better we grow through evolution I'd long thought but recent events led me to reconsider both perspective and beliefs as I zoomed out to forever rendering rev- olutions blips on eternity's calendar marked with appointments disappointments and healing prayers hanging by ever patient history's electrocardiogram
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 “revolution” in a Quadrille.
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35 thoughts on “Evolution, or: Revolution”
“…as I zoomed out to
forever rendering rev-
olutions blips on
Perspective is in the eye of the beholder.
💞🙏🏻 Raivenne 🙏🏻💞 ~ thanks!
David, you leave me speechless with your poetic genius. ❤️
❤️ 😳 Punam 😳 ❤️
Yes… there are times when things have gone too far, and revolution is the lesser of evils…
💞🙏🏻 Björn 🙏🏻💞 ~ unfortunately so