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winter/summer

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #21 Out Of The Box #3 Chōka and Sedōka (Winter / Summer) The task is to create a Winter poem and a Summer poem, but you have to use the Chōka or the Sedōka form. The … Continue reading

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Fence of September

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes Form Friday – “Choka” One of the most intricate Japanese Poetry forms is the Choka. Also referred to as a “Long Poem,” the Choka often tells a story. It does not rhyme, and offers … Continue reading

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Colored Waters

Written for:  dVerse Poets-Meeting the Bar; the Choka   (posted by Bodhirose) The Choka or Long Poem is believed to be the most intricate of Japanese poetry and was used to tell a story; many were epic with over 100 … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #186 Georgia’s 2nd “days of Christmas” (choka).  Choka:  a form of waka (Japanese court poetry of the 6th to 14th century) consisting of alternating lines of five and seven syllables and ending with an extra line … Continue reading

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Lighting Candles

Written for: Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #56 Choka (or Nagauta), Japanese “long poem” The poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, who composed most of his work in the last decade of the 7th century, took the choka to its highest lyrical point with … Continue reading

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