#poem, «One Shot, One Kill» (Euro-Ku)

(Photo, by Myra, US collaborator, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia/All Rights Reserved)

To one who saved my life one day,
from somewhere close, but far away,

with care and thought and expert skill,

one shot one kill

18 NOV 2022, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Valencia, España
(photo by Myra, US Collaborator, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia/All Rights Reserved)


An Euro-Ku is what I call a Haiku done by a Westerner with a Western mentality but recognising and utilising the Eastern form of poetry and philosophical expression. In other words, adapting it to our way of thinking.

The Euro-Ku, as well as the Ameri-Ku (same idea but with an American mentality), must also contain three lines, however they can be as long as the writer needs or wants them to be. One important difference is that they must tell a clear, and simple story or complete thought. They must paint the picture with words clearly and with a fluid form of expression. Objectivity is the ideal here. Lastly, it must include a photograph or picture, original or done by someone who has ceded their rights to you that somehow, directly or indirectly refers to the text of the three lines.

That is basically it. The rules of the Euro-Ku and I invite anyone to try it. You poets out there might like it. It is something different and poetry, like all other art forms, is the search…

(FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

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8 Comentarios

  1. Cassa Bassa dice:

    Euro-ku, I like the adaptation. 👍🙂

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    1. Thank you Cassa. 😊🙏⚘️

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    1. Thank you so much Sir! Hope you have a happy, creative and productive day with friends and loved ones. Have a happy weekend!

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      1. vermavkv dice:

        Yes Sir,
        I am enjoying doing some artwork.

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  2. Brad Osborne dice:

    Loved this Euro-ku. This is still on my list of forms to try. All I need now is the right photo. Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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    1. Thank you my brother! I know you will write a smashing good one! Have a great weekend and all the best!

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