Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,030 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

History (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Written by victors
Biased and ornamented
Not truth, not fiction
His story and his story
Seldom the exact story

Topic(s) of this poem: history, life

Form: Tanka


Comments about History (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Amitava Sur (9/16/2015 5:27:00 AM)


    Yes, it may be or may not be the exact story but history is a memoir of a time or event, nearer to that territory. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/16/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    Yes, and often rewritten. Thanks, Amitava

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  • (9/15/2015 12:54:00 AM)


    Maybe History is the Liar's victory?
    Anyway you, dear fellow, always remind us to look for the truth in a most agreeable way.
    Poetry Saves! Thanks
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/15/2015 1:16:00 AM)

    Thank you, Sandra. Truth is elusive, but it should still be sought.

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/14/2015 10:56:00 PM)


    That is the whole of history. Sad, indeed. Good Tanka. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/15/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    I don't take all history as apocryphal, but I give it a weighted belief based on source. I accept nothing as a complete truth.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/14/2015 2:36:00 PM)


    Well speculated on history. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. ...10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/14/2015 6:13:00 PM)

    Unless you were there, you can't take written history as gospel

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015



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