I’m guest posting over at Adam’s blog, The Dependent Independent with a poem. We considered possibly doing a regular Link Up with poetry. If you’re interested, please let us know in the comments. If you like, you can share a few lines of poetry there, too. Thanks!
I’ve been reading about different poetic forms in my Writer’s Digest.Today, I’d like to explore the Gogyohka form.
Gogyohka literally translates as “five-line poem,” and hails from Japan, developed by Enta Kusakabe. The rules are quite simple. The poem consists of verse written in five lines, but each line is a separate phrase. It is described as “having a different feel to five-line verse commonly found in Western poetry.”
Here is a sample by the creator of the form, Enta Kusakabe:
What kind of
It’s meant to be both concise and free. A compound or complex sentence is probably too long. The phrases may be seen as separate, but connect.
Here is my offering, inspired by a recent workout my coach named, “Fifty Shades of Pain.” Oh, yes!
I drop my head
to curl small
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