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Kawaii

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Kawaii

watching anime, she feigns
a high scream of glee, seeing
where a mushroom cloud should be. . . . 
a flower rises


*Kawaii means “Cute.” Japan has become the 
culture of “cuteness” and “Kawaii” is often uttered,
 especially by young girls, on seeing anything they
 deem adorable or pretty. It is seen in anime - the
Japanese cartoons -  and in mascots such as Hello
Kitty and focuses on “otaku” which is a kind of 
“pop cult fanaticism“ which some see as an escape
from the reality of the horrible trauma of WWII.

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:09:00 AM

    Wow, Great poem. and another winner. I've learned something new as well. Well done!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:36:00 PM

    Will try and read a few tonight as I am so behind on my reading, commenting and writing. Winter is coming so should give me plenty of time. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 9:30:00 PM

    Hi, Andrea, funny you call this work. ..actually im way behind. my restaurant keeps getting in the way. all I have time for nowadays is reading the winning poems. thank u for the reply. psss... my sis is going to judge all the contest I have on hold..... lol lets see how well she does... hugs...pd

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 9:35:00 PM

    have you seen a regal lady in power suit scream Kawaii in front of a crowd. . .shocking and a brief moment of lost mind and action. . .until you realized she is not in pain! lols Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 9:52:00 AM

    Congrats on your superb piece,Andrea...

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:07:00 PM

    congratulation Andrea, in Debbie's awesome contest....... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:54:00 PM

    congrats on your win with this lovely poem Andrea :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 6:42:00 PM

    We had similar messages......'great minds think alike?? lol......I love your poem!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:58:00 PM

    The density of the population, the drive to excel, scarcity all lead down very cratered paths! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 1:45:00 PM

    this is a charm , andie.. love your unique take on the theme.. sweet congrats, birthday girl!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 6:51:00 AM

    Congratulations, I enjoyed the explanation as well.

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:40:00 AM

    Congrats on the win

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:54:00 AM

    Super nice Andrea... luv..pd

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:29:00 AM

    Awesome poem friend Andrea. :) Congratulations on your win..hugs, maria

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 12:18:00 AM

    Glad i inspired you to write this Andrea...congrats ...Seren

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:30:00 PM

    Congratulations Andy love xx

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 6:43:00 PM

    If this won something then congratulations Petal. I've never seen any of this so had no idea what your poem was saying, I had to read the comments below just to get an idea lol. Take care, Richard

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 9/6/2013 11:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha, the comment I made underneath says it all.
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 4:02:00 PM

    congrays on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 2:56:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 1:23:00 PM

    Andie, why the period?

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 9:14:00 AM

    Sorry, I got carried away-- what I also wanted to say was I enjoyed your dodoitsu-- I could so picture an anime girl and that flower popping out, those big eyes and big mouth-- very cool how you chose this topic-- got me smiling!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 9:13:00 AM

    Your title caught my eye, and yes, I have heard of 'kawaii'-- now I am even saying it aloud in my head with that accent and a hand movement-- "Kawaii"! I think I fall for this a bit, not the anime ones, but those uber cute Japanese stuff-- gosh, cut me loose in a Japanese store, I may never leave, Haha. They have so many cute things. Thanks for the note below, I learned something new. I don't watch much anime, and only got hooked on one- Ranma 1/2 --details on that next time. Hugs to you sweetie

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:24:00 PM

    Are you into anime? I used to be a big comic book fan - but I think that was before the time that Japanese comics became big here. Interesting. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 10:18:00 AM

    In every culture the new generations seem to be developing their super heroes... quite a contrast between now and WWII. Very original and creative expression... :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

    great poem Andrea. Its really great to be great. If it is for a contest wish you the top spot. (:c Jenish

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 7:40:00 PM

    i could give you some titles that are watchable not so cutey bamboo blade is a very good anime, The series tells the story of Toraji Ishida, a luckless high school Kendo instructor, who is challenged by his former upperclassman, also a kendo instructor, to a competition between their female students. The bet inspires Toraji to gather and train a team of five girls. Fortuitously, at this time he meets Tamaki Kawazoe, a gifted young female kendo practitioner.

    Morgan Avatar Danesh Morgan Date: 8/22/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    it surely beats power puff girls by a long shot and honestly i can't stand PPG!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:32:00 PM

    love this clever write, Andrea - thanks very much, enjoyed your contest : )

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:05:00 PM

    Profoundly Kawaii. :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 1:38:00 PM

    Fascinating culture, I think. I've always hated anime but this puts it in a whole new light for me. I love this little piece, Andrea.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:59:00 AM

    An explosion of glee rather than of horror. Good stuff. LOve, DAver

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