Trains of Thought

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




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.

If you like what you see here, please consider purchasing a copy of the ebook Caregiving In Five Lines. Every penny from sales benefits (Thanks!)

Leave a Reply

3 Comments on "Trains of Thought"

Profile photo of Pegi
Sep 6, 2013

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 Casandra
Sep 11, 2013

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