I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.–T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)
how the star dissolves into the morning's first brew bobbing and fizzing at the glistening surface pushing hopelessly against edges unyielding which rim the opaque nectar of our universe weightless particles screened by hazy nebulae desperately quaffed in grim anticipation of another whirling day
The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the Choka, or Long Poem. The early form consisted of a series of katauta joined together. This gives a choice of form structures of 5/7/5/5/7/7… etc., or: 5/7/7/5/7… etc.
The Choka could be any total line length and indeed many exceeded 100 lines. Looking at this, it is easy to see why Poetic Historians believe the katauta is the original basic unit of Japanese poetry using either the 17 or 19 unit onji.
The above choka is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge.
The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “star” in a Quadrille.
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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62 thoughts on “Cupped, or: Limitless”
💓🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻💓
The thought of stars dissolving into the coffee… if it’s tea, that’s how you can read your destiny from tea leaves.
💛🙏🏻 Björn 🙏🏻💛 ~ true!
love this whirling twirling poem so good David! 💞
🖤🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻🖤 ~ thank you
you’re welcome David~! ❣️
love it. Indeed!
🤍🙏🏻 Lisa 🙏🏻🤍 ~ thank you!
You’re welcome, David.
Great work David! 👌🏻❤️