Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 163, #Poet’sChoice

Since New Years, the flu has hit off and on here.

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Today I have decided to try my first Gogyoka for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. I have set the Rules out below and I think I have followed the five basics.

Five rules of Gogyohka by Enta Kusakabe (1983).

  • Gogyohka is a new form of short poem that is based on the ancient Japanese Tanka and Kodai kayo.
  • Gogyohka has five lines, but exceptionally may have four or six.
  • Each line of Gogyohka consists of one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath.
  • Gogyohka has no restraint on numbers of words or syllables.
  • The theme of Gogyohka is unrestricted.

The two words I have chosen to use synonymously are FEVER AND COLD.

Germs are attacking me

Raging around my body

Burning temperature

Cough keeping me from sleep

It would make a lesser mortal weep.

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