My Take – TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 281, 7/19/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

Willow chose one of her photographs for us to use as inspiration for our Ekphrastic syllabic poetry. I’ve stood next to this wonderful sculpture. (See selfie at the bottom.)

This sculpture brings to mind what Juliet, of Romeo and Juliet, says in part- “. . . Parting is such sweet sorrow. . .” – Shakespeare

I know this short phrase because my father-in-law used to say this when we were leaving after a visit. 😊

Okay, now my turn to turn a phrase or two. The following is a *gogyohka.

sweet sorrow
come home to me
ready forever
my love anticipates
your return

Thank you for reading!

SaM & Ruth

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

*Gogyohka usually contains five lines, but could have four or six lines. It’s up to the poet. Each line should comprise one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath. Gogyohka has no restraints on the number of words or syllables used. However, this form should be written as other Japanese short verse poetry. The theme for gogyohka is unrestricted. No title and no rhyming.

27 thoughts on “My Take – TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 281, 7/19/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

  1. Oh yes, Ruth. This is fantastic. That’s what that statue’s all about. Sweet sorrow. Loved what you did.
    I also wrote in the same form. With 6!lines. 😳

    Yours, Lovely photo. Lovely write. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much, Willow! Your appreciation of my poem is much appreciated and I too love that we both stood in the same location on this earth!! 🦋🧚❤️🧚🦋


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