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Drunkenness – A Zappai

In my drunkenness
Everything was glorious
Until it was not

This Zappai was written in response to the August Scavenger Hunt challenge hosted by Val at A Different Perspective. Val has given us 13 prompts lots of short forms of poetry to complete by August 31st. To know more about this challenge, click here.

Zappai is a form of Japanese poetry, though different from Haiku it has similar origin in Hakai. It is a seventeen syllable poem usually written in 5-7-5 form.

This is my first time writing something structured. Honestly I didn’t even know about forms of poetry and syllables before I stumbled across this challenge.

I look forward to doing more of these and welcome any feedback!! Seriously! I’m not even a hundred percent sure I got the syllables counting right!

5 responses to “Drunkenness – A Zappai”

  1. Your syllable count is spot on and the word choice is delightful!!! I think that poetry forms make me write more concisely and often add clarity. I can scarce believe you are a stranger to this form – Bravo!

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    1. I’m so relieved! Looking forward to attempting more of the challenges! Thanks for the support.


  2. WP challenges teaches you a lot of things. I too came across such poetic forms only through WP challenges 🙂


    1. Right! This was my first try and I felt so good


    2. Share something you wrote as a challenge. I’d love to read


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