Love’s Refuge (Double Sedoka)

By Christopher Rupley and Jadedmess


The look in your eyes
beckons me to do my best,
reminding me that your love
is like saving Grace-
never absent in my flaws, 
ever present in my dreams

The touch of your hands
assures that you will bestow
abiding refuge and love-
How can I ignore
such tenderness amid strength?
My soul brims with ecstasy

(This is a poetic collaboration between myself and Jadedmess. It is a form of Waka called double Sedoka, and the count is 5-7-7-5-7-7, 5-7-7-5-7-7. It is an ancient form of dialogue between Japanese lovers. She is a diamond in the rough. Please check out the rest of her work by visiting Jadedmess).
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10 thoughts on “Love’s Refuge (Double Sedoka)

  1. Let me know when you would like to write another one. I think this is a beautiful form of writing too. It seems so personal and passionate to imagine it being between lovers. It’s a pity relationships don’t operate like this anymore, because I would sign up to write like this in a relationship in a heartbeat. This time, you start! Haha

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  2. Okay I will (start, that is) πŸ™‚
    It would be incredible if relationships did operate like this. Writing between 2 lovers would be very intimate.

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  3. Agreed. That’s nothing I’ve ever experienced. It might be a whole different world to be inside each others minds instead of lost in one’s own.

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