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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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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Spotlight Poetry – Streams Trickle Mantras – Celebrating National Garden Meditation Day May 3rd. – A Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Spring Garden  by the artist Lilia Oriova-Holmes. The work is an impressionistic Spring garden landscape painting. The image supports the collaborative poem Streams Trickle Mantras written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James.

A collaborative poem inspired by National Garden Meditation Day

Poem Attribution – Streams Trickle Mantras – Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

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

Painting Attribution © Lilia Orlova-Holmes, Spring Garden, 2017

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Spring-garden/56416/3521682/view

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Spotlight Poetry – The Glory of Spring – A Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Cherry Blossom by the artist Hailey E Herrera. The image supports the poem The Glory of Spring written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James..

A collaborative poem inspired by Hailey E Herrera’s painting Cherry Blossom,

Poem Attribution – The Glory of Spring – Suzette Benjamin and Goff James –

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

Painting Attribution © Hailey E Herrera, Cherry Blossom, 2016

Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-cherry-blossoms-hailey-e-herrera.html

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Spotlight Poetry – Pink Fantasy – A Shared Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

© Goff James, Blushing Spring Bouquet, 2022

A poem inspired by Goff Jame’s photo Blushing Spring Bouquet.

Pink Fantasy

A poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

Pink fantasy blooms
Scented hues sash spring’s garden
Pastoral daydreams
Hidden out of sight
Waiting morning’s warming rays
Blushing treasure trove

Poem Attribution – Suzette Benjamin and Goff James – Pink Fantasy

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

Photo Attribution © Goff James, Blushing Spring Bouquet, 2022

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Spotlight Poetry – Illusion – A Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Illusion by the artist Cassandra Gaisford. The work is an abstract expressionist painting. The artist has used a limited palette of pink, blue, yellow and ochre colours that infer emotional intensity. The image supports the poem Illusion written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James.
© Cassandra Gaisford, Illusion, 2021

Illusion by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

Hidden behind smiles
Pretending all is okay
Illusions of love
Emotional masquerade
Heartache’s music plays

Poem Attribution – Suzette Benjamin and Goff James – Pretence

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

Painting Attribution © Cassandra Gaisford, Illusion, 2021

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Illusion/1710155/8172885/view

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Spotlight Poetry – Betrayal – A Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Betrayal #10 by the artist Rodrigue Semabia. The work is an abstract expressionist surreal painting. The artist has used Aacrylic gesso and enamel and a palette of muted colours  that infer the emotions of betrayal.The image supports the collaborative poem Betrayal written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James.
© Rodrigue Semabia, Betrayal #10, 2020

Betrayal by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

Weaving webs of lies
Love’s game of deadly deceit

Envy burning scars
Lipstick handkerchief
Poker-face twill kisses
Bitter ink tattoos

Yesterday’s mistakes
Memory’s poisoned fragrance
Heartbreak’s tears linger
Sapphire facets

Shatters bitter gall’s mirror
Soul polished wrath

Poem Attribution – Suzette Benjamin and Goff James – Betrayal

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

Painting Attribution © Rodrigue Semabia, Betrayal #10, 2020

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Betrayal-10/651434/8157595/view

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Spotlight Poetry – O How Spring Hides – A Shared Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Spring Snow by the artist Aet Paaro. The work is a rural landscape painting showing a fall of snow at the start of spring. The image supports the poem O How Spring Hides a shared poem written by the poets Suzette Benjamin and Goff James.
© Aet Paaro, Spring Snow, 1990

O How Spring Hides

A Poem by Suzette Benjamin and Goff James

O how spring hides
Scooting her bouquets out of sight

From winter’s stern blast
Sheltering round corners
Staying out of sight for now
Waiting morrow’s wake

Poem Attribution – Suzette Benjamin and Goff James – O How Spring Hides

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

Painting Attribution © Aet Paaro, Spring Snow, 1990

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Spring-Snow/834834/3372376/view

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