white wire untangled jack pops into computer earbuds muffle sounds eyes scan music videos fingers scroll scroll click boom thump twang boom boom thump twang lalalalala external voices silenced nanananana internal voices silenced lalalalala disquiet bucks contentment dadadadada still- thoughts sharpen and converge po-po-po-po-poetry
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 “music” in a Quadrille.
Let’s write poetry together!
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59 thoughts on “Music, or: Magic”
Ewwww We! I love this!
Why couldn’t this have been my poetic idea! Its a little of both, music and magic! Anything that can silence my brain and jumpstart it at the same time is music and magic! Very creative David ❤
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🧡🙏🏻 LaToya 🙏🏻🧡 ~ thanks so much!
Wow David!!!! I LOVE YOUR VOICE! The po po po etry was a bonus.. lol !👏 bravo!
💓🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💓
This poem is excellent. It could be anyone, but as I read it, I wondered if you were watching me.
And thanks for the poetry lesson. 🙂
💞🙏🏻 Bill 🙏🏻💞 ~ thank YOU.