Word Monger

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Being a short person, I like short poetry, especially the Japanese forms. A 5-5-5 (go-go-go) pattern so far best accommodates my writing voice. I am a compulsive rewriter.

This site is dedicated to J. Kirk Richards of Sanford, Florida and to Sharon Asselin of San Francisco. The former saved my life a couple of times and the latter gave me poetry.

Influences are Emily Dickinson, James Wright, Basho, Daisaku Ikeda, and Li Po. My favorite ice cream is Chunky Monkey and I like staying in the van while others revel on long walks at the beach.

Please lend your moral support by frequently visiting this blog.

Tell your friends, tell your enemies.

Thank you!

Bruce Jewett
bruce.jewett@gmail.com

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9 thoughts on “Word Monger

  1. Pingback: Purrsday Poetry: A Haiku for Cats by Bruce Jewett | Katzenworld

  2. Thank you… You taught me a new short pattern with the go,go,go is that 3 lines with just 5 syllables… just to be clear.
    I also like pi ku (sent.syll/ 1/3, 2/1, 3/4) and tau ku (sent.syll 1/6, 2/2, 3/8.
    Visiting from Pure Haiku.

  3. As far as I can tell, I made up the go-go-go (5-5-5) form. I tend to think in that pattern. In the verse recitation of the Lotus Sutra, every line is 5 syllables. Basho wrote to his students that syllable count should not be more important than the sound and sense of a poem. I’m afraid that go-go-go is not on an accepted list of haiku hybrids— yet.

  4. Thanks –
    That’s OK… I tend not to follow ‘accepted’ forms… making up plenty of my own and mixing sort various short forms. American Japanese style and traditional haiku do not always meet. And I am not one to loose sleep over the differences. 🙂

  5. Put two people in one room…have three arguments… neither wishing to agree to disagree. 😉

    I have not researched Basho much. I think I like both the man and the myth of the man 🙂

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