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.


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

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

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

  4. Cuckooclock - thanks! it was a fun form