Hello Spiros Zafiris ~ That is Greek name ` First verify if THIS TANKA is directed against my comment on another tanka by a very dubious person ~ If you are teaching me morality of "shanthi" (**Wow ) , i will answer you ~ if you are directing these words against me kindly have the petty courtesy to say so ``Some more clarifications tentatively humbly sought `~ You are Greek ` ~ Are you a practising Christian/ catholic/ churchian ? Do you believe i/we indians ( ??) are all petty third world pagans ? ~ Do you love to eat cows veal pigs goats etc ? ( I am scared of such unfortunate people eating any animal. It is as if they are cutting cooking and eating my children and innumerable mothers ~ ~ Please respond ~

Even otherwise, this tanka is petty gory grotesque vanity concealed as gentle wisdom ~~ Om shanty shanty shanty ~~ I am listening Oh ! Glorious Guru ~ Are you an Athenian or an Epicurean or a hippo0cretanian ???
Narayanan Raghunathan Mon, Aug 22nd 2016, 13:38  
..Narayanan.>I've never had such a comment..well, maybe once or twice in 13-14 years I've been on the internet..I haven't a clue what you're talking about..wishing you well.>sp
Spiros Zafiris Thu, Aug 25th 2016, 03:09  
Spiros is this a tanka from 2005 that you revised? I love the image of someone "lowering their fists to listen." Is "whispered" somewhat redundant because you have "so inaudibly I spoke?"

then I faced
the angry stranger
so inaudibly I spoke
he lowered his fists
to listen

Cindy Tebo Mon, Sep 5th 2016, 21:12  
I'm not sure what the other comments are about and hope I'm not interrupting something.
Cindy Tebo Mon, Sep 5th 2016, 21:14  
..hello Cindy.>thanks for your comment..this is a tanka I 1st wrote in 2005..but did not may whisper loud enough to be heard..therefore by saying 'so inaudubly I spoke' doesn't make it so reduntant, in my view..I have many tanka from 2004-2005 I'm only for the first time posting here and there..thanks again.>sp
Spiros Zafiris Tue, Sep 6th 2016, 16:32  
Each reader interprets things differently. It sounds like you feel strongly that this one does not need revising so I won't make any other suggestions. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy Tebo Mon, Oct 10th 2016, 17:59  
..thanks you, Cindy.>most tanka poets I workshop with don't easily adopt is more a process (sharing a tanka poem) the author partakes in to more clearly understand what he/she has created.also,there is the point that by
workshopping, one somehow gets to write more tanka than if
not a member..thanks again.>sp
Spiros Zafiris Tue, Oct 11th 2016, 22:25
Narayanan Raghunathan Mon, Oct 16th 2017, 14:24  
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