From William Packard’s The Poet’s Dictionary: A Handbook of Prosody and Poetic Devices:
Noh: A tradition in Japanese poetry and theater that is over six hundred years old; called “the immeasurable scripture” because it is a synthesis of song and dance and poetry and drama and religion. …
Well, obviously no noh happens in one sitting, and it won’t be happening here! My only other option under “N” is a cross-reference (NARRATIVE See DRAMATIC-NARRATIVE POETRY; GENRES) and I am too much of a purist to fool with cross references for this exercise.
We shall, however, honor the Japanese poetry form with a tanka. Thanks for reading!
The calm that settles
over us before a storm
is a counterfeit;
it is not fury’s absence.
It is fury coiling up.
-Suzanne Baldwin Leitner