Geisha’s Tears (A Bussokusekika)

*A quick poem on the move, and a new form of Waka (Japanese Poetry) for me: the Bussokusekika. It is very similar to the Tanka, but with an extra line of 7 syllables at the end* 

Waters through heaven
fall among the crowded streets,
the Geisha, spellbound
beneath unearthly downpour,
has only her oilpaper
umbrella, makeup and tears.

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Poem © Phen Weston 2014

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