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Gogyohka Poem Suite

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Falling Over The Edge Of Sleep

by Gypsy Blue Rose

dancing with the rising moon

as the breeze blows around me

     willow leaves fall into the river —

I watch clouds float lazily

amidst flying midnight-ravens

I cast a rock of time into the creek

and watch it drown ... uncomplaining

    with the heavy weight of being —

the flowing stream's susurrus

carry gurgling rainbow trout

I dream of you

     with flirtatious flaming passion —

rebelling against dawn

as it pushes blue shadows

I fall over the edge of sleep


susurros = whispers

Gogyohka is a five-line free-style Japanese poetic form with no strict rules on syllable count but as brief as possible. Any theme. Lines are grammatically connected. Alliteration, personification, and metaphor are okay but never rhyme. Japanese poets have written gogyohka since the 1910s. However, they did not name the form until 1983 by poet Enta Kusakabe. === source = writers digest ===source=wikipedia

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Gypsy "Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason." - Novalis

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