Lazy day – tanka

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Breakfast in Brighton
November morning sunshine
follows after rain
Both providing sustenance
for lazy Sunday slowness

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Photo – Brighton Pavilion – Jempics

Day 7 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Five Lines’ event – a tanka a day for 7 days.

A tanka is a five-line non-rhyming poem of Japanese origin dating back almost 1200 years. Using simile, metaphor and personification, the five lines must follow a syllabic sequence of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7.

Last Lavender – tanka

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Yet, as winter comes
the last lavender remains
Born of the summer
it stands, poignant to remind
us of warmth now lost to chill

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Photo – Jempics

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

A tanka is a five-line non-rhyming poem of Japanese origin dating back almost 1200 years. Using simile, metaphor and personification, the five lines must follow a syllabic sequence of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7.

Winter comes to town

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Autumn at St Mary’s
the yellow and the gold
the sunshine on the falling leaves
hides the biting chill
Crunching footfall as I walk
A blanket crisp and brown
as breath escapes in tiny clouds
and winter comes to town

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Photo – an autumn/winter day in St de Haura churchyard, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK – Jempics

November Sun II

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And today the sun shone bright
on a November day
Not unpleasant out there
warm, I’d even say
And sitting here at lunchtime
with the water on the lake
It was almost like the summer
whilst I took a well-earned break
I even took my jacket off
and sat in my shirtsleeves
as the sun brought out the highlights
of the golden autumn leaves

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Fireworks – haiku

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Bright against the sky
Bangs and sparkles, cries of joy
Fireworks in the night

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7 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Three Lines’ event; 7 haikus for 7 days

Rubies

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Surrounded by red
Rubies more precious than gold
Such treasure have I

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Sunshine and wild ponies

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Walking through the forest
I spied ahead of me
open fields and sunshine
and ponies running free
Some turned around at my approach
ears cocked as if to say
“Good afternoon to you upon
this fine October day”

I nodded an acknowledgment
politely as one does
for out here this is their domain
so its only right because
Here in the New Forest
they have the right to roam
for this has been for many years
their private English home

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Photo – New Forest ponies, Hampshire, UK – Jempics

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