Kelly Kurt

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

Sleepy (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Dull ache behind eyes
Concentration difficult
No motivation
Verticality challenged
Circadian rhythm wins

Topic(s) of this poem: life, sleep, tired

Form: Tanka


Comments about Sleepy (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (11/5/2015 8:55:00 AM)


    Yes. I have it experienced (or rather suffered) with jetlags. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:46:00 PM)

    Mine is mostly self imposed, but the results are the same

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/5/2015 8:04:00 AM)


    So fitting for this time of year Kelly! I agree that the Tanka is a good form for you. I enjoy your daily observations of life around you and within you. The integration of feeling and scientific observation is so effortless and a skill that you possess. I wish you a lively day and a restful evening tonight. Take care. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:44:00 PM)

    I stayed up til almost 7 AM today and slept til noon. Sometimes being sleepy and either consciously battling it or just appreciating the feeling can be inspiretional

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/5/2015 5:55:00 AM)


    Weak human body, can't help........Tough task..Thanks for sharing nice tanka. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:45:00 PM)

    Weak human body is the truth. We need about another 200,000 years of evolution to start to optimize this fallible machine

  • (11/5/2015 1:03:00 AM)


    coffee works with me
    thanks Kelly-10
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  • (11/5/2015 12:17:00 AM)


    I'm trying to feel the tanka... It's really good for me... :) Thank you dear poet (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 12:42:00 AM)

    Thanks, Manna It's not one of my best.... but I was tired at the time. : -)

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/4/2015 1:41:00 PM)


    No motivation works while we feel tired and sleep. Very wise Tanka shared with marvelous expression....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 4:40:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kumarmani. Insomnia leaves me zombie-like on many days

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015



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