Japanese Mondo Poem
By Jennifer Kiley
by j. Kiley
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
“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