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a Ryūka poem on a Japanese new year custom

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god, in a satiny packet,
sells life, each of ours, lovingly,
the twists and turns, unsurety looms,
still, the packet, we buy!

A Ryūka (琉歌) is a form of a poem, slightly different from a Haiku. It originates from Okinawa, and often follows a pattern of 8–8–8–6 syllables.



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Somsubhra Banerjee

Somsubhra Banerjee


Loves mountains, sea waves, old buildings, petrichor, sound of night crickets, haiku, kintsukuroi , books, dogs, silences and also cacophonies!:)