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New Poems: Waka written on Facebook walls (5-7-5-7-7) - the dark knight
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New Poems: Waka written on Facebook walls (5-7-5-7-7)
to gabriella:

revealing

you spill the contents
of my poems until there are
none left to decode:
tell me, what do i mean and
how shall i say it, this time?

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to k:

Here and There

Come Monday, church hats
no longer signal your faith,
but rather, your style.
Let us wear them one by one,
and drink champagne in Chelsea.

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to joey:

decordova

how can i forget
the look of you, wearing just
suspenders, pants held
up by elastic, taking
pictures in the sculpture park.

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to sonnet:

to hold

went to atlanta
in my dreams, drenched in olive
and dark curls, who fooled
me into seeing what was
never really there--?


(the above poem is a tsuru, which as some of you may remember, is a form sonnet and i invented in paris. it has the same structure as a traditional waka, 5-7-5-7-7, but as an homage to the waka's roots in the haiku, the final line is both 5 and 7 syllables, taking the final two from the title.)

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sniadecki From: sniadecki Date: February 26th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Have I mentioned how much I love that you invented the tsuru?

I know. I have.
sogentlybefore From: sogentlybefore Date: February 28th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
i'm glad you're into it!
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