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(c) 2014  Gary Blankenship … lily for the buoy project with Sigrid Saradunn

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Gary Blankenship is a poet and artist from Bremerton, WA.  
We met on the facebook Not 5-7-5 NaHaiWriMo
haiku and Tanka Poets on Site.  
We also shared a joint art project decorating a lobster buoy 
for a charity auction.
 
When I read his haiku on WNV I asked him permission 
to share them which he did. 
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  WNV Shorts
(West Nile Virus) 
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waking
uncertain
a buzz in my ear

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the mosquito
does not know the damage
he causes

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asleep on a hammock
I should hear the buzzing
of my life changing

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tomato in standing water
little black specks
hatch into my life
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and a Tanka
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Irises 
Carefully arranged
In her honor
He orders his house servant 
To replace them with driftwood
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