picking apples

from an apple tree

a poem may be plucked

one phrase, then the next


a ripened abundance


This poem started as a haiku and then evolved to five lines which possibly could be considered a gogyohka, a contemporary form of Japanese poetry, introduced by Enta Kusakabe to reduce the restrictions of classical rules such as syllable counts.

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018, Finding the Way, July 15 to August 14

Photo credit: sourced from Pixabay

8 thoughts on “picking apples

  1. ah, you’ve ventured into it! well done!
    there is something very light, alive, vibrant about the poem, ~ not only for the apples, but because of the form – it’s active, dynamic – and really adds a certain energy!
    Good on you Janice for giving it a go!
    and thanks for the wonderful comment, by the way (over on B. and now, to make things easier, you can find me on WP, imported content and all)

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    1. Thank you Pat…I’m happy to have had the window opened into the possibility of Gogyohka. I’m also happy to learn that you’re on WordPress now…I’ll be right over 🙂

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