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Floating Flower (tanka)

Updated on June 6, 2013

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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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Beautiful and profound.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Loved this and passing it on.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

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


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      Cat 4 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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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thoughtful poem and love your choice of image.

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      Romeos Quill 4 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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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very awesome, loved it !

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      That was a very nice poem.

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

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

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 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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      Faith Reaper 4 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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      kjforce 4 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