​I knelt in the surf
as ocean’s tears came in waves
to mingle with mine

Tides both high and low
pushed and pulled by lunar force
carried me away from shore

M. Zane McClellan

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Inspired by Jem Croucher from the wonderful blog, Jemverse to write a Sedoka. Thanks, Jem.

Learn more about this form of Japanese poetry, and others,  by reading this excellent essay about the Tanka form by Richard MacDonald at Aha Poetry.