Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 211,055 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Luck (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Providence evolved
Fortune shining with favor
Unexpected turn
But not out of the clear-blue sky
Set in motion by actions

Topic(s) of this poem: life, luck

Form: Tanka


Comments about Luck (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Souren Mondal (11/5/2015 4:08:00 AM)


    Yes, we may be lucky at times. We may help God for our success (and blame for our failures) . But in the end we need to understand that our actions make us who we are more than luck or fate...

    Thank you for a really nice poem Kelly...
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  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/14/2015 3:21:00 AM)


    We call others lucky. we dont see our own. We know our actions, but for others we think that it fell out of the sky. Effective... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/14/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Thanks, Roop. We are egotistic creatures

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/13/2015 8:18:00 PM)


    Yes. Luck is luck because we work for it. You did mention it beautifully. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/14/2015 12:57:00 AM)

    Thanks. I truly believe that

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2015 1:28:00 PM)


    A poem of great meaning nicely depicted and presented. Thanks for sharing. ....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    - Thank you my friend

  • Daniel Brick (9/13/2015 10:23:00 AM)


    Your tanka has three words we use to identify the meaning or force behind the course of events: LUCK, FORTUNE, PROVIDENCE. But your poem implies they are different aspects of one reality and I think there is a fourth such word buried in the poem, namely KARMA, as you say at the end our actions are a determining force as well. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 11:40:00 AM)

    Many times, we make our own luck. We set ourselves up for good or bad things to happen because of our actions. A helping hand from a friend (Who you helped in the past) or A traffic citation because you were speeding. both these good and bad luck scenarios are simply cause and effect.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/13/2015 8:28:00 AM)


    Unexpected! ! With the muse of life. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Thank you, Edward

  • Ramesh Rai (9/13/2015 5:39:00 AM)


    An imperative write with much more expectations. Thanks for share. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    ~*~Thanks, Ramesh

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/12/2015 11:40:00 AM)


    In our language, I mean in Urdu Tanka means a stitch that joins. Even soldiering is also called a Tanka besides stitching cloth. Your Tanka joins words with a lot of meanings. It's always maningful and wonderful...............10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/12/2015 4:09:00 PM)

    That is interesting, Akhtar. I use the form to join together imagery, at first, and then emotion and insight. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

  • Lyn Paul (9/12/2015 7:01:00 AM)


    Always great meaning in your words Kelly. Thank You (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/12/2015 10:40:00 AM)

    Thank you, Lyn. We make our own luck (one way or another.)

  • David Wood (9/12/2015 5:46:00 AM)


    Another little gem Kelly, The Tanka can so expressive. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/12/2015 10:39:00 AM)

    Thanks, David. The extra syllables and shift make it fun to work with.

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/12/2015 1:48:00 AM)


    Let us enjoy more of them and learn Tanka too. Profound meaning in it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/12/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    Thanks, Jayatissa. Your encouragement means a lot.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/12/2015 12:44:00 AM)


    Another gem of a Tanka..............You are true Master of Tanka...........Loved it (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/12/2015 10:35:00 AM)

    Thank you, Mohammed. I like the possibilities this form of poetry offers

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015



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