General Poetry posted June 30, 2017

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a Sakoka poem

Broken Open

by bmethner

Broken and empty
Blank and barren of purpose
She trembled before her fear

Shattered bought open
Mining the heart's closed chambers
Creating space for spirit

Sedoka writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a sedoka.
The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.

-no author's notes
-no special effects whatsoever
-tow color presentation (one for text, one for background)
-use only fanstory editor or advanced editor
-one illustration

Example #1:
War Path

Fractured wanderer
leaving a tortured city,
hammocked insecurely.

Quenched of thirst for blood,
he may now respect beauty,
unappreciated 'fore.

Copyright © 2003 Christian Ugalde

Example #2:
Disturbing Raven

Dark clouds cloak the night;
chilly winds creak gnarled branches,
grasping as bony fingers.

Disturbed Raven squawks
at frightened children - screaming,
then laughing - they throw him treats.

Copyright © 2004 James Dean Chase

Example #3:
October 31st

Ghosties and goblins
Witches, black cats and broomsticks,
All Hallows Eve comes tonight.

Children coming by
arms out calling trick or treat
Hall-o-ween ghosts and goblins.

Copyright © 2004 Marion Gibson
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