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A Game of Sedoka

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


A Game of Sedoka

Sedoka is a Japanese syllabic form made of six lines: 577577

Counting within fives

Grandpa’s favorite morning game

word game of five and seven

cup of hot coffee

relaxing moment in thought

sit in his favorite chair.

These routines make time

pass with pleasure and fashion

these days of hard work and toil

get lost in a five

minute thought on these numbers

and how the pieces may fit.

Meanings in the five

meanings in the seven too

find the patterns in the math

as the numbers speak

the world changes around us

let’s stick to these smaller feats.

Stay with this small five

there is danger in numbers

greater than the number ten

play this small quick game

create with five and seven

a world that we can live in.

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann