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

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dVerse’s Poetics – hosted by Sanaa – The korean Kasa. Thank you Sanaa for introducing this poetic form on dVerse 🙏 & 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.

wealth ~ an oddquain

an Oddquain ~ on poverty – 1/3/5/7/1 syllable pattern

wealth
all and more
I amassed alone
none to share with,to call me
poor

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth              The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/    4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/micropoetry-a-haynaku/
5. Write a Naani about time. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/a-mulled-moment-a-naani/
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

a mulled moment ~ a naani

Naani ~ on time – 4 lines, 20 to 25 syllables, about human relations, in current statements.

a mulled moment 
wonders wandering off
to watch time warp
eons of yesterdays


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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/

4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/micropoetry-a-haynaku/


5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
(Macropoetry)
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

micropoetry ~ a hay(na)ku

Hay(na)ku ~ on hate – 1/2/3 words. Incidentally this one has 1/2/3 syllables

till
one day
you loathe love

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry

The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth. 4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.
5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
(Macropoetry)
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

micropoetry ~ zappai, kimo, lune

Zappai ~ on drunkenness – 5/7/5 syllable pattern with no reference to seasons

foolish desires
racing into tomorrows
drunk on life and us

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Kimo ~ on jealousy – 10/7/6 syllable pattern. The kimo focuses on a single frozen image

Carmine rivers of blooded words gushing, 
crashing through my sanity
~when you see her, not me

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Lune ~ On birth – 5/3/5 syllable count, known as the American Haiku

my baby's bald head
I breathe in
soothing my new soul

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry & dVerse’s OLN hosted by Mish

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth.
4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.
5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
(Macropoetry)
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

Round the world ~ an englyn cyrch

Round the world and back again
I felt unique, I'd found fame
and a million stories
to forever please my name

I came home only to find
million souls just like mine
with dreams and hopes still afloat
on paper boats of sunshine

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Mindfills for Eugi’s weekly prompt – round the world

Poetry form – The Englyn cyrch is a Welsh form, and one of several “englyn” forms. It has the following guidelines:

  • poem comprised of quatrains (from one quatrain to infinity) or 4-line stanzas
  • 7 syllables per line
  • lines 1, 2, and 4 end rhyme with each other
  • line 3 rhymes with a syllable somewhere in the middle of the 4th line