Poetry – Air Your Dirty Clothes – An Emojiku Poem by Cindy Georgakas and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Clothesline  by the artist Javier Placido. The work is a vibrant still life painting of washed garments hanging on a clothesline. The image supports the poem Air Your Dirty Clothes written by the poets Cindy Georgakas and Goff James.
© Javier Placido, Clothesline, 2012

🏖 Air your dirty clothes
🌬 Throw your troubles to the wind
👕 Fabric too threadbare
🏖 Hanging in the sun
🌬 Washing drives the smell away
👕 Monday’s laundry done

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 – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – Hearts Floating at Sea

Copyright (c) 2022 Cindy Georgakas & 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 – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – Air Your Dirty Clothes

Copyright (c) 2022 – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

Painting Attribution © Javier Placido, Clothesline, 2012

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Clothesline/412009/7512635/view

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26 thoughts on “Poetry – Air Your Dirty Clothes – An Emojiku Poem by Cindy Georgakas and Goff James

    • Great.How about a tri-emojiku. Anita has suggested that we might work on one together. I have already sent a finishing off challenge to you. Here it is again.- A bit cheeky or should that be sneaky on my part –
      🍂 between yellow leaves
      🥀 withering red rose petals
      📖 crumbled poetry book.
      🍂 Autumns’s hues embraced
      🥀 The fragrance of love’s decay
      📖 Words silently penned

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      • Top of the morning to you. Fun idea. This is what I got real quick!
        Good idea Anita! Thanks Goff.
        -Etched in the indigo sky
        -Drizzle shades of hope
        -Leaves, petals, books, hues ignite light


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