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)

Soon snow washes willows follows wet paths wanders wayside to wonder along  wistfully @sherrig108 @SkyeWolfie  #gogyohka #mcp #stormyweather pic.twitter.com/Hl1hh8CeSZ

Soon snow washes willows follows wet paths wanders wayside to wonder along  wistfully @sherrig108 @SkyeWolfie  #gogyohka #mcp #stormyweather pic.twitter.com/W25rY8ZFhC

Soon snow washes willows follows wet paths wanders wayside to wonder along  wistfully @sherrig108 @SkyeWolfie  #gogyohka #mcp #stormyweather pic.twitter.com/aFpHEAS3yB

Soon snow washes willows follows wet paths wanders wayside to wonder along wistfully @sherrig108 @SkyeWolfie #gogyohka #mcp #stormyweather pic.twitter.com/E0mBqomoUn

Soon snow washes willows follows wet paths wanders wayside to wonder along wistfully @JETAR9 @911well @docmmiller @TBGTNT #gogyohka #mpy pic.twitter.com/ipFuLeQF9h

If not ~ on the fireflies singe~ a twist ~ in the caterpillars ~ wings #gogyohka #micropoetry #5lines

Loved by whom ~ on a headstone. ~ Neglected by whom ~ as the crumble ~ of rolling autumn. #gogyohka #micropoetry #5lines

@ShahzebAkhter10 :) Thanks so much Shahzeb. Delighted you find joy in #Gogyohka Jar 💚💚

Aware of bundles Of beauty, Trapped in the Rain of #invisible Hope, throttled pride @pssms #POETHEME #gogyohka

Dour is this 'morn ~ bounce ~ does my shadow ~ blooms ~ lifting a mood #gogyohka #micropoetry #5lines