from verdant bud
petals’ shy revealing
blushing at the sun’s warm kisses
the hidden nectar, a sweet seduction
to hungry dance of birds and bees
sensuous, you make seed
so new life may


Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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Please check out Linda J. Wollf’s  explanation and example of Rictameter Verse:

84 thoughts on “Sensuous

  1. Dear Tanya, this is so exquisitely revealed, using “revealed” with intention. There are so many subtle references that build to a crescendo. Whew. Well done. Keith

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    1. Thank you, Keith! It was my first go at Rictameter Verse. It feels “addictive” to me the way that haiku and tanka do. I will probably be crafting more of these in the future. Have a great day, my friend!😊

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      1. I have yet to see much protest against trump, just a lot of bluster and posturing. Besides the women’s march, not much in the organized protest department.

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      2. I think it needs to get to that place…something with the passion of noDAPL protesting…people are so distracted. I’m not sure what gets us there.


      1. It is part of what I love about the blogging community. I only learned about Rictameter Verse, because you took the time to explain it and post some beautiful examples of it. It’s like getting a new toy to play with…Lol

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      1. Well, congratulations to Wisconsin on the victory! I’m sure a number of people there are dealing with the weather a bit better today… 🙂

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      2. Well, they are 27-9 for the season, a .750 winning pct. They must play with that intensity you talk about often! I did watch them for part of their game the other night. I played basketball in high school, but that was a very long time ago. And we weren’t very good…
        Oh well!


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      3. So do I. Even though I am from the USC/UCLA general area, I am behind Wisconsin…they are my “horse in this race!”

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      1. I have been recently more adventurous with new styles and still learning my way, but I loved this very much, but some styles are as you say more addictive than others, your words flowed and rolled on my tongue, sweet doesn’t even begin to describe it. Thanks Tanya! – Gina

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      2. Well, thank you, Gina! That’s very sweet of you. I loved this form. Because you start and end with the same two syllables, you have to connect the beginning to the end. That’s challenging and great fun. I’m going to play with it some more. It’s like a new toy in the toy box! I’m loving your blog, btw! Your writing is wonderful, and I appreciate the positive and supportive attitude you bring to the blogging community. It’s inspiring!


      3. Thank you for the kind words and warmth! Oh that’s how it goes with the syllables, no wonder it rolls like a luscious pineapple lump candy! Love playing with new toys, what a lovely description about writing! I am still new at all this, still the baby among the giants!

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    1. Thank you, Roger! It is a lot of fun to play with…like a new toy! I’m going to try a few more of them. I love the fact that it starts and ends at the same place. Hope you are feeling better…

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      1. I did a paella for Clare, my own version. It’s more a zarzuela or rice with “something different every time” … It was good though. I’ll do one for you when you come up to visit!

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    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot to me that you thought of me. I’m not current participating in awards due to lack of time, but I really appreciate the thought. Congratulations on the nomination on your blog!

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  2. Reblogged this on TANYA CLIFF and commented:

    On a cold morning in spring for a lot of us, I thought I would heat things up with a warm Rictameter posted in March of 2017. This piece includes a link to Linda J. Wollf’s explanation and example of the poetry form.


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