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were the gods

to say

my life for yours I would give

but they never asked me

or answered my silent prayers

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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I remember reading this one by you Gl or was it something on the same lines icon_scratch.png Don't remember, correctly.

 

However, new or old it does not lessen my liking for this simple but emotional tanka.

 

Very much enjoyed, as always!

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Thank you summayya. You do indeed remember correctly. I posted this in the old forum. I'm very grateful that you remember it and find that the emotions come through in this tanka.

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Aleksandra
were the gods

to say

my life for yours I would give

but they never asked me

or answered my silent prayers

 

 

goldenlangur

 

goldenlangur this tanka is beautiful ( as all the others ) The sadness here moves a lot. A lots of silent prayers stays not answered... The silence is that what is going on... This short poem simply made me sad, emotional, I always have the same in head.

 

Thank you so much for sharing this poem. It is rich with wonderful expressions.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Hello Aleksandra,

 

You're right - it's the not knowing, the silence and endless questioning this unleashes which makes grief inconsolable:

 

aleksandra wrote:

The silence is that what is going on... This short poem simply made me sad, emotional, I always have the same in head.

Aleksandra

 

I hope to get beyond such expressions of loss and write more 'normal' pieces soon.

 

Thank you for your supportive comments and understanding.

 

 

 

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Hi gl, This is nice. I thought I had already commented on this but I guess I just read it in one of my lurking periods.

 

My immediate response when reading was, the gods did answer and the answer of course was in the silence, "No".

 

This is a beautiful expression of sadness.

 

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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goldenlangur

Hi Tink,

 

I like your thoughts here:

 

Tinker wrote:

My immediate response when reading was, the gods did answer and the answer of course was in the silence, "No".

~~Tink

 

 

Thank you very much for the read. I hope your work on Connection is going well.

 

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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