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Shosagoto

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Shosagoto*

Dancing girl at the temple,  with grace and control  
in resonance with pitched chant, three-stringed shamisen 
accompanies the lyrics, tunes of the ancients
played out on Kabuki stage, hyoshigi* crack.
                                ~~Judi Van Gorder

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~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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tonyv

Who can resist a dancing girl, Judi? Erect a pole, and even in the temple I'll spend all my money. 🤸‍♀️ Nice work!

Tony


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Tinker

Haha Tony,  I had to write another example poem for a contest at Writing.com.  I began as a guest judge, now I'm full time judging and creating new challenges to write a poem in obscure forms from the Orient.  This round Oct 15 thru Oct 30 is  the Japanese, Imayo.  We get about 15 to 25 entries each round.  As judge I give pretty complete critique early in the contest as the poems come in, then reread and judge the entries on the last day.  They are allowed edits up to the last day.  Winners earn points which can be used for membership credits.  It is a learning process for all of us.  It's fun.

~~Tink


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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