Invented Poetry Forms – The Kindku

Paul Szlosek writes some wonderful Kindku poems, a form invented by Cendrine Marrouat and myself (David Ellis). Why not try out the form yourself and submit to Auroras & Blossoms for consideration of publication – check out our current submission calls here https://abpositiveart.com/submit/

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In today’s post, we will be discussing the Kindku, a newly invented poetry form inspired by both traditional Japanese forms (like the haiku and tanka) and Found Poetry.  Co-created  by Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis, here are the rules for writing onetaken directly from their website, Auroras & Blossoms @ https://abpositiveart.com :

“The Kindku is a short poem of seven lines. The syllable pattern is 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 or5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 5.

The Kindku must include seven words that are taken from one specific source — a poem, a book, a newspaper article, etc. In the case of a book or long piece of writing,those words must come from the same page.

Words must be used in the order they were found. Their placement also depends on the line:

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