Goodies for Seniors

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Imayo
“The imayo is a 4-line Japanese poem that has 12 syllables in each line. If a 12-syllable line sounds unique for a Japanese poetic form, don’t fret. There is a planned caesura (or pause) between the first 7 syllables and the final 5. The 5/7 syllable splits are the familiar patterns found in other Japanese forms like haiku, tanka, and senryu.”

I bypass jelly apples–break my teeth for sure
Fragrant caramel corn tastes sweet–then there’s those hard bits
What choices at outdoor fair–funnel cakes, ice cream
Nothing makes you feel older–kids chewing taffy

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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