Floating Flower (tanka)

Endlessly floating

In circles it created

The flower lost sight

Of the shores which gave it birth

And the urge to go back home

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99...Sometimes it's just easier to float through life...stopping to think takes work and energy , seems this is the trend of todays' society..well written and enjoyed

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very beautiful, yes, a lot of us will just float with no hope or reason of our destination. Great imagery.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky (Tagore)

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MizBejabbers 3 years ago

The flower is a soul, lost to heaven. What a beautiful expression. Voted up and beautiful.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

That was a very nice poem.

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Very awesome, loved it !

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

Your choice of picture was perfect for your contemplative verse.

I also like the fact that the human flower creates a love-heart with her airy dress.

All the best,


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thoughtful poem and love your choice of image.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Sometimes going home represents regression. Then again, spinning in circles offers no direction.

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

'Lost sight of the shores which gave it birth and the urge to go back home'? Wow, that hit me like a ton of bricks... but they are beautiful bricks :D ... so much in such few words!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Another gem from you my friend to vote up and share.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Such beauty given in a handful of words. Excellent work.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved this and passing it on.

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Beautiful and profound.

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