Gogyohka: Business in the Sky


diners at a table
mandatory checkered tablecloths
shakers black and white
players in an unknown game
Business as usual


Stark is the hill
Offering welfare of shade
Where night is endless
An unavailable sun
Never centred in the sky


Gogyohka was a form developed by Enta Kusakabe in Japan and translates literally to “five-line poem.” An off-shoot of the tanka form, the gogyohka has very simple rules: The poem consists of five lines with one phrase per line.


Weekly Theme:
Untried Poetry Forms


23 thoughts on “Gogyohka: Business in the Sky

  1. “An unavailable sun
    Never centred in the sky” Brilliant lines Mouse! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

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