Seize The Day (Ya-Du)

 Let go, I say,

for today is

a play that steers

your heart.  Hear it?

Dont fear the hour, seize this day….commit!

The Ya-Du is a very difficult poetic form.  Greg, from Memoirsofadragon, used this wonderful guide to help him build his poem and I am stealing it!  It shows exactly what needs to rhyme on what syllable.

This is dedicated to all you patient procrastinators!

O. O. O. a.

O. O. a. O

O. a. O. b

O. O. b. c.

O. b. O. O. O. O. O. O. c. [but can have 5, 7, 9 or 11]

 

6 thoughts on “Seize The Day (Ya-Du)

    1. I wrote it as a B-day gift to Greg, (Ruth–a word press friend of Kira and me), but sadly he never saw it as he has gone completely underground! So I figured someone else might appreciate it. Kira: Hope you are doing better, I think of you often and you are definitely on my prayer list for healing!

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      1. Lori, I’m doing better. They are slowly eliminating one thing after another with the health issues. Thankfully, nothing major has been found 🙂 Thank you so much for your prayers, sweet friend. So Greg has just disappeared on you? Has he done that before? I hope he is okay…

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        1. While that is good news, it is frustrating to have symptoms that don’t have an answer! I will keep praying for illumination and healing!
          He has disappeared before but I am a little worried as he told me he was going to email me a bunch of items and then….nothing. If you have a moment can you email him a how are you to see if he is alive and well?
          I miss your poetry blog and was sad to see it gone! I confess that I used the poetry forms page a lot for ideas and inspiration!

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          1. It is frustrating, but I’m thankful for everything they eliminate 🙂 How long has it been since you talked with Greg? I didn’t know he’d disappeared from email before, I hope he is okay. I will definitely email and check in to see how he is doing. I will open up one of my blogs that blog so you can still use the poetry forms page 🙂 (I’m not sure which one so I will let you know as soon as I open it.) Now that it’s been awhile I don’t think I will get any traffic. I haven’t really been writing much poetry these days. I’ve been recycling old poetry and adding commentary on how God has changed the situations in my life. I have been feeling an urge to write some poetry lately, so maybe I will do that.
            How are you doing? I think about you often, but stink at emailing 😦 I don’t even check my email – especially since it is no longer on my phone.

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            1. Great attitude Kira! By the time I was done all the workup, I was actually glad to have a “real ” diagnosis. Everything negative leads to no answers.
              Last talked to Greg end of July. He was going on a 4 week vacation and said he would email very soon as he finally would have some time. Worrywort me, I fear he’s gotten run over on one of his long biking trips! He disappeared last year right after the divorce for seven months! So probably the same MO, just weirder.
              I had to return to work full time, so no poetry time for me! I have a long queue of poems that are running down while I am too frazzled to think.
              How was your vacation in September? Did you go anywhere? Is your stepdad doing any better?
              A-ha! I had sent you a get well e-card, and Greg had sent you an email but we didn’t hear back from you and now I know why! Email is a blessing and a curse!

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