A gogyohka – a five line untitled, non – rhyming. non-syllabic requirement Japanese poem. I have given this one a title to make it easier to differentiate.

“Now panic beats and flutters inside my skull like a flock of starlings locked in an attic.” Stephen King

a cold rain is falling –
starlings float in the sky –
uncomfortable dreams awaken –
on a road to nowhere
the panic overtakes me

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coalblack
    Oct 13, 2019 @ 19:14:58

    That quote sounds like it might be from “The Dark Half”. Is it?


  2. Rob Kistner
    Oct 13, 2019 @ 19:49:25

    Powerful take on the photo Toni!


  3. Carrie V. H.
    Oct 13, 2019 @ 21:16:22

    These five lines have captured the essence of the photo beautifully!


  4. Beverly Crawford
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:42:30

    Could be road to nowhere, could be gateway to exciting future!


  5. Truedessa
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:31:40

    The road to nowhere is sad, reminds me of a dead end after a rough journey.


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