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The Fog (tanka)

Updated on August 14, 2013

So strange was the fog

Which had settled in his streets

That cold summer’s day

That when it finally left

He found himself all alone


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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Spend half my day in fog. It's called living in the San Francisco Bay area. A perfect summers day is when the sun comes out by noon and doesn't come back until after you go to bed.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      The fog can really leave our minds in a fog, too. Interesting poem.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Fog can have powers hiding within...

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Really eerie.

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Nice! You've built tension and an eerie sense with a strange fog on a cold summer's day. It's an oddity that leaves the reader wondering. The art goes with it perfectly as well. Well done!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Reminds of quiet streets filled with swirling fog.

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      Leni Sands 4 years ago from UK

      Short but not so sweet - very profound!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      i wander alone in a fog constantly...is that a bad thing? lol

      sharing..

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      This is eerie - fog on a cold summer's day and the pic adds so much to the words - it is unsettling.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The photo is telling. Loneliness is sad indeed...

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Very interesting, Mhatter99. I often walk around in a fog, when I don't get much sleep. This kind of reminded me of it. : ) Voted it up!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      A frightening and unsettling thought! I really enjoyed this tanka. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great haunting and disturbing tanka .

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      The tone of the poem, along with the photo, is haunting and beautiful.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Sounds like an out of body experience.

      Or, were they really strange visitors?

      Was it the milk man or the paper boy making their early morning deliveries?

      OK, I'm lost, here.

      But, it is spooky as hell!

      DJ.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Tragic! A different mood today.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Stark and disturbing. You set the mood perfectly. Well done Martin!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      That could be a disturbing experience. Kind of like feeling lost. Interesting tanka, Martin. It makes you think.