21 Percent - Senryu

by Walter   Jun 18, 2021


Love's like oxygen
It does not have to be pure
For us to need it

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  • 1 month ago

    by Joleen knowles

    I've heard this everywhere, and if he's the one who started it great job!!

    • 1 month ago

      by Walter

      Thanks Joleen! And where else have you heard this???

  • 4 months ago

    by Abstract Poet

    I love this poem it's simple.
    I also added you to my favorite poet list.

    • 4 months ago

      by Walter

      Thank you Abstract! I feel very honoured.

  • 4 months ago

    by Em

    Absolutely love this Walter.. So few lines but a hard packing punchline and so very true.
    Take care x

    • 4 months ago

      by Walter

      Thanks so much Em for reading and leaving your kind words :) x

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Excellent, Walter. Our atmosphere is mostly nitrogen, I believe, and as you point out, only 21 percent oxygen. But that's enough, because we need it to be. And if there is only a glimmer of love in a maelstrom of hate, we take it, because we need that too.

    • 4 months ago

      by Walter

      Thank you very much Ben and yes, air is around 78 percent nitrogen and a scattering of other gases. I wasn't too sure if anyone would understand the reference with the title, but your interpretation is exactly what I hoped. Thanks for the nomination too!

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