May 20, 2010


I came across a newish form of Japanese verse, pioneered by Enta Kusakabe, that appeals to my rebellious nature called Gogyohka. Pronounced as: go-gee-oh-ka (hard g's).

Beyond the one structural demand of five lines, the poet is freed from the formal constraints of traditional Japanese haiku and tanka verse.

While I love haiku for being, well, haiku, I also have a need to experiment with these minimalist poems and Gogyohka seems like a'spicy meatball...(and are great with noodles!).

the small days
of winter
in my own

1 comment:

Paul Smith said...

Hi Nicole, what a pleasure to come across your blog. You have some absolutely stunning work here that has really touched me. Thank you.