asma bahrainwala

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Happiness (A Tanka) - Poem by asma bahrainwala

Sometimes it flutters
Gaily round my sparkling smiles
Like a butterfly;
Sometimes it glides in the air
Like soap bubble- Touch- It pricks!

Comments about Happiness (A Tanka) by asma bahrainwala

  • (12/29/2006 8:56:00 AM)

    Within a few you have captured the essence of happiness. The images of butterfly and soap bubble are so apt. Very well written poem. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Cyclopseven R (12/28/2006 10:39:00 AM)

    Aesthetically enshrined. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/23/2006 5:54:00 AM)

    Light, airy, fragile - the nature of happiness in just 23 words. Very well done! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/21/2006 10:39:00 AM)

    Wonderful piece on happiness Asma.........superb! ..................Diane (Report)Reply

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  • (12/20/2006 11:48:00 AM)

    Hey Asma,
    Where were you all these days?

    Nice to see you back on PH.

    This is a lovely tanka. Very well-crafted. And an amazing use of images here. A delicate butterfly and a fragile soap bubble.
    Happiness can either be as beautiful as a butterfly or as illusory and transcendental as a soap bubble. Very well-said.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, December 13, 2010

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