waiting for the air to breathe
snow gently falling
Photo credit: Luke, via BurningWell.org
I learned about Sedoka last night over at Joseph Harker’s poetry blog, naming constellations, so I wanted to try one. According to AllPoetry.com, a Sedoka is a poem with the syllabic form 5/7/7 5/7/7, where each stanza (or, more accurately, katauta) comes at the same subject from different perspectives. I thought it would be fun to try one, which is how I came to write Impasse.
you lie before me
yourself, burnt in effigy