Hey everyone, It’s a Saturday and I’m indulging in a poetic form I haven’t written in a while: the badger hexastich. It is a short syllabic poem (details at the end) I did a series of them, each accompanying an image I’ve been meaning to write for. All seven of these badgers form one single poem. I hope you enjoy.
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Inside these mirrored depths Reflections of my soul demand I acknowledge darkness and light are one
Across uncharted ways rewards lurk in shadow awaiting softer lights judgement is not welcome
Atop bright mountain peaks the night will come in haste Stars belong to darkness yet still they shine they thrive
She bleeds a trail of pain the path to weeping soul for thee who takes her whole even when unwhole She waits
Oh Soul imprisoned soul This void is unending Our hope has abandoned Our joy is gone It’s time
Won’t you see what I see This myriad of dreams A path to redemption The way to healing calls us
Dear Soul Step in the light where day reveals beauty and night is sure to come ease your despair balance.
As promised, a badger hexastich is a syllabic poem with (2/4/6/6//4/2) count.
Kouta is a Japanese syllabic form perfect for traditional or hometown/village poetry. I hope you enjoy. Follow the tankatuesday link above to see the guidelines for writing it. Looking forward to your thoughts.