Hi everyone it is Tuesday and time for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. This week I am going to answer Colleen’s challenge to try a new disapline. I am going to attempt a Sedoka. What is a Sedoka?

Ken, from Rivrvlogr shares a Sedoka, which is an unrhymed poem composed of two katauta. A katauta is able to standalone, with three lines and a syllable pattern of 5-7-7. A Sedoka therefore has the syllable count: 5-7-7, 5-7-7. Each katauta must be able to be read independently, but also create a cohesive singular work in the Sedoka.

Today’s words are from the lovey Sally Cronin and I must use them synonymously.

Eager and Hope.

Photo by Alena Koval on Pexels.com

Spring seems impatient
Ready to bust and blossom
Full of anticipation
Winter’s not done yet.
White her icy cloak folded
Any second to unfurl

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ken / rivrvlogr
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 14:06:39

    Excellent sedoka.


  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 14:50:49

    That is lovely Willow and a stunning sedoka…thanks β™₯


  3. Ritu
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 17:05:22

    A new form for you to conquer, Sis!!


  4. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 17:21:03

    Beautiful, Willow


  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 18:08:45

    What a lovely Sedoka, Willow. You left me with some peaceful images in my head. It’s warm here todayβ€” 64 F. if you can believe that. All the snow is about melted and I can feel spring. ❀


  6. Jules
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 20:15:22

    While we still have a few patches of snow, today was very much an introduction to spring up almost in the 70’s!! Saw a yard filled with snowdrops πŸ˜€


  7. Chel Owens
    Mar 10, 2021 @ 06:05:40

    Lovely, Willow.


  8. judeitakali
    Mar 11, 2021 @ 07:51:46

    Great tanka


  9. jazzytower
    Mar 11, 2021 @ 20:19:12

    I’m liking these new forms. Am being educated! πŸ™‚. Love how this one turned out.



  10. jazzytower
    Mar 11, 2021 @ 21:19:12

    I’m liking these new forms. Am being educated! πŸ™‚. Love how this one turned out.



  11. Anurag Maurya
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 02:59:07

    Good One !


  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 08:47:41

    Lovely poem Willow, we are all desperate for Spring!


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