Sunday, 12 January 2014

Understanding


Depressing concrete.
Rowdy teenagers playing.
No respect,  then you.
Beautiful Aryan youth
Understand. Lest we forget


Trying out Tanka.
A response to a visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
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42 comments:

  1. The Holocaust will never be forgotten.

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  2. This is a great capture, concrete, respect, understanding, these all fit brilliantly togethrer

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    1. Alan, the little fella just walked into my picture and got me thinking.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  3. One of the places I would like to visit ~ Never to forget ~ Good one ~

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    1. Grace, it was a weird place to visit.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  4. Many to blame for the Holocaust, and children on both sides the victims of adult decisions.

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    1. Kerry, so often the kids are the innocent victims.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  5. excellent write.. with some power and understanding... well done Pea...

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    1. Thanks Robert
      I appreciate it.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  6. wow. went to the holocaust museum here in the states...stilling...
    i am glad that we can see beyond th differences and hate
    i know on some level it still exists but....

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  7. we are all entwined as far back and as far forward as we can go...we forgive but we do not forget....and hopefully, we learn

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    1. I absolutely agree with you,
      Blessings
      Pea

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  8. I had to look up "Tanka"
    ["the tanka employs a turn, known as a pivotal image, which marks the transition from the examination of an image to the examination of the personal response." ]
    WELL DONE!
    ZQ

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    1. ZQ, it's new to me as well, so just learning. Did you find out about the formation, it should be 31 syllables, 5/7/5/7/7.
      Thanks for the kind comments.

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    2. yes thank you. It was compared to a Sonnet :-)

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    3. Oh was it? I need to do more research! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Anthony
      Kind of you to say.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  10. I love "understand - lest we forget". Powerful write on such an important topic.

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    1. Thanks Sherry
      It's kind of you to say.
      Ciao
      Pea

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    1. Oh who knows, but it was a moment that came out of the blue and he was behaving unlike many of his fellow teenagers.

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  12. I like the contrast between the rowdy teenagers and the youth that shows respect. That is a nice turn there. Well done on the tanka form.

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    1. Thanks Loredana. Still an absolute beginner with all these poetry matters.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  13. such a beautiful thought/moment captured. lovely writing! :)

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    1. Do I call you Stacy or Stacy Lynn?

      Thanks for your kind comments.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  14. Powerful stuff - you have captured a lot here in a few lines and a moment of insight - as captured by your picture - very good... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  15. Powerful in its brevity. And to think there are those who truly want to believe it never really happened, or want others to do so. The most pertinent and important lesson in the history of the human race. No, it must never be forgotten,

    Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth
      I don't understand the people who deny it, how can they deny the irrefutable facts?
      Ciao
      Pea

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  16. It's quite an experience to visit anything that reminds us of such awful history. Thank you for your poem.

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    1. Myrna
      It was my pleasure, sort of!
      Ciao
      Pea

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  17. Such a strong emotion you have captured beautifully in your write...

    Best wishes
    Ankita

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    1. Thanks Ankita,
      It's very kind of you to say so.
      Ciao
      Pea

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  18. good work on the tanka. :)
    this kid knows the meaning of "respect".

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    1. Cheers,
      I hope he does, he was one of the few who was behaving.
      Ciao
      Pea

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