Gogyohka for a myth

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge.


in the beginning

was need and fear

dark and setting suns and stories

told in the dark by firelight

to help the sun return

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

17 thoughts on “Gogyohka for a myth”

  1. It’s funny I was thinking today about the why of ritual and religion–particularly in the fear at the heart of so much of it. We are still running scared. (K)

      1. It’s something I’ve thought about, as punishment was never a deterrent to my children in shaping their behavior. But somehow they came out OK. Why and how? My mother definitely lived her life with (religious based) fear. She was afraid even when there was no reason.

      2. They say about the Germans that if something isn’t actually verboten they’ll do it. So they have laws about everything. It might be looking at it the wrong way round though—because there are so many prohibitions, they take pleasure in doing what isn’t verboten. Fewer rules maybe in order?

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