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The Dekaaz  is a new verse form meant to be voiced out loud.   It is a condensed, contemporary, haiku-like verse form invented by Rachel Bagby,  an award-winning vocal artist, international speaker, recording artist and author passionate about mentoring women to unleash their voices as instruments of change.  She says the Dekaaz is "a modern-day incarnation of the ancient haiku put to work in everyday life."    

The elements of the Dekaaz are:

  1.  a tristich, a poem in 3 lines
  2.  syllabic, 2-3-5 syllables per line
  3.  after writing verse,  speak it out loud to someone even if the only listener is yourself  (Isn't all poetry meant to be voiced out loud?)
    heard not read
    shout your truth out loud                  
              ~~Judi Van Gorder
    new prospects
    burst before my eyes

    speak your mind
    stand with your sisters


    my man
    make your noise
    I'm still listening


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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