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Creativity Verses Form ~ Ya Hoo

David  of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and Sangeetha of Mindfills began a fun poetry partnership in April. We celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga, The Hyakuin.  And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and what has grown to be a warm friendship with new poetry projects.

We decided to explore poetry forms. A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. We completed our first series Form verses creativity in June ’22. And we’re now on to the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. We added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

For ‘Y’, David selected the ‘Ya Hoo’ form and the keyword ‘Yes’.


Y: Ya Hoo
David’s Ya Hoo
You have my 'Yes.'
We two press on.
It's less new now-
But fits! Wow, dawn
somehow hits us both; and connections get drawn.
Sangeetha’s Ya Hoo
One word that wins
my fun princess...
she grins running
to me, impressed,
as indeed I indulge, concede, and say Yes!

Ya Hoo?
  • Stanzaic: 1 to 3 stanzas, each with five lines;
  • Syllabic:
    • Each of the first four lines have four syllables;
    • The last line has either 5, 7, 9 or 11 syllables;
  • Rhyming: crisscrossing internal staircase rhymes as follows:

a.O.O.b
O.a.b.c
d.b.a.e
O.d.e.c
O.e.d—.c

Read all the poems in our series ~ Creativity Verses Form where we explore poetry forms

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