Gulls and Ducks – a kyoka (rerun May 3, 2014)

Hello world…I’m terribly busy, soI thought rather than not post at all that I’d show you some reruns…hope you enjoy this one!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAgulls screeching on high
kayakers went paddling by
ducks sat there laughing
puddling about on the lake front
as gulls guanoed the boaters


(Why a kyoka and not a tanka?  Kyoka: informal, improper and generally comic side of the 31-syllable Japanese poetry sometimes called ‘kyoka,’ or ‘kyouka,’ literally it means, “mad-poems” or “madcap verse,” representing “absolute freedom both in respect of language and choice of subject.”  Here’s a brief history of kyoka that I found looking for more information about this genre that I saw mentioned on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)  I was going to use Kyoka to write a poem to this quote by Khalil Ghibran… “forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” (but couldn’t find a good photo, so I’ll write something serious…maybe.)

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