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Meditations

Gogyohka-Downhill-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts ARGH!!!!, Downhill, Aware.) Photos: My open journal notebook on my desk, circa 2007; the summit of a neighborhood hill; my drawing of crumpled leaves in the 1990s (duplicated and mirror-imaged). 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 ... Read More »

Growth Cycles

Gogyohka-Year-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Plow, Year, Bacon.) Photos: The Big Dipper (also called the Plough), photographed from my driveway; my father’s watch; “Food Building Number Three” postcard from the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which my mother had attended. 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 ... Read More »

Trajectories

Gogyohka-Cab-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Ball, Cab, Wrap.) Photos: Photo montage distorted through filters, including tires at a neighborhood auto body shop; 1931 DeSoto at a local vintage car dealership; pigeon feather on manila envelope. 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 ... Read More »

Candor

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Blink, Tree, Special.) Photos: Rose outside our local art center; mockingbird in a tree near home; a neighbor’s Christmas lights. 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. ... Read More »

Gifts

Gogyohka-Festive-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Tumble, Decorate, Festive.) Photos: Snow Lady seen in Cambridge, MA, in the 1980s; my neighbor’s holiday lights, with Venus at upper right; squirrel in a palm tree at a neighborhood housing complex (hat added). 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 ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes

Gogyohka-Ride-500

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

Thanksgiving

Gogyohka-Stuffed-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Pot, Stuffed, Fancy.) Photos: A float marks the location of a crab pot in Crystal River, FL; a partially eaten pomegranate; a Queen butterfly in our yard. 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 ... Read More »

Lessons

Gogyohka-Flutter-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Flutter, Waves, Stairs.) Photos: Turkey vulture in our neighborhood; view of the Intracoastal Waterway from Denise’s room at the Miami Hilton prior to the Caregiving Cruise; I climb our hospital’s stairwell during the 9/11 Memorial Fitness Challenge back in September. 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 ... Read More »

Metamorphosis

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Ground, Reverse, Uptight.) Photos: Pusley in our yard; mosaic made from dirt deposition in vinegar; Gulf Fritillary butterfly in our neighborhood. 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 ... Read More »

A Corner Turned

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Present, Wrong, Review.) Photos: Leaves on a power pole in our neighborhood; Full Moon behind clouds as seen from our driveway; statue in our neighborhood. 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 ... Read More »

Travel Advisories

Gogyohka-Sway-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Sway, Careful, Compose.) Photos: Labyrinth at a local church; prickly pear flowers in the cactus garden of another local church; St. Augustine Inlet in St. Augustine, FL. 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 ... Read More »

Destination

Gogyohka-Complicate-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Bossy, Mist, Complicate.) Photos: Shed tire tread on the road; morning fog in my neighborhood; window reflections at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. 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 ... Read More »

Composure

Gogyohka-Avoid-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Avoid, Dish, Fabricate.) Photos: Rabbit in our yard, mosaic made from my photo of a plum, early attempt at a mask mold. 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 ... Read More »

Hushed Tones

Gogyohka-Balloon-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Balloon, Broke, Recycle.) Photos: Dragon mural in Chinatown in Montréal, Canada; broken marble outside our local art center during renovations; a road in our neighborhood closed for storm drain repairs. 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 ... Read More »

Pauses

Gogyohka-Remove-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Connect, Admit, Remove.) Photos: An anole lizard in a parking lot; Madras bedspread; onions. 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 ... Read More »

Infrastructure

Gogyohka-Dominate-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Magnificent, Persuade, Dominate.) Photos: A sweetgum tree in my yard, distorted through several filters and made into a mosaic; cannons at Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, FL; an inlet in Crystal River, FL. 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 ... Read More »

Pilgrimage

Gogyohka-Mountain-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Follow, Mountain, Rule.) Photos: Gopher tortoise in our neighborhood; Cloudless Sulphur butterfly in Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, FL; building in downtown Tampa, FL, whose windows reflect a second building and a construction crane. 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 ... Read More »

Trains of Thought

Gogyohka-Design-500

(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 ... Read More »

Viewpoints

Gogyohka-Up-500

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

Pavilion Paradise

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The photo shows one of two pavilions at my community park, a couple of miles from home. This pavilion is the one with “my” picnic table. I come here with my MP3 player, journal notebook, other book(s)/eReader, and camera. Opposite the pavilion (and behind me from this photo angle) is a soccer field that is also used for kite flying. More recently it’s served as the “airport” for a remote-controlled plane: Out of frame to ... Read More »

Improvising

Gogyohka-Blow-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Confidence, Blow, Draw.) Quick update before photo-poems: our neurology visit on Monday went well; we see the gastroenterologist this coming Monday. Update to come. Photos: Bird box beside the Withlacoochie State Trail near Holder, FL; a building in Tampa, FL; one of my Sharpie doodles. 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 ... Read More »

Interiors

Gogyohka-Control-500

(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Shop, Prescriptions, Control.) 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. Photos: Rust on metal behind a local strip mall; pill coatings that my partner has removed; observation ... Read More »