Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 201,238 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Earth (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Small, rocky planet
Orbiting a mundane star
A galactic speck
Trivial piece of flotsam
Center of our universe

Topic(s) of this poem: earth, life, nature

Form: Tanka


Comments about Earth (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • (8/28/2015 7:35:00 AM)


    I really had to give a 10 to this one; it's exactly the kind of thought I love to ponder, such grand ideas in so few words, awesome! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/28/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    I just recently 'discovered' this form.2 extra lines (Compared to a haiku) and a shift from description to emotion. It is fun to play with
    Thanks, Smoky

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  • Daniel Brick (8/27/2015 8:31:00 AM)


    That last line is the heart of the matter, it's our unique point of view as earthlings, whereas the other lines are the Big Picture which overwhelms us with its weighty truths. Pride and Humility dance a curious duet in which neither one gets the last word but both get to solo briefly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/27/2015 9:39:00 AM)

    Your comments are poems unto themselves, Daniel

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/26/2015 7:54:00 PM)


    Groovy speculation. Earth is the centre of universe and centre of love. Thanks for posting. .....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 10:20:00 PM)

    ~*~**~~Thanks, Kumarmani

  • Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 5:14:00 PM)


    ~~Exactly. Thanks, Akhtar (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/26/2015 4:09:00 PM)


    For us earth is center of universe like a beloved who is center of a lover. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015


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