May 22, 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.

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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