Irrationality

Written In Response To:

Your Daily Word Prompt – Errors – August 21, 2019

Your Daily Word Prompt – Problematic – August 22, 2019

Galatea de las Esferas, Dalí (1952)

repeat same errors

over and over again

problematic mind

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An Invitation To Faith – Choka Poem

The Choka (長歌 long poem) is:

  1. a narrative.
  2. syllabic. Composed of any number of couplets made up of alternating 5-7 onji (sound syllables) per line. In English we can only treat the onji as a syllable.
  3. unrhymed.
  4. concluded by a hanka, an envoy in the form of the waka, 31 onji or sound syllables in 5 lines with 5-7-5-7-7. “han” meaning repetition, the hanka is to summarize the Choka. The word tanka is often substituted for hanka or waka (they are all rooted in the same 31 syllable, 5 line form, their root seems to make them interchangeable with only subtle differences to separate them.)  Poetry Magnum Opus.

Written In Response To:

MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt – Train Ticket – For today’s prompt you are going on a train ride. Choose either the journey itself as your focus (a classic mystery/crime drama to solve for example) or the destination. The train need not be of this reality and therefore it can take you anywhere including the after life! As to how you came by the train ticket that too can have mysterious origins. 

train ticket arrives

from whence it came is unknown

intrigued to accept

ride is pre-reserved

date and time already booked

today, time is now

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anxiously I hesitate

remember to breathe

destination is unknown

note with ticket says

board with faith don’t ask questions

again I pause, breathe

then step aboard waiting train

fear, not an option

train unseen by human eyes

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unscabbed eyes awake

a new understanding dawns

solid foundation

that grew from a mustard seed

believing without seeing

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