The South Downs Way

To the South Downs Way
the brothers return again
retreading their steps


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Every year, at the beginning of May, my younger brother and I go for a week’s walk somewhere. We’ve been elsewhere but, as a large part of both of our hearts is embedded in Sussex where we live, the 100 mile South Downs Way has a special attraction for us. Today marks the start of the third time for us.


Helios Presides

In cool blue water
Sailing into Grecian sun
Helios presides


Photo – Approaching Santorini (Thira) – Jempics

Help for a haiku

Stuck in a Haiku?
Feel that you’ve nowhere to go?
Why not try Tanka?
Two extra lines to play with
and thirty-one syllables


Photo – Haiku from ‘Kito’ (1740 – 1788) – Jempics

Inspired by a blog posting on 30 July from ‘The Reluctant Poet

Both ‘haiku’ and ‘tanka’ are Japanese poetry forms. Haiku comprises three lines with a syllabic sequence of 5,7,5; Tanka comprises five lines with a syllabic sequence of 5,7,5,7,7

I am poetry – haiku

I am poetry
My words drip onto the page
with elegant form


Sunday afternoons…


Sunday afternoons
A walk, a rest, a cup of tea
This insouciance


Photo – Ropetackle, Riverbank, Shoreham – Jempics

New Year Blossoms haiku


Blossom for promise
Twenty-seventeen arrives
pink and baby-like


Fireworks – haiku


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


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

Previous Older Entries

%d bloggers like this: