Kelly Kurt

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

Optimism (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

The snow is melting
Last day of January
Not what most call warm
More cold is surely pending
But spring is coming to mind

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Tanka


Comments about Optimism (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Valsa George (2/2/2016 3:08:00 AM)


    With each passing day of winter, you are coming closer to the lovely spring.....! Let this optimism help you to pull through the biting cold! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/2/2016 3:53:00 AM)

    I will start planting some of my seeds indoors soon. : -)

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  • (2/1/2016 11:16:00 PM)


    Yes, Spring, the rebirth of everything that cold winter has taken.
    Except ourselves.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/2/2016 1:40:00 AM)

    I always jump the gun. : -)

  • Wes Vogler (2/1/2016 8:43:00 PM)


    Mar first the baseball spring league starts Baseball is the only sport I continually follow. I would throw out the TV without baseball. I haven't looked up how to write a tanka but soon. if we go by syllable it is 57577 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/2/2016 1:39:00 AM)

    That's the count. The piece is supposed to have a shift in it

  • Akhtar Jawad (2/1/2016 8:05:00 PM)


    In between optimism and pessimism there is a buffer zone of thoughtful realism and Kelly Kurt is a poet who dwells there. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 8:14:00 PM)

    Although tomorrow it will be a messy day of snow, sleet and freezing rain; it will be another day closer to spring. : -)
    Thanks, Akhtar

  • Souren Mondal (2/1/2016 12:58:00 PM)


    We don't have snow in this part of India, where I live, but the Spring is certainly arriving, and it is really nice to have that season come. When I was younger I wrote love poems during Spring, now a little oder (a few hundred years) , I wish to just get my lazy a*** out of bed at morning without feeling like being pinched with a thousand needles... A fine offering Kelly. Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:26:00 PM)

    Sounds like we could be long lost brothers, Souren. : -)

  • Pamela Sinicrope (2/1/2016 8:47:00 AM)


    Spring is leaving tomorrow. We're getting 8-12 tomorrow. You? I do find these little respites interesting though. Kind of shocking when the coat is unnecessary for like a day or two! I wrote a poem about this kind of intermission, called Winter Wine. Thanks for sharing Kelly! :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:25:00 PM)

    Yuck! We're getting a wintry mix but accumulation will be minimal. Upper mid-west gets 6 seasons.: -)

  • Dimitrios Galanis (2/1/2016 7:14:00 AM)


    Already seen in Nafplio.Almond trees in bloom, but still swallows not in the sky. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:23:00 PM)

    Sometimes a nice spell causes trees to bloom early and then a cold blast kills them off

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/1/2016 3:02:00 AM)


    What one sees, feels and like to see and feel are all gimmicks, mind is playing. It is a part of life, indeed. Philosophical and thought provoking. X (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    `I will feel better when I can say it's the last day of February.

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    I will feel better when I can say it's the last day of February.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, February 1, 2016


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