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

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

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

#tanka #gogyohka #5lines #poetry #micropoetry some tattered some frayed threads of her life's tapestry woven from the past memory's golden glory gracing her face with youth #amwriting #2020dailycommitment

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

#tanka #gogyohka #5lines #poetry #micropoetry as tonight draws us deeply into slumber play in the dreamtime perhaps we will see you there my teddy and I #amwriting #2020dailycommitment #children #kids #grandkids

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

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

Qualcosa in più di un puro divertimento nel #gogyohka a specchio di Caterina Levato, piuttosto la ricerca di nuovi significati all’interno della tessitura di un testo poetico. sevenblog.it/gogyohka-a-spe… #poesia vivalalettura #giappone pic.twitter.com/dQciYZ4EgI

#tanka #gogyohka #5lines #poetry #micropoetry whether sung out loud or hummed in your head music calms the soul listening to nature's voice her rythmic beat soothes the heart #amwriting #2020dailycommitment #nature #music

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

marchers march rioters riot in trashy streets a country burns its heart to ashes in the meadow birds flit living #5lines #gogyohka #poetrycommunity

wind from the north bends dry stalks where a warbler clings and swings the world is dry and rich a full seed pod #5lines #gogyohka

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

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