Spirits Rising

Spirits Rising
Japanese Mondo Poem
By Jennifer Kiley
by j. Kiley
created 02.01.13
posted 02.01.13

la lune bleue de cercle par j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

les esprits qui élèvent par j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

Japanese poetry: Mondo structurally consists of two parts—a question part and an answer part, each 5-7-7 onji making the total poem length 38 onji, structured 5-7-7-5-7-7 onji per line. A distinct rhythm break occurs in the middle of this structure where the question and answer join

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“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.” ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

2 thoughts on “Spirits Rising

  1. “Maybe it’s not as clear-cut as that. Maybe it’s the very presence of one thing – light or darkness – that necessitates the existence of the other.
    Think about it, people couldn’t become legendary heroes if they hadn’t first done something to combat darkness.” — Jessica Shirvington


    • “Being against evil doesn’t make you good. Tonight I was against it and then I was evil myself. I could feel it coming just like a tide… I just want to destroy them. But when you start taking pleasure in it you are awfully close to the thing you’re fighting.” — Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream


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