as empty as the sea is wide
a breach within my heart
sadness lifts me with its wings
I am carried along this crest
dissolving into a self that burns an eternal flame


© P.A. Kynda Palazy.
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for CDHK: #1496 Rabindra Sangeet, the music of Bengal

This day’s travels brings us to India, specifically Bengal. This region’s folk music is rather particular, inspired by the words of Rabindranath Tagore, and is known as Rabindra Sangeet. Chèvrefeuille shares a wealth of information about Tagore and the history of this type of music at the prompt. 

modern mystic rhythms

I slowly slip into a sphere
as rounded as my hips wanting to sway
slowly, left to right, loosening
my grip on this harsh angled world
I am lifted to trance dance my way higher, – elsewhere


“modern mystic rhythms”
© P.A. Kynda Palazy.
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for CDHK: #1495 Kashmiri music

Today we walk into the beats, rhythms and words of the folk music of Kashmir, specifically, the classical genre, known as Sufiana Kalam. It is rich and complex and is influenced by a broad range of cultural influences; I find it particularly entrancing, and have opted for a slightly more modern song, yet the evocation and musicality is as beautiful as more traditional songs.

calling out a song

the air is softer for less crippling heat
but the energy still drums out a song of change
I wonder how they have survived for so long
in the home of the white-tailed deer
the crab apples blushing their rosy glow


“calling out a song”
© P.A. Kynda Palazy.
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for: CDHK: Weekend Meditation #45 Gogyohka

This week, Chèvrefeuille introduces a new short form of Japanese poetry, the Gogyohka.
Gogyohka: a form developed by Enta Kusakabe; it translates to a: “five-line poem.” (it’s similar to tanka, but each line is one complete phrase and there is no syllable count; in tanka the expression is usually passive, and in gogyohka, it’s active/vibrant.)