What is Gogyohka?

Micropoetry | Haiku | Gogyohka | Tanka | Senryu | Twaiku | 1-6 lines | 3-10 words

Gogyohka, (pronounced go-gee-yoh-kuh), was created by Enta Kusakabe in Japan. Gogyohka literally translates as “five-line poem” or “song”. It is the latest development of the great Japanese tradition of short verse, but unlike its predecessors Haiku and Tanka, it has no fixed syllable pattern. There are also no conventions governing content and no assumptions about what is considered to be appropriately “poetic” language. Indeed Gogyohka’s accessibility and its power to speak directly to the heart and mind stem from the simplicity of its form, its frequent use of the everyday vernacular and the unwritten rule that almost any subject matter is game. More info at Gogyohka Junction. Also there is a twitter group that uses the hashtash Gpoem or 5poem for a special Gogyohka word prompt game.

LIVE GOGYOHKA MICROPOETRY FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest gogyokha micropoems live from twitter, (a few poems may be in Japanese).Twitter hashtag: #gogyohka. Also check out  #gpoem (by Tina Nguyen)

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

summer nights watches you she's just beyond the light i miss her #gogyohka #5lines

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

By human, onto duck next to maze. Events of the skinned clarified varied surface, where external route led to pointed signals. #gogyohka

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

Eyes that stir ~ this rolling night ~ an eyelash ~ for every turning ~ dream #Gogyohka #Micropoetry #5lines

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

Between beats of rain ~ within silken sheets ~ hushed conversations ~ that rustled ~ as an autumn breeze #micropoetry #gogyohka #5lines

Is that cruelty between in a log? It may have the throne. Greater gains to an enemy, there may be outbursts diffused to smoke. #gogyohka

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

It comes from rain induces darkness, focuses on the bottom. A bladder that drapes the folly takes the trivial drop downtown. #gogyohka

【電子書籍】『Gogyohka』Kindleストアで発売開始! 英文の五行歌入門書。五行歌のサンプルを紹介しながら、五行歌が生まれた経緯や、テーマの多彩さ、作品の魅力、人に与える影響を解説する。amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka #五行歌

【Kindle】'Gogyohka Five-Line Poetry' This is an English booklet to introduce 'Gogyohka' for the first time. amzn.to/2tHjb90 #gogyohka

you belong here said the sky to the flowers you are just the right shade of wild #gogyohka #micropoetry #poeticprose