Poetry – The Call of the Wild – An Emojiku Poem by Mike Utley, Cindy Georgakas and Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Jumping Orca by the artist John D Benson. The work is a portrait of an orca jumping out of the ocean off Alaska with snow covered mountains providing the backdrop. The image supports the collaborative poem The Call of the Wild written by the poets Mike Utley, Cindy Georgakas and Goff James.
© John D Benson, Jumping Orca, 2019

The Call of the Wild

by Mike Utley, Cindy Georgakas and Goff James

🌊 The call of the wild
☀️ Prisoner of loneliness
🐋 Born to freedom’s ways
🌊 Waves splash wakefulness
☀️ Sun sings new life softly
🐋 Elation for all
🌊 In Elysian seas
☀️ Gilded by the morning sun
🐋 Keiko’s spirit lives

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 – Mike Utley – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – Hearts Floating at Sea

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

Painting Attribution © John D Benson, Jumping Orca, 2019

Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/jumping-orca-alaska-john-d-benson.html

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