Behind the Scenes

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Ride, Plant, Withdraw.)

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Photos: Dawn as seen from our driveway; saltbush in our yard spreading seeds; digitally manipulated note from my partner’s GP, written at my request, stating that my partner is non-compliant with her meds.

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 from the Caregiving in Five Lines series. Every penny from sales benefits Caregiving.com. (Thanks!)
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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.

One thought on “Behind the Scenes

  1. Profile photo of DeniseDenise

    Beautiful, EJ. I believe these are my favorite. Although I do believe I think that every week. :) Thanks so much for sharing these.

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