Kelly Kurt

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

Spice Of Life (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

When joy has no bounds
And rapture fills every day
Can one be alive?
Contrast provides perspective
Variation grants meaning

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Tanka


Comments about Spice Of Life (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/28/2016 11:19:00 AM)


    Nice and strong point. Liked it, Sir. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/28/2016 4:31:00 PM)

    Thank you. I'm just guessing as I've never experienced boundless joy.: -)

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  • Edmund Strolis (1/28/2016 10:41:00 AM)


    The rose colored glasses and the gloomy Gus both are book ends to the life story in between. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/28/2016 4:29:00 PM)

    The middle is boring. The far ends of the spectrum are both too much.: -)

  • Wes Vogler (1/28/2016 2:24:00 AM)


    Never met a poet yet with this problem .. I'll go look up the rules of tanka now and if it not too difficult I shall have a go (assuming you are following the rules you loose cannon) When I find a limerick site with higher standards I'll let you know and you can come join me (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/28/2016 4:27:00 PM)

    Sounds great, Wes. No, I'm sure most poets don't lead a perfect life. : -)

  • Souren Mondal (1/28/2016 1:54:00 AM)


    'Without contraries is no progression' - William Blake.

    Your poem reminded me of this line. A finely written tanka Kelly, thanks for sharing.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/28/2016 4:26:00 PM)

    The few spikes of joy in my life seem wondrous while interspersed throughout the misery

  • Aarzoo Mehek (1/28/2016 1:52:00 AM)


    Thought provoking thought, the grill of life takes us to different level of life. It does grant meaning and vast perspective to conquer life. beautiful poem 10+++ (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/28/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    Thanks, Aarzoo. There's a song by The Doors that has this line. - I've been down so very damn long, that it looks like up to me.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 28, 2016


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