04 November 2011

Man'yoshu: I will have to wait

Your delightful breasts
tease me, beckon me forward.
I want to feel your
soft skin pressed against my own.
For now, I will have to wait.



dVerse Poets' Pub: Form for All
Man'yoshu: a widespread form in Japan during the 700s CE
Poems were declarative rather than introspective, imagistic rather than abstract.
1 of 3 topics, Somon: mutual exchanges of love or longing
1 of 2 styles, Tanka: syllable counts of 5-7-5-7-7.
Learn more about the form here.

7 comments:

  1. ah, well here is to hoping waits come to an end...in their right time...

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  2. Let's hope the wait isn't too long.

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  3. Bubba - sorry :-)
    Brian - lovely thoughts
    Pat - thanks

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  4. Cuckooclock - thanks! it was a fun form

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