Thursday, January 17, 2013

Twisting the hands of Socrates, four tanka

Sometimes, I challenge my self just to get new poetic ideas. And this afternoon, I thought randomly about popular quotes of great people and I suddenly fell into Socrates. I am not really into philosophy but reading his quotes has sparked the ideas I desired. Most quotes transformed into these works are here

life unexamined
is not worth living
as always
you don't let me
leave our treehouse

will you marry me?
it's been years after I do
i find it
too hard to convince you
that poetry suits me fine

this tall building
at noon...
only to see the clouds
letting my shadow darken

picking the gray
out of my hair
she asks me how
to trim hate and desire

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