S is for Speed and Sedoka
I am participating in the A to Z Challenge this month, and today's letter is S.
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I have spent the past year-ish taking pictures of Maine vanity plates when I encountered them - most all in shopping center parking lots. I am writing a poem for each one, and this year the poem form begins with the same letter. I found 3 Maine vanity plates for today, and chose a Sedoka.
The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line 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.
Head perks up, ears twist,
Pausing in midstride, snort, stomp,
White tailed warning to the herd
Legs blend with saplings
Agile, invisible speed
Blurring tranquility’s space.
by Donna JT Smith, 2018
There is no A to Z on Sunday's...see you Monday!