In the scope of things

kindred souls grateful
to dwell beyond fettered worlds
seeking the pathway
to peace in blissful places
standing in the still of time

What do you see # 158- October 31, 2022

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a doorway in a brick wall. Beyond the doorway, you can see a garden view, extending back to the mountains.


The waka is a Japanese 5-line poem (or stanza) that is often considered synonymous with the tanka, because both have a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable per line structure. However, the waka groups its lines together in a particular way. The first 2 lines should make up one piece, the next 2 lines should make the next, and then, the final line can stand on its own–or as part of the second group.

It’s possible to end stop after line 2, 4, and 5. But other forms of punctuation can do the trick as well.

Check out my Guide to Short Poetry Forms.


Image credit; Mick Haupt @ Unsplash

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23 thoughts on “In the scope of things

    1. Oh, no! Belladharma, give extra hugs to BellaSita Mum from me and Callie and meow that I hope she feels better soon. 😺


      1. Thanx Miss Eugi an Callie! Mee did give BellaSita lotss of xtra purrss an even a kissey
        Ann shee tooked xtra Codeine an her pain has eased sum.
        Thnax fore beein so supportive!
        ~~head rubss~~to Callie~~
        ~~head rubss to Miss Eugi~~

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