Time Capsule

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Heidelberg Castle

Vined walls reek with lost stories

Untold days of old

Ghosts, wars, knights, and lovers..

Time capsule never opened


Photo of Heidelberg Castle: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Frank Tassone introduced us to three types of five line Japanese poems: Tanka (feelings), Kyota people/humor, and Gogyohka    (any five line poem). They often follow the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern but may vary.   I chose the last one for my poem today.

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54 thoughts on “Time Capsule

  1. My daughter recently visited Ireland, and brought back glorious photos of ancient castles there. Your beautiful words capture the way these microcosms of history make me feel. Bravo

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  2. Such a beautful poem, accurate to describe that beautiful photo! Also, thank you for introducing different Japanese poems. I only know Haiku and Tanka until you mentioned the two others here. Great work!

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  3. I think the vines crawl rather than reek 😉 But an enchanting photo and tanka, Dwight! My church belongs to a small denomination that teaches the Heidelberg Catechism so I find this intriguing.

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