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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Read me once!



Try to read me once:
Unravel the metaphors
Sprinkled on my face;
The oxymoron I wear
Look for a rhyme in my eyes!

A Tanka is a Japanese poetry form which is commonly written as expressions of gratitude, love or self-expression. There are 5 syllables in the 1st line, 7 in the 2nd, 5 in the third and 7 in lines 4 and 5 (5/7/5/7/7). For detailed information on Tanka, click http://tankajournal.com/what-is-tanka/

Linking this poem to Poetry Pantry #265
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32 comments:

  1. This is lovely Purba.. love the confidence in this exquisite poem :D
    Have a nice weekend.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Very well penned.
    You are a magician with words. :)

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  3. Nice crisp words conveying a lot... Isn't that Keira Knightley in the photo?

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  4. Amazing writing dear...it's not just command over the words but command over emotions...you are like having a poetic wisdom which is improving each day...god bless :-) :D

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  5. How beautifully you wove those figures of speech into your Tanka Purba.

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  6. So beautifully weaved.. this one is indeed thought-provoking! :')

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  7. I wonder sometimes about faces. Some are easy to read; and some faces are hard to figure out. I like the idea of a 'rhyme in my eyes.' If I saw a rhyme in someone's eyes, I would think THAT is a happy person!

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  8. The rhyme in my eyes.. That is a perfect expression of how to decipher a human being.

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  9. could also be a song for "literary muses"

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  10. waw... this is so lovely creation... :-)

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  11. This is a beautiful tanka, Purba. It flows wonderfully and the title is perfectly suited to your imagery throughout :-)

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  12. Lovely tanka Purba. A poem is simple to read, a person is much more complex, so the efforts needed to read multiply. Rewards can be enriching though. :)

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  13. I love "look for a rhyme in my eyes"......

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  14. Beautiful tanka, Purba. Full of emotions! In this materialistic world, there's a tendency to use the person instead of reading his/her emotions. Loved it. :)

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  15. Reminds me of someone wise who once said, it's difficult to truly understand a woman. Very beautifully penned, Purba!

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  16. Amazingly beautiful tanka, Purba! The thought and presentation both are awesome:)

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  17. Aww... you left me speechless. Really amazing!

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  18. Short and powerful. Thanks for sharing

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  19. Purba, I wish people could read the lines written on my soul:)

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  20. Great poem, it feels very intimate.

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  21. Excellent lines of Metaphor.. A Great Post Purba!

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  22. Wow! this is amazing Purba..!! loved every bit of it.. your words express profound thoughts.. unspoken feelings and hidden story of the girl.. Kudos :)

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