Sunday (bussokuseki)

Bussokuseki
for a Sunday seems quite right
as a new week looms
yet to reveal its secrets
to the last of the weekend
and our resting we succumb

©Jemverse

Bussokuseki is a non-rhyming Japanese poetic form comprising 6 lines with a syllabic sequence of 5-7-5-7-7-7

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Bussokuseki for Wednesday rain

4 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

Midweek and the rain
full of the early summer
remains with us still
Yet no daunting with it here
no sad disappointment
How could there be with this life?

©Jemverse

[Bussokuseki is a non-rhyming Japanese poetic form with a syllabic sequence of 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7 – 7]

Friday Bussokuseki

Bussokuseki
for this Friday as it comes
A 'je ne sais quoi'
capturing an essence here
in thirty-eight syllables
as the weekend starts again

©Jemverse

[‘Bussokuseki is a six-line Japanese derived non-rhyming stanza with a syllabic sequencing of 5-7-5-7-7-7’]

Sunshine XI (bussokuseki)

Here I am, smitten
once again head over heels
a poor Romeo
with the beauty of your face
and the radiance around
as throughout each day you tread

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Photo – Jempics

[Bussokuseki is a Japanese non-rhyming poetic form with a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/5/7/7/7]

Last day bussokuseki

And so the last day
What philosophy inspires
to leave us with hope?
As the old fades to the new
and promise leaps to the fore
None, save a prayer for the bold

©Jemverse

Picture – ‘Half moon bridge’ by Yoshida Toshi (1940)

The ‘bussokuseki’ is a poetic form of Japanese origin comprising a single 6 non-rhyming line verse with a 575777 syllabic sequencing

Six poetics #4 (Bussokuseki)

4 in a series of 6

And for Thursday here
with flamboyance there is a
‘bussokuseki’
The last of the Japanese
captured here in essence of
good writing’s ancient passing

©Jemverse

Bussokuseki is an archaic Japanese poetic device in which lines are written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 ‘mora’ pattern

Photo – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ (1940) by Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995)

Bussokuseki week VII (Saturday)

7 of 7

Hope you have enjoyed
this Bussokuseki week
over seven days
So here’s until the next time
when syllabic sequencing
captures imagination

©Jemverse

[Bussokuseki is an archaic Japanese poetic device in which lines are written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 ‘mora’ pattern]

Photo – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ (1940) by Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995)

Bussokuseki week VI (Friday)

6 of 7

And another week
nears its concluding zenith
Although at this time
it is sometimes hard to tell
whether it be the start or
the end; strange times such are these

©Jemverse

[Bussokuseki is an archaic Japanese poetic device in which lines are written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 ‘mora’ pattern]

Photo – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ (1940) by Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995)

Bussokuseki week V (Thursday)

5 of 7

Here in the sunshine
with birdsong soft on the breeze
I can lose myself
close my eyes and drift away
to the sweet refrain of Spring
That favourite melody

©Jemverse

[Bussokuseki is an archaic Japanese poetic device in which lines are written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 ‘mora’ pattern]

Photo – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ (1940) by Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995)

Bussokuseki week IV (Wednesday)

4 of 7

Here I am midweek
with my bussokuseki
finding its favour
Wending its way into hearts
with syntax and symmetry
for something akin to love

©Jemverse

[Bussokuseki is an archaic Japanese poetic device in which lines are written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 ‘mora’ pattern]

Photo – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ (1940) by Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995)

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