Viewpoints

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Gone, Up, Sneakers.)

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Gogyohka-Up-500

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Photos: Chairs lined up outside a neighborhood beauty salon whose floor was being waxed; our Astroscan telescope, set up on our back porch; my partner modeling the sneakers she has cut up. The last two photos have been distorted through several filters.

I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form called the Gogyohka. Invented in 1957 by Japanese poet Enta Kusakabe, the Gogyohka is verse written in five lines. You can read more about the form here.

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About ejourneys

Ejourneys cares for her partner, who has MS that acts like traumatic brain injury.  Author of Caregiving in Five Lines (all proceeds from sales benefit Caregiving.com) and contributor to several CareGifters anthologies, ejourneys is a panelist on Your Caregiving Journey's "Hot Topics" show.  She manages the groups Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Caregivers; MS Caregivers; and Caregivers Create; and is a co-founder of VRide.

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