February 14th, 2002

i'm good!

Oh, where art thou?

Just when I need poetic advice, Kitsune-chan is no where to be found.

It's funny, I have no problem appearing on stage and performing or giving a speech before a large group of people. Yet, try and write a piece for one person, a very understanding one at that, and I go to pieces with nervousness, heh. Ellen has always been good at helping me make sure I'm not delusional when I think it's finally written correctly.

Oh well, guess I'll have to try and make it work all on my own...
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i'm good!

Soft and sweet...

Well, after hours of work, I actually wrote a five-line poem, hehe. It's actually a poem about this very moment. It's a memory I carry like a photograph, and I wanted to express it to him, being that he never read the journal entry (damn @home bastards!).

Background for anyone curious enough to still be reading, hehe. Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry that actually pre-dates haiku. The syllable structure is 5-7-5 7-7. Kind of a haiku with an epilouge ^_^. I made my card out of Yoshitaka Amano artwork, and a Japanese poem seemed appropriate. It works for the art, and because a short, honest sentiment is what I wanted to convey. So, here it is:

Moonlight in my eyes
I turn my face towards you
As you sing in smiles

Here is where I keep our love
Embedded in the night sky


Yeah, that took about 2.5 hours to get right. Pretty pathetic, huh? I'm not a poet by nature at all...but I had to at least try it. Because I know, if it does what it's supposed to do, I'll get that smile I love so much...and that's all I need this Valentine's Day.
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