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Solitary Rock

This is a choka inspired by a magnificent solitary rock form I came across on my walk through the woods this weekend. (Choka Defintion The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the Choka, or Long Poem. The early form consisted of a series of Katuata joined together. This gives a choice of form structures of ..... 5 - 7 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7.. etc, or .. 5 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 5.. etc. ) Solitary Rock by Amy Swanson 2.8.2009 Cracked and aged with time a solitary rock stands solid, proud and strong. If you could but speak oh, the stories you could tell, hidden in your past. Tales of love and war... children playing, lovers' spats... ancient memories. But you hold your tongue speaking only to nature; quiet reverie.

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Date: 2/9/2009 12:09:00 AM
Nice one Amy .Rgds You may care to read the poems folk entered in my FIVE-SEVEN contest last September which were the naga-uta form of the choka.
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Date: 2/8/2009 7:40:00 AM
Firstly, the title is very cool..loved it.. the poem so well written and the language is great..the first stanza is wonderfully done.
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