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Tanka -Impermanence!

Image credit: Dan Grinwis- Unsplash

Life’s journey beckons

wandering soul loses way

mirages deceive

footprints in the sands of time

define man’s impermanence

Sadje’s What do you see #46 : Does the above picture inspire you?

63 comments on “Tanka -Impermanence!

  1. HappySoul
    September 8, 2020

    Lovely take, loved the tanka!

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  2. Ramya Vivek
    September 8, 2020

    Super 👌👏

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  3. Bharath Upendra
    September 8, 2020

    Impermanence hides beauty.

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  4. Rishika Kakar
    September 8, 2020

    This is exactly how life is at so many instances. You’ve described it perfectly with such beauty and poignance. Wow! ❤️

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  5. Veena
    September 8, 2020

    Well said the only permanence in life is its glaring impermanence .

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  6. Sadje
    September 8, 2020

    Profound thoughts! Very well written. Thanks for joining in the challenge

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  7. Hemalatha Ramesh
    September 8, 2020

    Wow! Brilliant words…

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  8. Reena Saxena
    September 8, 2020

    Beautifully penned!

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  9. Era
    September 8, 2020

    great take!

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  10. Kritika
    September 8, 2020

    The truth and the last two lines are love.

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  11. Deb
    September 8, 2020

    So true Radhika, perfect reflection of life’s journey. We are such a tiny speck in this vast journey. As you stand at the foot of a huge dune, you have no idea of what you encounter after crossing over the top, or how many more dunes lie ahead on your journey. And a sudden storm can erase your steps in the sand of time.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 9, 2020

      Yes Deb. And we chase those mirages mistaking them to give us eternal wealth and happiness, when we ourselves are but a fleeting moment in this gigantic cosmos.

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  12. Aashi D Parekh
    September 8, 2020

    Rightly said!

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  13. DeepikasRamblings
    September 8, 2020

    Your words are just perfect 👌

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  14. DeepikasRamblings
    September 8, 2020

    To describe the journey of life 👌

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  15. judeitakali
    September 8, 2020

    A wonderful tanka

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  16. bejamin4
    September 8, 2020

    So wonderfully created: “footprints in the sands of time /define man’s impermanence”

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 9, 2020

      Thanks Benjamin. I too just love the phrase, footprints in the sands of time….and I am guilty of using it many times in my poems 🙂

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  17. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 8, 2020

    True and beautiful words of Tanka, Radhika. Life’s journey and where it takes you no one knows. The picture too is perfect.

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  18. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    September 8, 2020

    Radhika, absolute perfection! ❤ A gentle reminder of our mortality. All the best! Cheryl

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  19. Indira
    September 8, 2020

    Footprints in the desert or on a seashore…we are as transient as these! Excellent composition, Radhika!

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  20. Olivia Ava
    September 8, 2020

    Lovely words💙. That picture is stunning. thanks

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  21. Cindy Georgakas
    September 9, 2020

    love this Radhika!!!
    The picture inspires me to keep going just like you do!!! You have such a gift! ❤️

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  22. Megha's World
    September 9, 2020

    so true.. the footprint in the sands is an excellent metaphor for the mortality of the humankind.

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  23. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 10, 2020

    So full of feel, so full of beauty. Can read it for thousand times ❤️❤️❤️

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  24. michnavs
    September 10, 2020

    brilliant tanka Radhika

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  25. besondersite
    September 10, 2020

    Wow this is so beautiful and true! 😊

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  27. Cozy Quiet Corner
    September 11, 2020

    Beautifully penned❣️ Great take on the prompt! 💖

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  28. -Eugenia
    September 11, 2020

    Beautiful, Radhika! Superb take on the prompt!

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  30. Susi Bocks
    September 14, 2020

    Excellent, Radhika!

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