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    I am editing a special feature for Atlas Poetica. http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1874

    All you rhymers, check it out!

    MHenry

  • #2
    Thanks for the heads up MHenry. I'm going to take a look at this!

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    • Suz-zen
      Suz-zen commented
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      me too... i think!

  • #3
    You should. RhymeLovingWriter, I have no doubt you can get a rhyming kyoka published in my special feature!

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    • #4
      Bump

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      • #5
        Thanks for the bump, aO!

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        • #6
          FAO MHenry
          Having read your reference prompt to "What is a Tanka" it seems to require 5 lines of not more than 31 syllables in the pattern 5,7,5,7,7 but rhymes are not a requirement. Your comment on AmenOra's piece rhymed lines 2 and 5. Here are three pieces with slack rhymes on 2 & 5. As usual they are not personal experiences. How do they fare? If these pass (that is I've understood the task) next we come to Kyoka which are comic verse? Again I've read your prompt and am all at sea. No syllable requirement. Rhyme possible but not encouraged. A pivot or maybe not. All in all I guess this leaves me out.

          Places and Times

          Beat poet jazz rhymes
          from bent cornets be-bop sounds
          Kind of Blue Note tones
          "Howl" talks away Ginsburg's loss,
          Mantras tunnel wounded minds.

          Being Beastly

          Bitten by some germ,
          rage at the moon. Wear wolfsbane
          then when claws sharpen
          and sprouting hair grows to fur
          run, rejoice what you've become.

          A Verse in the Garden of Time

          From fevered heart's blood
          pen'd memories of desire
          phrase by phrase recall'd.
          We are nature's diarists,
          loose leaves burnt in Winter's fire.
          Last edited by Johntee; 04-17-2018, 09:47 AM.

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          • #7
            Hi, Johntee, These days, most everyone stays away from 57577 in tanka. Even short, long, short, long, long, has fallen by the wayside. Tanka generally do not rhyme, but Kyoka can rhyme. Kyoka can be serious or humorous, but they don't have any of the restrictions of traditional tanka. Neither tanka, nor kyoka have titles and are usually in all lower case, unless you use a proper noun, in which case it is a choice. Pivots are a device used in tanka and kyoka, but is not necessarily required, depending on the editor.

            Gogyoshi do have titles, and five lines with no other rules at all, except that 57577 is verboden in Gogyoshi. I have just learned about Gogyoshi and have written a few the past couple of days. I haven't decided if that is a form in which I want to invest my poetic endeavors.

            Sometimes slant rhymes are hard to find. Yours, mine, and others! I have trouble finding them in your second verse. The closest I can come is wolfsbane and become, but they don't seem to slant rhyme for me. Please tell me what I missed! I have two submissions from poets whose rhymes I cannot find!

            Places and Times

            Beat poet jazz rhymes
            from bent cornets be-bop sounds
            Kind of Blue Note tones
            "Howl" talks away Ginsburg's loss,
            Mantras tunnel wounded minds.

            Being Beastly

            Bitten by some germ,
            rage at the moon. Wear wolfsbane
            then when claws sharpen
            and sprouting hair grows to fur
            run, rejoice what you've become.

            A Verse in the Garden of Time

            From fevered heart's blood
            pen'd memories of desire
            phrase by phrase recall'd.
            We are nature's diarists,
            loose leaves burnt in Winter's fire.

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            • Johntee
              Johntee commented
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              MH thanks for your attention
              You'll notice I called them slack rhymes
              bane and come fall into the very slack variety,
              but I still find them pleasing to my tongue.
              In the first verse you've greenlit wounded
              but not linked to any other, whereas I would
              link "sounds tones" and the "wound" part of wounded,
              but I'm not a poet, and I'm inclined to think I'm Lost in Japan.
              My other attempts once I'd read MKei's piece
              were
              Atoll (kyoka?)(Lake Biwa came out of an NHK (Japan) programme I happened to be watching) and then Bipolar

              so I read the screed,
              no anchorage found
              swung lead pulls up sand
              a spy glass for the blind
              oystered pearl coral bound.

              an oyster with true grit's
              unscratchable itch gives it
              nacreous embodiment
              the pearl handled threat
              a knife to make the split

              Lake Biwa pearls fresh
              farmed three years
              to adorn
              scorn
              the sphere.

              tongue teeth cheek chew
              ruminance turns on nip
              interlaced with tuck
              misplaced
              a bitten lip

              And Bipolar

              the cup of life,
              drunk to dregs then filled again
              overflowing day to night
              manic thought in pursuit
              a spirit rapt in febrile flight.

              in that fractal instant
              of shredded thought
              the balance tilts,
              delight to regret
              for quintessence spent.

              the bitter lees
              alone are left
              bleak depression
              brings to earth
              life's penumbral tone
              Last edited by Johntee; 04-19-2018, 09:07 AM.

          • #8
            You did, indeed
            call them slack rhymes
            perhaps, Johntee
            you've coined a phrase
            stacking words in pleasant ways

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            • Johntee
              Johntee commented
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              Mr. Henry
              Nicely Kyoka'd
              as it is, your answer
              shows tongue cheeked
              comic Mastery
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