Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #96 Little Ones … Sedoka


A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem composed of two katauta. A katauta has three lines with the syllable pattern 5-7-7 and is complete in itself and able to stand alone. A Sedoka therefore has the syllable count: 5-7-7, 5-7-7.

field of red flowers
evokes memories of war
the names so long forgotten

call to arms remain
in Flander’s field the dead still lie
poppies with their crimson blush


Andrew Curtis

remembrance day
red poppies exchanged for white
ghost of glamorous war

Carpe Diem #1716 Poppies