rosewater: a sedoka

scent of rosewater
betrays hands’ and hearts’ return
from the city’s dark corners

one mean talon torn
caught on the ink of her back
she’s thrice marked, soul sold, willing

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Tonight is Form for All at the dVerse Poet’s Pub. Samuel Peralta teaches us classic japanese forms and shares very, very old poems written with such fervor they read as modern. He challenges us to write a and share a short form called Sedoka. Not Neil Sedaka, and not Sudoku number puzzles, but something infinitely richer ;-)

To read all the entries, click around on this list.

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Raging my mid-life crisis. Reclaiming my riot girl youth. Resenting my overdeveloped intellect. Wyeth Bailey is a pseudonym. You may follow me on twitter @DangerousSweets View all posts by Wyeth Bailey

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