Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 163, #Poet’sChoice

Today I have decided to try my first Gogyoka for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. I have set the Rules out below and I think I have followed the five basics.

Five rules of Gogyohka by Enta Kusakabe (1983).

  • Gogyohka is a new form of short poem that is based on the ancient Japanese Tanka and Kodai kayo.
  • Gogyohka has five lines, but exceptionally may have four or six.
  • Each line of Gogyohka consists of one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath.
  • Gogyohka has no restraint on numbers of words or syllables.
  • The theme of Gogyohka is unrestricted.

The two words I have chosen to use synonymously are FEVER AND COLD.

Germs are attacking me

Raging around my body

Burning temperature

Cough keeping me from sleep

It would make a lesser mortal weep.

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Follow the schedule listed below:

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz Gauffreau
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 10:10:03

    I hope you feel better soon!

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 11:32:19

    I hope that is not how you are really feeling sis! Get well soon ❀

    Reply

  3. indishe
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 13:51:41

    Take care!
    Hope you recover soon!

    Reply

  4. Jane Dougherty
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 15:19:57

    But not you. Don’t let the microbes get you down πŸ™‚

    Reply

  5. Elizabeth
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 15:27:05

    Oh no! Hope you feel better soon! Last week I tried Gogyohka, I love it, it gives such a freedom for our thoughts.

    Reply

  6. TooFullToWrite
    Feb 05, 2020 @ 01:06:36

    Oh no! Hope you feel better soon! I guess if you can’t beat it then put it in a poem and beat it out of yourself that way, through creativity. Well done for submitting to the challenge and nailing it too πŸ™‚

    Reply

  7. tracikenworth
    Feb 06, 2020 @ 00:50:10

    Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    Since New Years, the flu has hit off and on here.

    Reply

  8. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 06, 2020 @ 03:17:49

    Oh dear, Willow. Get better soon.

    Reply

  9. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 21:56:22

    Oh, no!! Feel better Willow. Make sure you take care of yourself. I’m thinking of you. ❀

    Reply

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