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)

Six poetics #3 (Haiku)

3 in a series of 6

As midweek arrives
three of six poetics with
a ‘haiku’ today

©Jemverse

Haiku is a traditional non-rhyming Japanese poetic form comprising 17 syllables in a three line sequence of 5-7-5

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

 

 

Six poetics #2 (Tanka)

2 in a series of 6

A ‘tanka’ today
as to the beach I return
for September sun
Basking in its warmth and light
for one more day of summer

©Jemverse

Tanka – Japanese expressive poetry comprising 31 syllables over 5 lines in a sequence of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7

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

 

Six poetics #1 (Sedoka)

1 in a series of 6

And so for this week
a return to form I think
today with a ‘sedoka’
to help set the scene
Japanese poetic form
inspiring you the reader

©Jemverse

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

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)

Bussokuseki week III (Tuesday)

3 of 7

So Tuesday is here
and my week is well started
and now in full swing
But first of a morning here
some time to spend with my words
for they are friends to cherish

©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 II (Monday)

2 of 7

Monday comes around
Month of May and Star Wars day
when all in humour
with the greeting ‘May the fourth
be with you’ repeat aloud
for smiles and laughter here

©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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