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Sated, my soul rests


Bathed in the essence of us

What now, I ask you


Head in your hands no words fill


The immense chasm between us.


Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s note: This is my first time to participate in Jilly’s Half-a-poem Challenge by writing the first part of a Somonka.   A somonka is a type of Japanese poetry framed in two tankas. It has love as the central theme and is a short love-letter exchanged by the persons involved.  The mechanics are as follows:


The Somonka is:
• a poem in 10 lines, made up of 2 tankas.
• syllabic, 5-7-5-7-7 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line.
• composed in the form of statement-response,
• often written by 2 poets, one writing the statement the other the response but a single poet can write both parts.
• titled.
• unrhymed.
• built around the theme of love.” (The information is from poetscollective.org, please click the somonka link to go to the site)

This is open to everyone- Please join in to write the response or the second part to complete the poem.

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