orchid odes poetry prompts
pistil poetry prompt:
write a poem to a pair, trio, quartet or lucky number of friends.
ode to four friends
for jamae sori & kycc & ieumsae
at summer’s end twilight rests easy
round cornstalks. dragonflies lift off
leaf helipads. ribbons in five directions
colors festoon halmoni village tree
jing woongs surround sound. embraces
villagers inside concentric circle fields
nodding heads with grain glory.
pumpkin pride. tomato red redemption
jangku ki-daks hourglass sexy undulates
paths dusty with joy & sorrow’s footsteps.
we seeds of farmers past. eggplants
blushing indigo sins of fathers
buk du-dungs rolling thunder. lightening
lover’s ecstasy. sudden electric expanse
of sky. peasant road music to trod sod
seasons. marchers to dance urban arteries
kwaengari ji-kaengs heaven sori.
reddens firefly nights. plumps sticky
rice gratitude. frees leaf brown hands
to open poetry’s veins
accompany orchid accompany
note: for the basics about these instruments & style of music see wiki. see professor donna kwon for analysis of the development of this music among korean diaspora in the us. see ieumsae for oakland ca’s pungmul revival.