Savior, then Lord – A Sedoka of Sorts

While I was taking a break from blogging I missed a number of Form For All lessons at dVerse Poets Pub, so I decided yesterday to go check out the lessons I had missed to see if there was a new poetry form I could try. Sam Peralta—one of my favorite dVerse teachers—offered a lesson on the Japanese poetry form called the sedoka that consists of two tercets with lines of 5, 7, and 7 syllables each. Sam wrote, “The poem’s two verses usually provide two perspectives on the theme, with a sharp division after the third line, and a soft turn after line five, before the conclusion.” I decided to give it a try with one of my favorite themes.

Savior, then Lord

He died on the cross
Saving the souls of mankind
A free gift of salvation

We accept His gift
But this is not quite enough
For true change He must be Lord

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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9 Responses to Savior, then Lord – A Sedoka of Sorts

  1. Waltermarks says:

    Thanks for true words put to verse, no better sedoka could be written.


  2. Tracy says:

    thank you for your sedokas… well done.


  3. Debbie says:

    Thanks not only for the great sedoka, but also for sharing what one is! God bless you as you keep turned to Him!


  4. shanyns says:

    Amen! Amen! Thanks for this.


  5. Beautifully done Linda–


  6. kelvin s.m. says:

    …wonderful sedokas so passionately & carefully conceived… well done… smiles…


  7. brian miller says:

    true that…there is submission, which goes even further than obedience…smiles….nice sedoka


  8. Jasmine Cerys Ruby says:

    I love this. I remember learning about sedokas in school and thinking they were pretty cool. Might have to try one myself 🙂


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