Hello, beautiful readers! We entered a new season at the 24 Seasons Syllabic Poetry Challenge. It is now Daikan, or Deep Cold. Colleen Chesebro has challenged us to write a poem using the kigo words that represent the weather in our hemisphere. There isn't much change in the weather where I live, but the northern states have gotten a beatdown with winter storms.
As I was thinking about icicles and a deep freeze, my brain went in another direction. A phrase stuck in my head, and I went with it. I decided to write a tanka poem. Tanka poems consist of five lines with a syllabic pattern of 5-7-5-7-7. The third line tends to be a pivot, essentially creating two separate poems within one. My kigo words are bolded and italicized.
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snowstorms wreak havoc
icy winds isolate all
loneliness chills me
my heart's frozen to the core
never to be thawed again
Now, don't go worrying about me. 😉 I'm not depressed. I'm very much in a good place in my life. I just thought of all those people isolated in their homes because of the freezing weather and that led me down this path.
Do you ever feel isolated because of weather? I'd love to hear from you.
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