12 October: A Cadralor

a bowl of korean food, digital art by AI

Kimchi – (poem form: a cadralor

It will
Bubble and fizz
Then jump up
And bite you.

Chopped and
Salted, and left in
Brine, drained and squeezed,
Gochugaru pops.

No silver,
No metal shall it touch.
Only wood or clay
of earth.

All night
In the dark and cold
It lives, it fizzes
A lowly burp.

Wintered in
This chilli wind,
There in a vented jar,
Fermenting kimchi.

Written for dVerse Poets, “ferment”. Image: Digital Art AI Midjourney. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

6 responses to “12 October: A Cadralor”

  1. i would be. tongueless in Gaza, lovely piece, hard on New England born white people’s tongues!


  2. what a great use of a cadralor! I love the different focuses of all the stanzas.

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  3. Amazing how fermentation is such a living thing!


  4. Misky I had to refresh my knowledge on cadralor. It’s a beautiful form and you do it justice. I like your deft touches, especially the “chilli wind” 🙂 And yes! No metal near it!

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  5. Love the form as well as kimchi!


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