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Shiloh Dared Me!!

Posted in Everday Living, My Inspirations, Old Deep Roots, Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on 24/01/2010 by gwenguin1

My friend Shiloh, a lot of you know Shiloh, dared me to write some forms of Japanese  poetry after I told her that I do not write good verse poetry.  I don’t class the Japanese forms in with verse poetry  because they follow different forms and philosophies the European-based poetic forms.  So here are the poems I did write, using the Senryu, Tanka, and Lanturne forms of Japanese poetry.

Senryu 1:

 Cat’s pawprints

Cross the floor

He’s on the hunt.

 

Senryu 2

Aching toes

Reach Heaven

With my dancing.

 

Tanka 1

 Laughter in symbols

Sorrow in harsh silences

Hope does not spring here

Love’s petals are withered, sere

Dreams do not flourish down here.

 

 

Lanturne 1

 Love

Blossoms

Silently

When it’s not sought.

 

Lanturne 2

 Hate

Slithers

Coils twining

Devours the Light.

 

These are my attemnpts, you can find Shiloh’s at http://sunnydreamer.net/2010/japanese-styles.shtml.  I hope you enjoy them, and find some inspiration in them.