Day 24 [10:42-11:07 pm]
…today’s prompt might give you a break. “U” is for “Utterance.” According to Lewis Turco in The New Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics (University Press of New England, 1986), an utterance is a spontaneous word or phrase. He describes the Japanese form the mondo, which consists of a question and its spontaneous, intuitive answer. (www.wildviolet.net/2015/04/24/napowrimo-prompt-24/#.Vx1-WnTD9nE)
Researched “mondo” and came out here:
The tanka expresses feelings and thoughts regardless of the direction they take. Originally there was also an attempt to connect these thoughts and feelings to nature. (www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1141)
Death of a Mighty Oak
Broad leaves once shaded,
branches sheltered trav’ling birds,
trunk strong and firm; now
infested by many worms.
Its roots are also rotted.
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