Contrasts: Cold & Hot, haiku

This week’s haiku invitation from the Naturalist Weekly is to write a haiku or senryu that contrasts hot and cold.  Check out the post Micro-Season: “The Springwater Holds Warmth” (2023) and learn more about writing haiku. cold morning walk—last fall's leaves blowingin my coffee © Colleen M. Chesebro

“Love is,” #Gogyohka

Let's talk more about the Gogyohka syllabic poetry form which uses the 5/7/5/7/7 Tanka line structure. Instead of counting syllables we write in phrases consisting of one spoken breath. I can hear you all now... how can this form fit into the syllabic category if we don't count the syllables? The Gogyohka form by Enta… Continue reading “Love is,” #Gogyohka