Wednesday, October 23, 2013


OctPoWriMo Challenge 2013 day 23

You are unlucky
for many precious thirteen
yet lucky for me
though poor Friday the thirteenth
makes me nervous and panic.

Thought of writing a Tanka (my first try).
The number prompt made me remember the poem"unknown citizen" by W H Auden...where the citizen was known by a number.


Helena Philomena Liebekraft said...

Thirteen is okay by me, though in fairness I used to be a lot more superstitious than I am now. Thirteen, never having harmed me in any way despite its bad reputation, has redeemed itself!

Shah Wharton said...

Love that Auden poem! I don't mind 13 either, but if it falls on Friday, I do try to stay in the house. I imaging a zombie apocalypse beginning on Friday 13th and that's never gonna be a good day! :)

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Sonalika Chaturvedi said...

ah ! Thirteen .. a good choice and well done on 13 :)

seekingmeme said...

Nice use of the tanka form! I love 13... :)

Annis Cassells said...

Well done. I've not tried a Tanka yet. Thank you. xoA