of me that I don’t typically get elsewhere. I think part of it is that the poetry forms are … relatively easy for me. Not too complicated, typically don’t require rhymes, and the pictures have sparked something in me.

        As for flash fiction … I’d like to do that, but these days when an idea strikes it typically takes thousands of words to finish. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Well, off to work … sigh. Ugh. Yippee!!!

      4. Kira says:

        Lol…I need to head off too. Have a good day at work.

        I am going to post a flash fiction writing prompt in the near future (have to write mine first). So maybe it will spark something too ๐Ÿ™‚ and 1000 words is fine. Guidelines are meant to be broken!

    1. Kira says:

      Thank you! Yes it is. I have many friends come and go as they move from here, but I am blessed to have a group of friends from my childhood.

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