22 May 2015

Thoughts: Choka

Night hums lullaby,
giving rest to heart and mind,
worries fly away.
Flowers unfurling,
petals imbibe morning dew,
a new day begins.
Birds flying across,
and my soul taking a leap,
to the world unknown,
I am floating purposeless.

Choka : Japanese Poetry forms, syllabic form structure, as follows:
5 – 7 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7, etc.or 5 – 7 – 5 – 5 – 7 – 5,  etc. ending with an extra line of 7 syllables.


  1. Ah, taking a leap to the world unknown....sometimes we have to be willing to do just that!

  2. Vandana... I love that line about my soul taking a leap... so lovely xox ♡

  3. I love this! The optimism, the trust--Beautiful write!

  4. Leaps of faith aren't easy. Like the ending on that note of hope.

  5. We do not know what each day brings, but we can choose to embrace it or run from it. It will catch us either way. Faith plays a big part in how that will turn out.

  6. I specially love the ending, my soul taking a leap to the world unknown ~

  7. Beautiful last 2 lines - so evocative and stirring.


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