Kelly Kurt

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

Sleep (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

No explanations
A third of life unconscious
Still somehow better
Than the realization
Two years are spent in bathrooms

Topic(s) of this poem: life, time

Form: Tanka


Comments about Sleep (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Kim Barney (12/11/2015 8:59:00 PM)


    This is not a limerick, as someone below called it, but you already knew that, because you put your own label on it (Tanka) . Wait! You're the guy who doesn't like labels! :)
    Enjoyed this poem a lot. Thanks.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/12/2015)

    *No labels for humans. Although poems can be classified by structure, I don't see a need to enforce rules beyond that

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/11/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    No labels for humans. Although poems can be classified by structure, I don't see a need to enforce rules beyond that

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/11/2015 8:02:00 AM)


    Very interesting poem...I liked it. (Report) Reply

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

    Thank you. It is an interesting fact

  • Amir Hosein Abdolmalaki (12/10/2015 4:32:00 PM)


    Better to stay awake in living, because we have to sleep for years.thanks for share (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/10/2015 5:36:00 PM)

    I am an insomniac and average only a few hours a day.
    Thanks, Amir

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/10/2015 9:06:00 AM)


    Verily, man spends a third of life in sleep
    and how much time he really spends in
    doing real conscious things to call him a
    conscious being.
    A thoughtful poem indeed.......10
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/10/2015 12:18:00 PM)

    Everything adds up.5 minutes a day equals 100 days in an average life. Thanks, Abdulrazak

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/10/2015 3:03:00 AM)


    Having realization with no explanations is fantastic in this wise Limerick shared. Interestingly penned and shared.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/10/2015 12:19:00 PM)

    It still is basically a mystery why we need to sleep

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015


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