Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 196,473 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Virus (Tanka) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Carrier of DNA
Infecting life forms
Tho technically not alive
Influencing history

Topic(s) of this poem: life, nature

Form: Tanka

Comments about Virus (Tanka) by Kelly Kurt

  • Ayman Parray (9/4/2015 11:39:00 PM)

    I think i have never heard of a good Virus, have you? (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/5/2015 12:25:00 AM)

    Viruses have played an important part in life since the beginning

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  • Charity Nduhiu (9/4/2015 12:20:00 AM)

    Short but with a message. Thank you Kelly (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/4/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    A Tanka requires that a lot be said, briefly

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/2/2015 1:47:00 AM)

    Really fantastic! yes the virus is technically not alive but infecting the live..
    Virus of any form- I hate them! they can kill you, they can harm you, maim you and pain you. Even a computer virus is a headache. I'm wondering what lies beneath these strong words - virus.
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    Kelly Kurt (9/2/2015 10:59:00 AM)

    Thanks, Roop.
    These are fascinating bits of pseudo life, perhaps responsible for all nucleated life on Earth

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/1/2015 1:03:00 PM)

    Someone between living and non-living matter, is it a link between the two Kelly Kurt? The poem constrains to think. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/1/2015 4:48:00 PM)

    An interesting conjecture.

  • (9/1/2015 8:35:00 AM)

    There a profound amount of truth in this short poem and its most poignant lines are definitely the last two. Well written Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/1/2015 11:05:00 AM)

    Thanks, Ray. Not just through epidemics or cooperation in medicine but in the formation of prokaryotic cellular forms

  • Charity Nduhiu (9/1/2015 7:27:00 AM)

    Short poem but with a message. I like (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/1/2015 11:07:00 AM)

    Thanks, Charity. I like to choose 'unusual' subject matter

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/1/2015 12:41:00 AM)

    Awesome............indeed influencing history.........10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/1/2015 11:08:00 AM)

    Thanks, Mohammed. There are more viruses on Earth than all other life forms combined

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

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