Sedoka week IV (Wednesday)

4 of 7

Holding close that thought
the curl of a smile takes hold
and turns into laughter loud
there in the face of
menacing adversity
I stand proud and tall and firm

©Jemverse

Photo – ‘Painter by Ferryboat’ – woodcut on paper – Yamada Basuke (©1930)

Sedoka is a japanese poetry form comprising 38 syllables spread over 6 non-rhyming lines with a syllabic sequence of 5,7,7, 5,7,7

Sedoka week III (Tuesday)

3 of 7

And for these moments
I am so very grateful
For they keep my sanity
intact and wholesome
in the knowledge that hope brings
that all this will see an end

©Jemverse

Photo – ‘Painter by Ferryboat’ – woodcut on paper – Yamada Basuke (©1930)

Sedoka is a japanese poetry form comprising 38 syllables spread over 6 non-rhyming lines with a syllabic sequence of 5,7,7, 5,7,7

 

Sedoka week 2 (Monday)

2 of 7

For life continues
still in these uncertain days
Springtime comes and sun still shines
and mornings still dawn
for days when bright moments can
now be seized, captured and held

©Jemverse

Photo – ‘Painter by Ferryboat’ – woodcut on paper – Yamada Basuke (©1930)

Sedoka is a japanese poetry form comprising 38 syllables spread over 6 non-rhyming lines with a syllabic sequence of 5,7,7, 5,7,7

 

Sedoka week I (Sunday)

1 of 7

Waxing lyrical
It is now with Sedoka
for more flexibility
With these crafted words
that in these next seven days
I will capture parts of life

©Jemverse

Photo – ‘Painter by Ferryboat’ – woodcut on paper – Yamada Basuke (©1930)

Sedoka is a japanese poetry form comprising 38 syllables spread over 6 non-rhyming lines with a syllabic sequence of 5,7,7, 5,7,7

Tri-sedoka IV (poetry in motion)

For inspiration
Eyes to see and pen to write
But mind to see suffices
For here are pictures
to capture with words now seen
for poetry in motion

To inspiration
A proverbial glass raised
‘Carpe Diem’, ‘Seize the day’
For here the pictures
are captured with words now seen
for poetry in motion

With inspiration
In revelry the poet
and every poem written
For here in pictures
captured with many words seen
is poetry in motion

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Tri-sedoka III (hope and promise)

In these early days
with hope and promise still fresh
from new year resolution
The light is still bright
as we raise an arm to shield
Squinting up into brightness

And long may they shine
Not to dim or break or fade
But stand up and be counted
Continuity
prevailing and standing fast
to push back any darkness

Let this be the year
When the sun shines every day
Outwardly and inwardly
deep in every heart
to keep alive the promise
painted by hope’s bright picture

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Tri-sedoka II (introducing II)

Sedoka, I thought
as in its syllabic form
it provides the structure to
be very precise
with the words I choose to say
and the theme I choose to give

Sedoka, I thought
Just thirty-eight syllables
to craft poetic beauty
be very concise
and think carefully about
all the words I want to use

Sedoka, I thought
Adequately fits today
and gives the reader something
as these words they rest
in these three given verses
to whet there an appetite

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sedoka is a Japanese poetic writing form comprising 38 syllables in a 5, 7, 7, 5, 7, 7 sequence

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