Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

September Rain (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Clouds appear the same
May’s storms arose from their kin
Fueling summer growth
Crying coldly for autumn
Ninth month’s rain is ablution

Topic(s) of this poem: life, rain, september


Comments about September Rain (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/24/2015 8:31:00 AM)


    Wow! This poem was meaningful to me... And a challenge. I'll admit I had to look up ablution... Love doing that so I can consider the multiple nuances of meaning.... Cleansing rain.... Appears the same yet different... Yet arising from another.... More thought required. Nice poem! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 1:02:00 PM)

    Thanks, Pamela. I must admit, I'm a bit of a nerd. I fairly regularly read the dictionary from cover to cover and have a ridiculously large, working vocabulary. I try to temper it but sometimes a word, however obscure, is the ideal one for my thoughts and I am 'forced' to use it. Haiku and Tanka are restricted in length and demand terse, accurate and meaningful vocabulary. Hopefully leading the reader to their own, personally meaningful interpretation.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/24/2015 3:48:00 AM)


    But here in Pakistan September and October are too hot. A few days ago clouds rose and it rained. For us a ninth month rain is a late night tune of violin. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 12:56:00 PM)

    Understandable. My tiny world is the upper-mid-west of the USA, where four seasons are very distinct.

  • Ari Alsio (9/20/2015 12:19:00 AM)


    The rain is ablution
    stab nail interspersed with heat
    spring gives strength
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/20/2015 12:46:00 PM)

    Spring's rain nourishes, Autumn's rain cleanses

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015



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