Month: March 2014

Tanka: Deathly Dark

Tanka: Deathly Dark Short days of winter retreating into myself curled by the fire. Hidden within dark shadows the spark of new beginnings. ~ Betsy ~ December 20, 2005

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Tanka: Cutting Out Evil

Tanka: Cutting Out Evil Cutting out evil by closing off one’s senses seeker’s sacrifice. Holiness gained with a price spontaneity is lost. ~ Betsy ~ October 12, 2005

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Tanka: Reflecting Sunlight

  Tanka: Reflecting Sunlight Reflecting sunlight turning heads inviting me to join your beauty. I feel drawn to surrender merging together as ONE. ~ Betsy ~ April 22, 2005

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Tanka: Watching Reactions

Tanka: Watching Reactions Watching reactions intention keeps me busy goals are truly vain. Allowing space-less presence I feel my heart beating loud. ~ Betsy ~ March 13, 2005

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Tanka: Like A Crouched Tiger

Tanka: Like A Crouched Tiger Like a crouched tiger I’m pouncing on everything that crosses my path. Circle of provocation endless reason to fight back. ~ Betsy ~ March 3, 2005

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Tanka: Putting Head in Sand

Tanka: Putting Head in Sand Putting head in sand dark and quiet comforts me calms my reactions. I can’t risk to see myself through reflections of people. ~ Betsy ~ October 12, 2005

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Tanka: Orange Blossom Time

Tanka: Orange Blossom Time Orange blossom time heady scent attracting me drawing me closer. Flowers filling my eyesight connection beyond senses. ~ Betsy ~ April 21, 2005

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Tanka: Unconscious Background

Tanka: Unconscious Background Unconscious background. While busy engaged in thoughts I’m blind as a bat. Listening to silent breeze I see the moon in the sky. ~ Betsy ~ April 7, 2005

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Tanka: Suffering Blind Spot’s

Tanka: Suffering Blind Spot’s Suffering blind spot’s: profound interpretation giving sense to life. Living on water’s surface fear of sinking into depth. ~ Betsy ~ February 25, 2005

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Tanka: Dying Gasps

Tanka: Dying Gasps Dying gasps – hiccups old dreams rising to the top presence is misty. It’s too dark and cold outside the tortoise closes it’s shell. ~ Betsy ~ March 16, 2005

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Tanka: Letting Go Of Fear

Tanka: Letting Go Of Fear Letting go of fear stretching hand to stroke wild cat returned connection. Being drawn towards the silence fading into the background. ~ Betsy ~ April 10, 2005

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Tanka: Eyes of Creator

Tanka: Eyes of Creator   Eyes of creator observing the happenings new inspiration. Plans modified as they’re formed never-ending creation. ~ Betsy ~ June 25, 2000

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Tanka: Miserable Life

Tanka: Miserable Life Miserable life. Longing for sunshine’s bright face underneath dark clouds. Desire’s realm – hidden motion rainbow dreams of being born. ~ Betsy ~ April 21, 2000

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Tanka: Chipmunk

chipmunk hiding

Tanka: Chipmunk Chipmunk on rail fence head hidden under a leaf body in plain sight. Eyes perceiving world through fear colored picture of safety. ~ Betsy ~ May 22, 2000

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Tanka: I Am Never Now

tree face

Tanka: I Am Never Now Today wasn’t great tomorrow will be better I am never NOW. My feet never touch the ground ‘I’ live my life in my head. ~ Betsy ~ March 29, 2005

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Tanka: Smiling Flower Face

pansy in snow

Tanka: Smiling Flower Face Smiling flower face survivor of Winter’s breath bright color in snow. Without dreams of better times accepting life’s bounty now. ~ Betsy ~ April 22, 2000

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Tanka: No Morels

three Morels in forest

Tanka: No Morels No morels for days dropping search – enjoying walk seeing rotting elm. Investigating elm tree three big morels growing there. ~ Betsy ~ May 5, 2000

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Tanka: Celebrate Today!

Celebrate Today

Tanka: Celebrate Today!   Celebrate today! Prisms of light reflecting rainbow in dark sky. Fading color – gleaming gold endless treasure – open eyes. ~ Betsy ~ February 6, 2000

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Tanka: Little Blue Nuthatch

Little Blue Nuthatch

Tanka: Little Blue Nuthatch Little blue nuthatch home is hole in rotting tree happy to have nest. No concern about next storm toppling temporary home. ~ Betsy ~ May 5, 2000

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Tanka: Last Walk Through Dark Clouds?

Tanka: Last Walk Through Dark Clouds? Last walk through dark clouds? Inspiration seems to lead feet follow later. Dissolving old boundaries opening new horizons. ~ Betsy ~ October 25, 2000

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Tanka: Quietly Seeing

Tanka: Quietly Seeing Quietly seeing creatively reacting to the here and now. Open heart observes response acceptance of new lesson. ~ Betsy ~ January 9, 2000

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Tanka: Heart Chakra Open

Tanka: Heart Chakra Open Heart chakra open dancing to beating rhythm rock ‘n roll frenzy. Twirling energy output creating music with band. ~ Betsy ~ 2000

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Tanka: Thundering Downpour

Tanka: Thundering downpour Thundering downpour cardinal singing his song a lone voice in storm. Perhaps he’s happy like me needed rain will fatten fruit. ~ Betsy ~ May 8, 2000

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Tanka: I wear many masks

Tanka: I wear many masks I wear many masks. I’m a hallow changing shell collected by my past. Finding true self in the mix all my faces join as one. ~ Betsy ~ October 31, 2000

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Tanka: Calmly observing

  Tanka: Calmly Observing Calmly observing walking on path in forest my self fades away… May-apples poking through leaves lost in new growth of Spring. ~ Betsy ~ April 14, 2000

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Tanka: Castles in the air

Tanka: Castles in the Air Castles in the air   humanities harmony boundless common dream. Unseen force urging people to learn how to get along. Guiding inner light unraveling thought patterns showing us the way. Eye tuned in to hear

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Tanka: Catbird

Tanka: Catbird Grey body – black cap catbird returns singing his song elusive creature. Shrubs emitting irony happy to hear his fake song. ~ Betsy ~ May 12, 2000

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Five Tanka: Manifestation

Five Tanka: Manifestation Manifestation one’s created intention reflections of self. Explained meaning of being the cart is before the horse. Identifying – sucked into old behavior valuing the known. Watching observer’s reactions clear view of what’s going on. Dividing apart

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Tanka: Open up your heart

7 Minute Energy Healing: Read the poem. Next click the play button on the player below. If you want to keep your eyes open, gaze gently at the image. Now just listen to the music and while doing so allow

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