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This is your Weekly Poetry Shot #199

The tifa's guide
our procession
on a flower-
bearer flanked path.
One last stroll
to return to Mother Earth.

In the past few weeks, I've been experimenting with a new poetic form I created, the highku. Just like me tritriplicata, it's a syllabic form, meaning there's a guidance on how many syllables per line therre should be in a highku poem. When I created my tritriplicata, it was with more than just a syllable count guidance. This time, the idea is to set it free and see how it evolves. A highku has 6 lines, which have 4, 4, 4, 4, 3 and 7 syllables, 26 in total. It is inspired by the emerging higher culture in the wonderful world of web3.

I've created a couple of highkus already. About running, about aiming higher, and the one above, written while attending the funeral of a cherished relative. Now, it's up to you. What will you make of it?

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Poésie de la vie

The Tifa is a drum from Maluku, a region in the eastern part of Indonesia consisting of many islands and many stories. My father was born there.

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