Here comes another offering from Catch the Fire.
Musician and facilitator Rachel Bagby has created an elegant group reflection tool – a new poetic form called dekaaz. Consisting of three lines with just ten syllables, it’s a simple, fun, and powerful form for distilling and sharing insight. Dekaaz can consolidate a vast amount of experience into a tiny poem, and the brevity offers a democratic way for many voices to be heard in a relatively short amount of time. A dekaaz is constructed like this:
- two syllabes in the first line
- three syllables in the second line
- five syllables in the third line
Are Earth’s way
Of laughing out loud
– Jeff Vander Clute, executive director, New Stories
Rachel says a ten-syllable poem doesn’t officially become a dekaaz until you speak it out loud to another living being. Thus, the dekaaz process is innately interactive.
This entry is from page 115-116 in Catch the Fire.