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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Unsaid...




Perfection is when
You grasp all my baffling words
Before they escape
My trembling lips; wonder how
You hear all that is unsaid... 


-Purba Chakraborty
05.01.2016


Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)


Linking this poem with Prompt Nights- Perfection hosted by Sanaa Rizvi and also 
with Poetry Pantry #285


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81 comments:

  1. LOVE! Such a romantic response to the prompt Purba :D no doubt when one is in love they tend to have an indescribable bond with one another. Thanks for your kind participation :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Absolutely. People are imperfect, but love makes everything so perfect.
      Thank you Sanaa for gifting us "Prompt Nights". Will be looking forward to the next prompt :)

      Much love <3

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    2. And thank you for your love & support :D

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  2. Your expression is so so beautiful, dear Purba... yes, that is how love defines the word perfect :)

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    1. Aww...thank you so much dear Arti. Your lovely comment made my day. Thank you :)

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  3. aw...so sweet and so very true Purba...

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  4. Fantastically fantastic words, this is amazing Purba 😊 Happy New Year to you & your family.

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    1. Thank you so much, Prasanna. Glad you liked it.
      Wish you a very Happy New year :)

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  5. A nice one :) if not anything, the connection, the love is perfect indeed! :) Lovely!

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    1. So true, Shashank. Totally agree.
      Thank you :)

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  6. You said it very much right, Purba.. Love is something that when it is there nothing too looks something but when not there even everything too looks nothing.. A nice Poem!

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    1. Wow! Perfectly put, Sir. Thanks for the lovely comment :)

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  7. What is unsaid is so beautifully said by you dear. :) Aah! "You grasp all my baffling words", so eloquent.

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    1. Aww...thank you so much dear for the beautiful comment :)

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  8. perfection indeed :) your poems always perfect !

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    1. Thank you so much, Sachin. I am glad you find my poems perfect :)

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  9. Lovely and beautiful... a perfect write up...

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  10. You know? I'm still entangled in the concept of hearing the unsaid! It's so beautiful and lovely! It's the crux of love, isn't it? To be able to convey without being vocal?

    Awesome!

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    1. Exactly, Rakesh. I too believe that hearing the unsaid and understanding complex emotions of one's beloved is the crux of true love.

      Thank you so much :)

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  11. words of silence! Very well said Purba.

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  12. The title suits what you write - Perfect :)

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  13. Splendid! Perfectly captured the beauty of love and understanding between each other.

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    1. Thank you so much, Vinay. So glad you liked it :)

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  14. Lovely poem Purba. Happy New Year

    Much love...

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  15. Purba, your idea of perfection is unique and definitely interesting. thank you for the enlightenment. taught me something new today.

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    1. I am so glad that my idea of perfection appealed to you. Thanks a lot, James :)

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  16. That is true love...to listen, to understand the unsaid! Beautiful tanka.... :-)

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  17. This is sooooo beautiful!! :D

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  18. This is beautiful. Unsaid and desires mingled together in perfect rhyme.

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    1. Thank you so much Saru for the lovely comment :)

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  19. Oh yes, if someone hears and understands what is is UNsaid, that person definitely is a 'keeper.'

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  20. That is when someone truly cares - when they hear what is unsaid.

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  21. Perfect indeed!
    Realizing the unsaid is what really matters..words are superfluous:)
    I loved your poem, Purba:)

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  22. Unsaid.. the most devastating things... we seem have been thinking a little bit on the same lines at the pantry today.

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  23. well 'unsaid' mi amiga. love speaks louder than words

    gracias

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  24. Yes, that is perfection indeed! Someone knows you so well when that happens.

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  25. Perfectly put! magic when it happens :)

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    1. Truly magical. Thank you so much, Jae :)

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  26. I have not played much with Tanka and I should especially after reading this poem on perfection....beautifully stated that deep understanding.

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    1. Oh you surely must, Donna. Would love to read your tanka soon. And thank you so much :)

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  27. Expressing and understanding the unsaid. :) Very beautiful thoughts, Purba.

    Dropping in from the Poetry Pantry. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vinay. Glad you liked it :)

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  28. Deep level of connection it is....

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