sky stays ~ a kasa

sky stays blue, bathing the pond
a cloud drifts past hurriedly

etched on a park bench are our letters
random signs of the universe

midnight pauses as if she cares
which stars to pick for today

you don't notice when I'm here
you won't notice when I'm gone


dVerse’s Poetics – hosted by Sanaa – The korean Kasa. Thank you Sanaa for introducing this poetic form on dVerse πŸ™ & for Eugi’s weekly prompt – midnight

The elements of the Kasa, (song-words) are:

1. syllabic, 7-syllable lines broken by caesura into alternating groups of 3 and 4 syllables or 8 syllable lines broken by caesura into equal 4 syllable phrases.  These options are guides with variables at the discretion of the poet.  

2. strophic.  Groups of variable numbers of lines as opposed to uniform stanzas.

3. content is described or exposed through parallels. This is the heart of the form.

4. written from unrequited love, patriotism, daily life, nostalgia, etc

I was curious to know why there’s not much on this poetry form. A wordpress site has this to say about the gasa/kasa.

9 thoughts on “sky stays ~ a kasa

  1. This is absolutely stunning in its portrayal of heartache.. sigh especially love; “midnight pauses as if she cares
    which stars to pick for today.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt πŸ’πŸ’

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    1. 😍 Sanaa! I’m so so happy you liked it… I loved writing the kasa…it felt unstructured and still lyrical
      Thank you for sharing ❀️


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