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-ripples caused by koi-

Do you see the rain my love? / apart from raging storms?
Can we speak without the fire/ of lightning in your eyes?
Will the sea and currents now divide us?/ Will we drift apart?  


-pepper pod wings -

Stillness follows plunking toads/ watched by dragonflies
the air is sweetened by your presence/ next to me on mossy rocks
too far away from memory now/ are others like yourself


-watching you sleep -

Painted without hands/ the sky dances on the pond
Heron feed on fish and clouds/ tasting much the same
A little fire boiling tea/ and unspoken emotions



-Seeking Dragons-

cherry blossoms caressing hair/ stirred by evening and starlight
tasting the remains of sweet memories/ longing for new
distantly lanterns awaken / quietly we ignore them



-weaving between-

moonlight gently held/ within your eyes and smile
as laughter finds what was lost/ returned and restored
slipping past the dawn/  a new day, enhanced by dew
these where written several months ago, and just before my computer began acting paranoid and refusing to open the pod bay doors. this Eastern form of poetry is called Soji, and from what i understand it predates haiku by a considerable length of time. this is the order in which they were written, so in a sense they are related to each other and tell a story, however you can read them apart form each other and still come up with your own narrative. the first was inspired by Basho (and his plunking toads) and that naturally lead to the ones and the imagery that followed. i am very happy with this sequence.

if these inspire your own soji, i would like to read them
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're incredible with words Scott
Wish you could put all (well a large majority) of your collection into a book and find a artist (with a very unique style) that would paint pictures to compliment your beautiful words. 
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*grin* thanks Michelle

might have to talk to my cousin -Kacie-
about that idea the next time i see her 
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i'd love something like that to come to fruition!
I'd be first in (a long line) lol
I know so many others would love to have a bound collection of your beautiful verses. 
Still annoyed with myself for losing that street lamp one you wrote! Grrr!
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i still haven't found it here, but i have a lot of flash drives to look through and one or two other computers that it might be hiding...
there's also a chance (albeit a rather slim one) that it might be on one of the messages in my sent folders...but that is a massive
amount of reading to go through (days if not weeks worth)... i can almost remember what i wrote, but the tricky part is that if it
was written as a comment for something someone posted and that person is no longer on DA everything they posted is usually 
lost or deleted... will keep looking...maybe my brain will cooperate and let me remember the words 
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The original verse you wrote for someone on pandora. I then wrote it in a comment, but blow me down if i could find it-must have been in a note. Don't worry about going out of your way for it (hugs), it'll turn up if its mean't to😃
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if it's on pandora it will show up eventually...i've found comments i've written over a year ago when the song is played...granted predicting when that particular song might show up in the playlist queue is nearly impossible but that's where being at the right place at the right time pays off 
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True!
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*nodding* 
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Immortalium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool poetry. Looks like a challenging format.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. any new format can seem a bit daunting at first
but this was not that difficult to understand...since it
is related to haiku (which i have written for a long time)
once i began thinking in this style the everything came
together rather quickly
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Immortalium Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Sounds like fun.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this particular set was a lot of fun to write
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Immortalium Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Must be.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've tried adding to this but it never really worked that well...
sometimes it's better to leave things alone...the trick is knowing
when that is
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Immortalium Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true. It can be tricky to learn that sometimes.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed...i've written a lot more than i'll ever post...
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Sakura-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way these stanzas flow. Not to mention the style of poetry. Well done!
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much. i'm very happy with how these
all came together.
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Sakura-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They are very well done!
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*grin* thank you very much
would really like to see a few
sumie' paintings to go with these
think that would be awesome
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