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Daily Prompt: Tempted

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Tanka Poetry

When the road is tough,

the terrain too uncertain,

you meet a dead end,

don’t be tempted to quit, for

success may just be next door!

Tanka is a poetry form which originated in Japan more than 13 centuries ago. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of love, self-reflection, and gratitude. It contains five lines and 31 syllables in the form of 5-7-5-7-7.

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41 comments on “Daily Prompt: Tempted

  1. Masoom Jethwa
    January 5, 2017

    Amazing one. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  2. Aneesh
    January 5, 2017

    Cool!!

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  3. yagneshthakore
    January 5, 2017

    Beautiful. By the way, have you read the poetry titled ‘ DONT QUIT”?
    It is in a similar vein but quite a bit longer.

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  4. totallytales
    January 5, 2017

    You seem to love experimenting with poetry… Liked this one, and it is through your blog that i learned about Tanaka poetry…

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  5. Samantha
    January 5, 2017

    I love this post

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    January 6, 2017

    Beautifully written !!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. theonlysup
    January 6, 2017

    Brilliant. U have inspired me in just few lines this morning .

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  8. Karthik
    January 6, 2017

    Profoundly Simple… Any further observation will not to justice to the depths of this poem….

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  9. kiranmag
    January 6, 2017

    Well attempted with a nice result…keep it up Radhika Di 😊

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  10. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    January 6, 2017

    If we go down the memory lane, almost all of us, sometime or other in our lives has had the experience reflected in the poem.

    To comment on the poem it is “SIMPLY FANTASTIC”.

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  11. Divya Deepak Rao
    January 6, 2017

    Another inspiring post, and well written Radhika πŸ™‚

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  12. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    January 6, 2017

    Wise words and perfectly said with a tanka… πŸ™‚

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  13. Durga Prasad Dash
    January 7, 2017

    First I thought is it a situation that ‘tempts’ one to quit? Is ‘tempt’ the right word? On second thoughts I think yes. In tough situations, it is a natural temptation to quit.

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 7, 2017

      Yes, I feel when situations are challenging, the mind is tempted to give up the effort of trying to emerge out of it.

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  14. Vivek Vatsal1
    January 7, 2017

    That is so motivational Ma’amβ˜ΊπŸ™Œ

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  15. thewritewomanblog
    January 9, 2017

    Absolutely! Such simple words yet those put together carry so much wisdom!

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  16. Meenakshi Sethi
    January 9, 2017

    Excellent!! πŸ‘

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  17. sudershana
    January 10, 2017

    Wonderful!

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  18. Belle Pans Maze
    January 19, 2017

    Beautiful and so very true. We often need to be reminded such things being only human πŸ™‚

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  19. radhikasreflection
    January 20, 2017

    Yes, these gentle reminders help us face the challenge and urge us to carry on without giving up. Thank you so much Belle, for the words of appreciation!

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