My heart beats
to the rhythm of your drum
to the tune of your spirit
as I submit my all to you
I fell in love with the various poetry forms a number of months ago, thanks to this girl. I started following her blog and was smitten by all the different poetry forms she used to write her own creations. Thanks to her, I have been challenging myself to push myself just that tad bit further with writing poems under the constraints of rules and order.
Is there something that your heart beats too? Would love to know….. 🙂
Poetry form: Gogyohka
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I’m just a simple girl that is passionate about being relevant and making a difference in this world.
World traveler, lover of bright sunny days, experiencing cultures, good friends and conversation. I love my God and love my family.
I don’t believe that I have the Truth, but that I have a relationship with Truth and want to be closer to Him.
Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver, BC. YWAMer since 2000 and have traveled and lived all over the world –Hong Kong, China, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Turkey, Germany, Argentina, Australia and The USA.
I moved to Brazil in 2002, married an awesome “Baiano”, Daniel, and we have two adorable kiddies, Caue and Hannah.
I am certified in fitness and nutrition and conducted physical conditioning classes while working with an arts and evangelism team and schools. I am also certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners).
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45 thoughts on “Music of my Heart (Gogyohka)”
stunning blog and meaningful!
Thank you so much Mihrank. I try dig from within and hope that what I bring out will make a difference in someone’s life.
well done – My compliments!
Thank you so much Sibella. I appreciate you reading and I’m glad you liked it.
p.s. I think you just may drum to the same beat and sing to the same spirit, yes?
Very much so! 🙂 ❤
What a lovely poem, Staci! In answer to your question, I love it when my heart beats to the rhythms I feel in nature. My perception is that the beat I hear is the beating heart of God and I love the thought of being in step with His heart. Blessings and hugs, N 🙂 ❤
Wonderful Natalie. “my heart beats to the rhythms I feel in nature.” Love it. The most beautiful place on I’ve ever been was in the Kootenays, which is in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The only place in the world where I was brought to tears by such beauty. My heart definitely skipped a beat that day.
I also love the thought of being in step with His heart.
Blessings and hugs to you sweet lady.
I love it all, but especially this part: “and sings / to the tune of your spirit”. My heart beats to creativity and knowledge, I think. Your creativity is a good starting place. Have a wonderful night, and tomorrow.
Oh yes, yes, yes Benjamin. “Creativity and knowledge.” Love that. I hunger for creativity and thirst for knowledge myself. What a great thing for us to have in common, my friend.
You are soooooo sweet. I’m always thankful for your comments. You say such nice things – “Your creativity is a good starting place.” Thank you so much Benjamin. I did have a wonderful night and so far, so good today. I hope you have an awesome day full of creativity and that knowledge fills your mind and heart.
Yes, I agree. A great thing to have in common, I think. It’s probably part of the reason why I enjoy your posts and blog so much. Creativity is something without limits.
You’re welcome. I’m glad you’re having a good day today 🙂 And thank you. I’m having a pretty good day so far!
You never cease to bless my heart Benjamin. I truly appreciate you.
So glad you’re day is going well.
That was really lovely! Thanks for sharing it.
Ohhhhh, thank you for your kind words. And you’re more than welcome.
Beautiful in its simplicity, great poem! We must find that rhythm which our heart beats in tune with and follow where it leads, otherwise our lives are not complete.
Thank you so much Mark. Sometimes – oftentimes, I think that simplicity is the best way to go. And that’s what I strive for with my blog. To say what I want in a simple, yet thought-provoking way.
I totally agree with you. I believe that I am living in the rhythm today, and for that my life is complete.
Thanks again for your kind words and comment.
Quel joli poème d’amour! (I could tell you that in French only 🙂
Have a nice week dear Staci 🙂 ♥ and here is my answer to your question – very simple haiku….
Ahhhhhh 🙂 I love that french. I always imagine it spoken with an accent.
Thank you so much Frederic. I love how you appreciate my humble poems and enrich my life with your kind words and sweet comments.
Lovely little haiku. It makes me think that you draw inspiration from all that you see. Just wonderful. I can tell that it’s true.
What a beautiful poem!! 🙂 I just love it! 🙂 What my heart beats for….well, it mostly beats for a softer more loving world, it wants all people to feel loved, especially it beats for the children. When it comes to taking this wish out in the world I love to express it through: Poetry, Fairy Tales, art, music and everything creative! 🙂 But I could just go on and on here, telling you all my wishes and dreams, but they all spring out of this wish: to make the world a little softer, a little more joyful and to fill it with lots and lots of Angelic Love!! 🙂 🙂 ❤
Ohhhhhh Trini, you bless my heart. You know that, right? 🙂
Wonderful thing for your heart to beat for. Imagine if there was just a little more softness and a little (lot) more loving in this world. What a different place it would be. And what a wonderful way to promote this, through creativity. Lovely.
Amazingly done! Love this Welsh Form. More love @I submit my all to you. My heart beats at the rhythm of such beautiful poems like yours. I am glad to see this new poetry form here, This is just beautiful. Stay beautiful! 🙂
Ohhhh, thank you so much Reva. I’m so glad your heart beats to the rhythm of poetry, even my humble poetry. I was actually inspired to do this from Kirsten over at Mypowrimoblog, from this post: http://mypowrimoblog.com/2014/10/11/poetry-forms/. My desire to start using poetry forms came from her when she had a different blog before her hiatus.
I believe that the Gogyohka form is actually Japanese and is the most recent of Japanese short form. The actual name means ‘5 line poem’. I doesn’t have any rules concerning syllables. The rules are simply for it to be five lines long and make a statement. I hope I’ve accomplished that here.
Thanks again Reva for your beautiful comment and kind words. I really appreciate you.
Pleasure is all mine, Staci. I have already read about the poetry forms on her blog. That is where I came to know about the Welsh forms of poetry. I am aware of the rules Kirsten detailed….. and you have completely justified it in your poem. Her Blog is very unique and beautiful. I started following her after reading her one or two poems. I liked them very much.
Your poem is beautifully presented. I love it. Keep writing and come up with such beautiful things again and again. It is very delightful to read such cute little poems. It is really an art to sum up such a big story in few words. And you are really good at that. Stay wonderful! : Love, Reva.
Awwwww, thanks so much Reva. I love your words.
Hugs and love.
I am all smiles……….Hugs and love to you too. 🙂
What I find really appealing to your poems, regardless of format, is that it’s genuine and from your heart. Having your heart beat to a passion is transcendent. For me, it’s my family and creativity. 🙂
Ohhhhhhh, thank you so much Rob. What a wonderful and sweet thing to say. Yes, it’s true. I try to write only what I’m able to do so out of real experience. And that’s what art is meant to be, right? I don’t want to write or create anything that doesn’t come from me.
Just wonderful, what your heart beats for Rob. Creativity and family are in my heart as well.
Aw, what a beautiful poem, and I love the form, it compliments your words very well! Lovely! 🙂
You already know what makes my heart beats for…tea and the cookies that you make for me, Staci! Also, for anything Nature but tea is Nature too…so you get the idea, right? ❤ 😀
Hope you're doing well!
Hahahahaha. Oh yes, Tea and cookies. Yuuummmmmyyyyy. How could your heart not beat for these. And yes, tea is from nature. And so are chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and all things cookies are made of. So great, nature in food makes your heart beat. Am I right? Hehehehehe.
AHAHAH, Yes indeed – nature in the food I eat and the tea I drink makes my heart beat! Wow – This makes me so happy, I cannot stop giggling. It should be the motto of my life from now on – ‘nature in food makes my heart beat’ maybe I’ll change my blog’s header too! 😀 😀
Hehehehehe, you’re super-cool, Staci! ❤
Hahahaha, your life motto. That’s funny. Even change your blog header. W O W!!!.
You’re super cool.
Absolutely exquisite, Staci. The thing I love about your poetry is that it always comes straight from your beautiful heart. This poem is a perfect example of that. My hope is that my heart beats to the tune of my God too. I want to dance His dance for my life. Some days I stray, trying to dance my own steps. Then I realized that God has given me a rhythm that is uniquely my own and I need to embrace that. So my heart needs to beat to my own dance, but it is one created in love for me 🙂
Ohhhh, you really think so. Thank you so much for such kind words.
I hear you loud and clear on straying away and dancing your own steps. Many a times I’ve done the same. Thank God for His grace and mercy.
I love that, “one created in love for me”. And might I add, ‘just for you.’
Thanks again Kirsten.
This is such a lovely piece Staci! ❤ ❤
Awwww, thank you so much Neha. I’m humbled by your kind words.
Poetry isn’t really my thing, writing or reading. I admire writers who discipline themselves to write this form. Yours is a beautiful poem.
My heart beats to words of validation from those I love, and music of course.
Thank you so much Timi. I never used to be into poetry either, until all of a sudden, the poetry bug hit me. It came once I started blogging.
How lovely, “words of validation from those you love”. Thanks for sharing.
You’re doing a good job!
Thank you so much Timi. I really appreciate it.