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)

this weekend full of life and newly rustling leaves summer passes the torch to autumn ~ may it carry the flame gently into winter #tanka #5lines #gogyohka #Autumn

【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

Screeching caws ~ over the horizon ~ end of this hazy dream ~ that brushes past ~ her morning #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

Waiting for the day to come My knight in shining armor Take me away from this place To a new life Free from all this pain @poemtrail #AmWriting #promptlist #micropoetry #gogyohka pic.twitter.com/SRii7mAa6s

【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

@Gizmodo Sunspot Observatory Closed Evacuated Security risk Alien invasion imminent #Poetry #Gogyohka #AmWriting pic.twitter.com/ls6Z758hh4

The wind and the sun tap out Morse code in the raindrops on the power lines. Dad's words of love. #poetry #gogyohka #tanka

【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

The #certainty in her answer Irked me This is not so black and white I am not so sure It haunted me for the rest of my life #vss365 #micropoetry #gogyohka

I'm going to be tweeting #tanka from Atlas Poetica 34 : A Journal of World Tanka. This issue's theme is genocide and inhumanity. #kyoka #gogyohka #5lines #micropoetry

【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