fireflies and crickets (a sedoka)

Little fireflies lit
the moon-void evening aching
for twinkling star’s warm loving.

Night-shift crickets sing
their choral lullaby for
all souls silently sinking.

03.26.2018
©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo 2018.
S is for Sedoka.
Sedoka, (旋頭歌 whirling head poem) is in many ways the same verse form as the Mondo. However the Sedoka is written by 1 poet and rather than question-answer, the 2 stanzas are often parallels. This verse can be found as far back as the 6th century.
The elements of Sedoka are:
  1. 2 stanzas of 3 lines each, 19 syllables or less, often 5-7-7, sometime 5-7- 5 is used for each stanza.
  2. the stanzas should parallel each other.

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12 thoughts on “fireflies and crickets (a sedoka)

  1. The elements of light and sound are certainly strong here. In a month or so, we might have fireflies out again. Do you have them year-round? And crickets? Wistful work, sister!

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