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
in my own