Oktoberfest – Golsana – August 11, 2015

yodeling- oh
odel – odel
echoing from mountain to dale
put on lederhosen
grab up a stein of beer
come sing at the Oktoberfest
With me!

© G.s.k. ‘15

(I just discovered Jane Sandford, but I also just discovered her blog is now closed down for future posts … but this one can still be read … below is what Jane says about the Golsana.)

“The Golsana is a little-known poetry form, very recently attributed to the Bavarian literary historian, Golo Mann.

The form has a syllable count of 4-4-8-6-6-8, and surrounds the distinct culture and mentality of the Bavarian people.

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to any real poetry, living or dead, is purely coincidental”. Jane Sandford

[cough-cough] After many hours of research, alas I discovered that this form has one last line of two syllables … Bastet 😉  Prosit!

Brynn, Brynn – Manx(u) – August 7, 2015

I’m exploring … I still don’t have oodles of time, but I was introduced to this fav blog … Graeme Sandford – Guilty of Rhymes of Passion yesterday through several different people and found myself fascinated! Below is a poetry formed called  the Manx(u) form, an invented form which is an ode to cats with a 2, 2, 1, 6, 1, 4, ! syllable count (ending with “!”) introduced to him by Jane at Jane’s Musing … and yes Virginia … haiku poets often add ku or u to existing or new poetic forms 😉


Brynn, Brynn
thing –
like a diva – stretching
just another shot

she sits
with a plaintive meow
now, where’s the fish

Brynn _ 5_small

© G.s.k. ‘15