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This is the freebie for today's fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It belongs to the series Lacquerware, which you can find via the Serial Poetry page.

EDIT: This poem inspired the story "Recovery Action" by [personal profile] rix_scaedu.


"silkbag"


silk bag encloses
programs woven by fingers
of old blind women

onnagata is
equally male and female,
role and performer

sensitivity
enables both of these things
to become themselves

* * *

Notes:

Haiku verses have a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.  Learn how to write haiku.

An onnagata is a male actor who plays female roles in kabuki theatre, historically a kind of genderqueer although not as often so in modern times.



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Date: 2015-07-21 09:53 pm (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
And the title reminds me of QUILTBAG.

Re: Yes...

Date: 2015-07-22 02:59 am (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu

Figures. :-)

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Date: 2015-07-22 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rix-scaedu.livejournal.com
So, why is it the first verse that makes me want to stop and think quiet thoughts for a while?

Hmm...

Date: 2015-07-22 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
Maybe because working with silk and programming things are both activities which require long, calm focus?

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