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The Survivors (Sedoka)

High in the Andes Surviving the fiery crash Overcoming winter’s storm Telling their stories Spirit of preservation The inner soul of mankind Comments: The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line poems called a katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives. The katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7. This Sedoka addresses the intestinal fortitude of the rugby team surviving the plane crash in the Andes in 1972.

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