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.
Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2007
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