Spotlight Haiku – ‘Twilight’ – A collaborative poem by Liz Gauffreau and Goff James

Here is my second haiku collaboration with Goff James. The inspiration photo was taken by my husband from our front door.

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Poem Attribution © Liz Gauffreau and Goff James

Image Attribution © Liz Gauffreau, 2020

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82 thoughts on “Spotlight Haiku – ‘Twilight’ – A collaborative poem by Liz Gauffreau and Goff James

  1. Wow! In reading the other comments it appears that I was led to a somewhat darker place. As the River Lethe taunted me, I felt alone, afraid of what might be lurking beyond the encroaching shadows. Quite powerful. Kudos, Liz!

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    1. Thank you, Luanne. WordPress does have its little gremlins.

      The way Goff and I have worked the collaboration is that one person chooses the inspiration photo, the other person writes the first two lines of the haiku, and then the first person writes the last line of the haiku. The other person writes the first line of the second haiku, and the first person writes the last line to finish the poem. (It’s not as cumbersome as my clumsy description suggests!)

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia. I’ve only written haiku with Goff. However, I’ve been writing tanka for the last several months, and it definitely sharpens my writing skills. Conforming to a set syllable count and number of lines forces me to find just the right words to get at the essense of the experience I’m trying to convey.

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