There was lightning

Out to sea off Brighton
a flash lit up the night
there, just outside the Shelter Hall
fleetingly in sight
But pausing for a moment there
and waiting patiently
whilst rain fell there in splatters
I got a shot for me
We never heard the thunder
but there was lightning there for sure
coupled with the heavy rain
which fell as down it poured

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

And the sun shone

And for a while the heat was quite intense
as the sun shone down from the sky
there was barely a breeze
to be felt on our knees
though the cloud to the east wasn't shy

As after a while it covered the blue
and brought welcome patters of rain
cooled us all down
as it wetted the ground
before the sun shone once again

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Dodoitsu for Saturday rain

Concluding ‘The syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse (7 of 7)

Not that it ever left us
always there behind the grey
biding time for its return
drying up the rain

©Jemverse

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

Sedoka for Friday rain

6 of 7 in ‘The syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

The promise came true
briefly today as sunshine
warming like a new blanket
returned like a smile
and a word from its pure heart
to lift our spirits again

©Jemverse

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

Tanka for Thursday rain

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

And a raindrop fell
to add concentric circles
spreading into life
building its reserve today
for when the sunshine returns

©Jemverse

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

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]

Haiku for Tuesday rain

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

There is sun today
or at very least promise
amidst the grey cloud

©Jemverse

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

Jemaiku for Monday rain

2 of 7 in “The Syllabic series 22′ from Jemverse

As dawn breaks Monday morning
greeting silent world
I avoid the fresh puddles
and breathe the new day
filling my whole with its zest
a sustenance here

©Jemverse

[Jemaiku is a Japanese-inspired non-rhyming poetic form of my own design with a syllabic sequence of 7 – 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 5]

Katauta for Sunday Rain

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

And after the rain
petrichor is fragrant here
as dampened earth greets the sun

©Jemverse

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

Rain like summer

On the station the rain was a comfort today
in the blackness of night still around
on the edge of a morning still hidden from view
with a gentle soft rushing of sound
Mist-like it drifted and cooled like a breeze
that summer would oft call a friend
yet it is still March and winter remains
several weeks yet from its natural end
So this morning with whimsy I breathed it all in
finding comfort as thought took a hold
thinking of Spring and the summer beyond
days of warmth to replace these of cold

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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