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Trains of Thought

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Design, Railroad, Shock.)

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Photos: Pattern made from repeated part of an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper in my yard; caboose at the head of the Withlacoochie State Trail in Inverness, FL; vacuum tubes from the Baldwin Orgasonic Electric Organ I grew up with.

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

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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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3 comments

  1. Profile photo of Pegi

    The pictures, the poems are nothing short of wonderful. You’re poetry always is so thought provoking. I do so look forward to these images I seem to escape into every week. Thank you

    • Profile photo of ejourneys

      Thanks, Pegi! :-)

  2. Profile photo of Casandra

    Always enjoy your poems and the photography behind them :) Nice work!

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