Below is the poem entitled Sedoka 1 which was written by poet
Hicks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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a green blade of grass
peaks through a crack
next to polished shoes
it's a big world,
are they ready
NOTE: Sedoka is a bit more obscure that tanka or haiku, but it was nonetheless very popular in it's day (even older than haiku). Basically it's a couple three-line verses. The first one is basically a haiku, describing a scene using basic nouns and simple phrasing. The second verse is supposed to describe the feelings of the poet, based on the images from the first. Originally the rules were to write them in a 5-7-7-5-7-7 syllable format (but I don't like restricting myself to those rules).