#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 297 | #SpecificForm: kouta

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write a kouta syllabic poem. Lisa Fox asked me if the optional fifth line syllable count should be five or seven syllables? I searched everywhere and couldn’t find any other instructions. Something didn’t seem right with this form, so I did a thorough analysis.Continue reading “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 297 | #SpecificForm: kouta”

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 297, 11/8/2022, #SpecificForm: Kouta

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Reena to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the Japanese form, kouta. FAST FACTS The Kouta 小唄 (little or short song) is a popular Japanese verse form of the Muromachi Period, 14th thru 16th century. The lyrical song was resurrected as a geishaContinue reading “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 297, 11/8/2022, #SpecificForm: Kouta”