Poetry – Fall Leaves Folio – An Emojiku Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Connections by the artist Lorenzo Roberts,. The work is a vibrant abstract conceptual landscape painting. The image supports the poem Fall Leaves Folio written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James.
© Lorenzo Roberts, Connections, 2016

🍂 Fall leaves folio
🥀 Folding love’s stemmed thorns
📖 Binding manuscripts
🍂 A rustle of words
🥀 Life’s petalled pages unfurl
📖 New connections made

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.

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 – Fall Leaves Folio

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

Painting Attribution © Lorenzo Roberts, Connections, 2016

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-connections/817702/3314803/view

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34 thoughts on “Poetry – Fall Leaves Folio – An Emojiku Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

  1. Thank you Goff. A beautiful poem woven so well. I love the painting! Great selection. Thank you to you and to Cindy for this energetic form of poetry. It gets the creative juices flowing…

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