Conversation – An ABC Poem (C)

In conversation,

find cravings for attention,

not intervention.

Please do not judge me.

Just open your ears and see;

insecurity.

No condescension

or those quick fix solutions.

Just, conversation.

My Alphabetical Poetry – Letter C

For more poetry forms starting with the letter C, click HERE.

Choka Poem

Definition

The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the Choka, or Long Poem.

The early form consisted of a series of Katuata joined together.

The Katuata originally consisted of a poem consisting of 19 sound units or onji, (in the west we would describe this as having a syllable count of 19).

There was a break after the fifth and twelfth onji and this would give us a form structure of. 5 – 7 – 7.

Later poets also wrote using only 17 onji and this gave a form structure of 5 – 7 – 5.

This gives a choice of form structures of ….. 5 – 7 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7.. etc, or .. 5 – 7 – 5 – 5 – 7 – 5.. etc. for the Choka

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