Poetry – Choppy Seas – An Emojiku Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled A Choppy Day by the artist Graham Evans. The work is a realistic seascape painting with sailing yacht. The image supports the emojiku poem Choppy Seas written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James.
© Graham Evans, A Choppy Day, 2017

Choppy Seas An Emojiku Poem

by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

🌊 Choppy seas banter
⛵️ Seething passions navigate
🐠 Swimming schools of thought
🌊 Dreams’ waves moonlit sing
⛵️ Dawn’s sails skim the horizon
🐠 Flying fishes dance

What is emojiku?

The emojiku came about by Cindy Georgakas and Goff playing emoji tennis in the WP comments box. It was a natural step to take it one stage further and develop from being just a fleeting form of discourse into something more poetically constructive.

An emojiku is a hybrid poetic form, and is similar in format to a haiku / senryū or haiga.

In the case of an emojiku the source image is an emoji. The emojiku is made up of three different emoji. Each emoji being the inspiration for one line of the short poem.

The process of creating an emojiku begins by a blogger sending three different emoji to a fellow blogger.

The second blogger responds by writing their emojiku and forwarding it back to the original blogger; who, in turn responds by writing a counterpoint emojiku using the same emoji images.

Emojiku Attribution – Suzette Benjamin – Goff James – Choppy Seas

Copyright (c) 2022 Suzette Benjamin & Goff James – All Rights Reserved

Join in the emojiku fun and share 

To participate use the three emoji prompts 🌊 ⛵️ 🐠 and place your response in My Comments Box

Please keep your prompt responses family-friendly. Disrespectful and inappropriate comments will not be responded to and removed immediately.

Poem Attribution – Suzette Benjamin – Goff James – Hearts Floating at Sea

Copyright (c) 2022 – Suzette Benjamin – Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

Painting Attribution © Graham Evans, A Choppy Day, 2017

Source Attribution https://artist.com/graham-evans/a-choppy-day/?artid=4952

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