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A Tempting Treasure

December 31, 2012
By natcac SILVER, Folsom, California
natcac SILVER, Folsom, California
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Favorite Quote:
1John 4:16

The silky petals,
The perilous, pointed thorns,
The many layers,
Deep, smooth crimson coloring,
A rose, a tempting treasure.

The author's comments:
This is a Japanese Tanka, a poem with a strict structure and only thirty-one syllables. My goal in writing this poem was to describe a rose without completely giving away what the subject of the poem was until the very end.

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