why does the grass grow?to be trampled under footreturned to the soil below Why does the grass grow?for the love of life and growthto reach in search of heaven sedōka (旋頭歌, "memorized poem" or "head repeated poem") consists of two tercets of five, seven, and seven syllables each. The head repeating. An uncommon form, it … Continue reading Sedōka: Why Does The Grass Grow?
darkened ellipses released my shuttered eyes crack early morning light Haiku (俳句) is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haiku consist of three phrases that contain a kireji, or "cutting word", 17 sound syllables, in a 5, 7, 5 pattern, and a kigo, or seasonal reference. Weekly Theme: Japanese … Continue reading Haiku: Early Morning Light
this is no home holidayquarantine is house arrestI am resigned to house workI miss my office Dodoitsu (都々逸) is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical. Weekly Theme: Japanese Poetry Forms
Accidents happenI lost my pinky fingerBut time heals all woundsNow I spend my days waitingWhen does my finger grow back? Tanka (短歌, "short poem") is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. Weekly Theme: Japanese Poetry Forms
love is like the winda blind force that stirs the worlddrifting by unseenflowing freely hand to handnever to be heldblowing softly in the earit whispers sweet thingsonly lovers understandat times it is stillwhere days pass without a breathyou are found wantingand with one surprising gustyou are knocked clean off your feet chōka (長歌, "long poem") … Continue reading Chōka: Love is like the Wind