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
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 ;-)
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