Sunrise – sedoka

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The horizon gold
A new winter day dawns with
sun rising over the sea

And I stand in awe
An exquisite moment caught
to carry me through the day

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Day 5 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Six Lines’ event – a sedoka a day for 7 days.

A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem of Japanese origin comprising two three-lined Katauta. A Sedoka has a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7.

For another excellent Sedoka – check out ‘Ocean’s Tears’ from The Poetry Channel

A pleasing distraction – sedoka

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On cold winter days
for a pleasing distraction
the thought of Springtime flowers

Caught on a warm breeze
to embellish me with their
wonderful fragrant bouquet

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Day 4 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Six Lines’ event – a sedoka a day for 7 days.

A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem of Japanese origin comprising two three-lined Katauta. A Sedoka has a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7.

Winter – sedoka

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As winter takes hold
Autumn fades to memory
with a tinge of sadness there

Yet with the winter
Crystalline treasures return
and we are richer for that

©Jemverse

Photo – Adur valley snow, Shoreham – Jempics

Day 3 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Six Lines’ event – a sedoka a day for 7 days.

A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem of Japanese origin comprising two three-lined Katauta. A Sedoka has a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7.

Music – sedoka

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Life without music
is like a tree without leaves
sadly bereft in winter

and left without warmth
or the promise of summer
to awaken it to joy

©Jemverse

Photo – Rounder Records, Brighton (sadly no longer with us) – Jempics

Day 2 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Six Lines’ event – a sedoka a day for 7 days.

A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem of Japanese origin comprising two three-lined Katauta. A Sedoka has a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7.

The Angry Sea – sedoka

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In this brittle chill
the sea is often angry
as it tosses waves at me

But I am wary
keeping my distance I stand
in awe above the tideline

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Day 1 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Six Lines’ event – a sedoka a day for 7 days.

A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem of Japanese origin comprising two three-lined Katauta. A Sedoka has a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7.

A treasure

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Winter greyness
Seldom sun
Brittle chill
for everyone
Daylight precious
shorter now
Nighttime lingers
on somehow
Yet still to find
and bring some cheer
Despite the chill
a beauty here
As winter hides
but brings to fore
a treasure kept
for us in store

©Jemverse

Photo – freezing fog – Jempics

Seeking Inspiration

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I’m seeking inspiration
but don’t need to look too far
For it’s everywhere around me
if I’m not particular
I could write about the weather
or something that I’ve seen
or someone that I’ve met or
even somewhere new I’ve been

Life’s like that as it happens
for a poet with a pen
and there’s always something out there
on which I can depend
Something I can write about
on a fancy or a whim
Particularly if it brings a smile
or an understanding grin

©Jemverse

Photo – Kings Cross station roof, London – Jempics

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