Sunday, May 8, 2011

May - Sunday Scribblings #266



May

Buds swell on the stalk
greening, growing opening
tasting sun and rain and wind
sweet-talking Summer
take my hand and follow me
all we have is potential


This poetic form is called Sedoka, which consists of two shorter poems, called katautas, smoothed together. A katauta is a three line poem that has a syllabic pattern of 5/7/7. So of course the Sedoka has 38 syllables over six lines that read as 5/7/7/5/7/7.

13 comments:

  1. Taking the hand of summer - what a wonderful image..it does feel like a time of change..where we can lead ourselves into something new..jae

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  2. I love May with the bursting buds. Great shot too!

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  3. Beautifully expressed. That potential is all.

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  4. Love the implied promise here.

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  5. Well done!

    tasting sun and rain and wind

    is my favorite.

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  6. Jae - Thanks!

    Meryl - Thank you. The picture is from a lilac in my yard. The same one that is in a picture a few poems back, covered with snow!

    Anthony - Thank you sir.

    Kate - Yes, promises.

    Amanda - Thanks, glad you liked it.

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  7. What a delight this poem is. Applause to for explaining the form. May is not that much fun in the southern hemisphere with rain and winter expected but it was always my favorite time in the year when I lived in the UK.

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  8. Oldegg - Thank you. Sounds like our November here. Thanks for reading. And I have learned several of the poetic forms I used from a site called One Stop Poetry.

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  9. what a divine poetential piece.
    May has talent, so are you.
    brilliant words.

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  10. All we have is potential...what a beautiful image :)

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