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Poem: "silkbag" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "silkbag"
This is the freebie for today's fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It belongs to the series Lacquerware, which you can find via the Serial Poetry page.

EDIT: This poem inspired the story "Recovery Action" by [personal profile] rix_scaedu.


silk bag encloses
programs woven by fingers
of old blind women

onnagata is
equally male and female,
role and performer

enables both of these things
to become themselves

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Haiku verses have a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.  Learn how to write haiku.

An onnagata is a male actor who plays female roles in kabuki theatre, historically a kind of genderqueer although not as often so in modern times.

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rix_scaedu From: rix_scaedu Date: July 22nd, 2015 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
So, why is it the first verse that makes me want to stop and think quiet thoughts for a while?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 22nd, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)


Maybe because working with silk and programming things are both activities which require long, calm focus?
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