January 12th, 2009

Inu Knitting

Ganked and modified

grabbed a meme from paynesgrey , although I'm modifying it.

This is the original meme:

The first five people to comment to this post get to request a sketch of a character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their artistic/writing ability. If you absolutely can't draw, you can offer drabbles or icons or something instead.

Well, since I'm not ready to let anybody see any sketches of characters from me, I will offer to do a tanka poem. What is a tanka you ask? It is a five line poem made up of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables. Here is an example:

I met you walking
down yesterday’s tomorrow,
winter giving way --
spring bloomed as you walked that road,
an unexpected surprise.

But you know me, friends.  If it's a subject that'd squick me, I probably won't be able to write about it!

1.  furousha  - Hojo  (done!)
2.  kmoaton  - Miroku (done!)
3: magedelbene  - Sesshoumaru (done)
4. landofthekwt  - Sesshmom (done)
5. salomesensei  - InuYasha angsty/insightful (done)

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Poem: 7 Tanka of InuYasha Characters

I did these as responses to a meme, and  I like how they turned out. (Tanka is a Japanese-style poem of 5 lines with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables, a really neat verse form that I use a lot.)


Midoriko, whose sad adventures started the Shikon no Tama on its way.

Fate and her duty
wrapped around her like a chain -
a hard choice to make.
Binding what evil she could,
her heart plunged into twilight.


Sesshoumaru's Mother

She pondered, sometimes,
in her castle in the air
how karma plays out,
and how the gold of his eyes
once glinted in the sunshine.



His eyes alone warmed
as he stood there in the light,
silver hair stirring
in the warm breeze of summer.
He watched Rin picking flowers.



He knew fear's dark taste
but tried to hide it away
with women, laughing --
but she made him realize
there was hope beyond the fear.



Once again he walks,
so bemused and bewildered
at how love escapes--
Girls giggle behind his back
as he dreams of Kagome.


InuYasha  (I did two of these, both which take place after the close of the manga)


In the dark, sometimes
it would all come crashing in,
loss and love and pain --
when he whimpered in his sleep,
his miko would pet his ear.


He watched his children
playing in the evening light
wondering what-ifs,
how the bitter came crashing
hard before he tasted sweet.
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Idle Wish

Idle wish:  That the reader who chews you out because your chapters are short and contain poems and other brief pieces would read the summary that clearly states that it isn't a chapter fic, but a collection of poems and drabbles and short pieces about InuYasha....

Either said person didn't pick up on that or thought somehow that it was irritating that the various short pieces were each on their own page...and I should make my chapters longer. 

Somehow, it didn't matter, or she didn't realize that they were all stand-alone pieces, posted as written.

That was a bit different.