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Dekaaz

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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?)
     
    #1
    haiku
    heard not read
    shout your truth out loud                  
              ~~Judi Van Gorder
     
    #2
    sunrise
    new prospects
    burst before my eyes
                  ~~jvg
     

    #3
    woman
    speak your mind
    stand with your sisters
                      ~~jvg

     

    #4
    my man
    make your noise
    I'm still listening
                  ~~jvg

     
     

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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

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