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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tanka for 3WW

ThomG, moderator of 3WordWednesday, offers these words today: obey, wither, karma





stifled by karma
she tacks hard to the starboard
failing to obey
she staked future on a wish
withered her labyrinth of days



Fractal created with Apophysis.

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16 comments:

mark said...

I love those two opening lines. I wish I'd come up them I like them that much!

Great job. As usual!

ThomG said...

NEatly done. liked the lines, especially tacking hard to starboard.

MichaelO said...

Brief and true. How much control do we really have, in the end?

anthonynorth said...

Every line is perfect here.

:: flyingstars :: said...

lovely words and so meaningful....!

Just someone said...

I love the tanka - love the phrase 'stifled by karma' and also the last line, that is great!

The fractal looks like two eyes staring at me:) which is amazing

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

karma can be a bitch..

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

sorry for using the bad word..but karma can come biting you when you expect it the least..

Jeeves said...

As usual brilliant

lissa said...

science fiction meets reality - perhaps if wishes can come true, we wouldn't be bind to failure or karma

gautami tripathy said...

Loved that last line!

flames of karma

PS : De-abbreviate as you like ;) said...

opening lines caught me !

missalister said...

Oh, I love the doom, the stifling, tacking, failing, staking and withering! Five tragic lines packed so well with tangible hardship, not a word wasted. Delicious. As usual : )

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I like the sense of tragedy here, but it's not maudlin. We simply make certain choices sometimes, seeking a way out of that stifling karma. Nice fractal, too!

Sue said...

isn't it all a struggle with karma! I love the rich colors in the fractal

JP/deb said...

I love the language - it's imagery and movement - beautifully paired with the fractal.