I am Varnika! I am 14 years old and study at a school called Ohana, in Bangalore. I am not really a person that writes poems because I am not very good at writing short lines, but for the first time I gave it a shot and I wrote a Sedoka, I really enjoyed it and would love to write more in the future!
Do you know what a Sedoka is? It is a Japanese poem form inspired by the traditions of the katuata and mondo. Structurally each verse is similar to a haiku, at least to western eyes, consisting of 5-7-7 or 5-7-5 syllable structures. It differs from a similar mondo in that it is not a collaborative work, but instead a poem by a single poet.
Here is a Sedoka poem I wrote, titled War.
Smiles hidden under
Clouds of darkness took over
She cried at every bloodshed
Death and destruction
She went through pain and sadness
But, back to life after all
“But back to life after all “: hope that the world moves on with very deep
Varnika s poem is very meaningful and thought provoking.Her expression is diligent and touched the heart
Nice, good job
Wonderful attempt Varnika.Looking forward for more from you.
Epic, wonderful,awesome, looking forward for more of these
Nice one Varnika… Great start … Keep going ..keep writing
Nice one Varnika… Great start … Keep going ..keep writing..Well done!!!
This is lovely, Varnika! So powerful. Keep at it 🌸