Tan Pratonix

Freshman - 968 Points (Triolet, Mauritius)

Comments about Tan Pratonix

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (9/11/2015 6:57:00 AM)

    A true talent. I look forward to reading more poems.

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  • Adryan Rotica (4/18/2006 1:19:00 AM)

    Rising up, from out of the garbage....is TAN....Your words are elegant....a long way away...from the flies~!

  • Elisabeth Hines Elisabeth Hines (4/12/2006 12:50:00 AM)

    I felt like I was there watching horses and feeling the wind!

    Way to go!

    Elisabeth

  • Jeannette Broere (4/10/2006 12:06:00 PM)

    I have read a few of your poems, they look sometimes really adult for a 17 year old one!
    The two worlds of man would be my favorite!
    I am myself most of the time writing just for special occasiony's and since a few months allso for my own.
    Would be nice if you comment mine's allso! !
    Hope you will take your pen again to write....look wat will happen...
    jeannette

  • Emma Beverage (2/17/2006 9:58:00 AM)

    Very nice poem with an uplifting rhythm and very good rhyming. To the person that could not figure out the mention of the horses, I copied those lines so I could comment:
    'But only one vast stretch of blue
    Where foamy horses run.'
    I could be wrong, but that made me feel that you were talking about the ocean and the horses were the way the waves foam and break. Very nice imagery.

  • Max Reif (2/13/2006 9:17:00 AM)

    I tell you: I've read, enjoyed, loved many poems and poets here at Poemhunter. But it's never occurred to me, somehow, to download, print out, and carry around with me the 'complete works' e-book of anyone-until today, when I began at the beginning of Tan's poems and was dazzled, refreshed, utterly charmed, and given new eyes-AND ears-by his rainbow rhymes, his wonderworld rhythms, and the vast, African skies full of birds, that may be flushed and flutter up at absolutely any step.

Best Poem of Tan Pratonix

Trigonometry

Trigonometry began
When Sine and Cos and Tan
[The latter, a perfect gentleman]
Agreed to work in a Triangle.

Now Sine was cross with Cos
Because she got into a tangle
With Cosec the Smart Alec,
Who had a special angle

For flirty Cotangent
[Also known as Cot]
Whose reputation
[Or shall we say, computation? ]
Was certainly not

Above board, like Tangent
[Also known as Tan,
Who, I repeat, was a perfect gentleman]

Cross-fighting in the Triangle,
They drew an obtuse angle;
And slowly by degrees
Sine began to ...

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A Question To Ponder

Pray, what is life
If full of strife,
If man must live
To maim and kill,
If sorrow, pain
And hate must reign,
If love is dead,
If war must spread,
If peace is gone
(All forlorn) ,
If faith and hope
And charity
And grace and truth
And joy must be
Just a dream,
A memory?

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