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
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.