under the moonlight by Cheryll Perez
He long was my muse;
my heart ne'er forgot a night
of splendor in the moonlight.
He told me in dreams
that I have the softest skin;
then he whispered in my ear.
Written for dVerse Poets Pub FormForAll, where Samuel Peralta's prompt is
The Princess' Poem to her Secret Love. The prompt is for us to write a Sedoka, and Sam begins his beautiful post with these lines (please click link to read more):
As a poetic form, the sedoka is one of the rarest forms today, not often seen even within its native Japan..
And yet, some scholars have contended that one of the greatest poems of the Japanese language is a sedoka – a poem composed as a declaration of love by the Princess Nukata.