still unpractised in flying
squats under the willow tree
flashes turquoise upriver
an accomplished acrobat
Kim M. Russell, 4th August 2019
My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #96 Little Ones: Sedoka
In the first weekend meditation of August 2019, our challenge is to create a different kind of Japanese poetry, a sedoka, an unrhymed poem which consists of two katauta, three lines with the syllable pattern 5-7-7. This means that a sedoka has the syllable count 5-7-7-5-7-7.
Each katauta should read independently, but also create a cohesive singular work in the sedoka. Often a sedoka will address the same subject from different perspectives.