The imayo is a 4-line Japanese poem that has 12 syllables in each line. If a 12-syllable line sounds unique for a Japanese poetic form, don’t fret. There is a planned caesura (or pause) between the first 7 syllables and the final 5. The 5/7 syllable splits are the familiar patterns found in other Japanese forms like haiku, tanka, and senryu.
The imayo was originally written to be sung, but that’s not a requirement. Also, poets have free range on subject matter.
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CATACLYSM by Carolyn Glackin In a cataclysm of desire We were bound by eternal fire Temptation fanned the flames Driving passions ever higher In an inferno of intoxication Love was our true salvation Though once lost, and wandering 'round Through love, we two were found In a zephyrous, stormy din Our love story did begin We are one with the wind And the rain, and the fire Burning bright, in a cataclysm of desire. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 7/18/2019.
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