Tri-sedoka VII (Thursday)

And so it's Thursday
another week almost gone
but not to wish time away
I still live each day
to its complete fulfilment
for every day is precious

And so for Thursday
for here is no exception
time once spent to never gain
or recoup again
so I spend it with wisdom
treasuring experience

And now for Thursday
for if you are reading this
and the hour is still early
you have the freedom
to do as I do with time
and use it to gain wisdom

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sedoka – traditional Japanese verse comprising six non-rhyming lines with a syllabic sequence of 577577

Tri-sedoka V – Friday

I long for Friday
as when it arrives each week
I can relax into the
knowledge that for the
next two days time slows right down
and all of this time is mine

I yearn for Friday
for with it comes confidence
offered freely with weekends
for freedom and zest
Two days and family and me
are all that is important

I feel for Friday
almost as a living thing
as the week slip-slides away
and here cathartic
a relaxation washes
quite completely over me

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

For the weekend, a sedoka II

Weekend sedoka
And as the paint quickly dries
all can see as it’s hung high
capturing content
as in relaxation here
I breathe deep and simply am

©Jemverse

Picture – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ by Yoshida Toshi (1940)

[Sedoka is a traditional Japanese unrhymed poetic form comprising two three-line ‘katauta’ with a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem with a syllabic sequence of 5/7/7].

For the weekend, a sedoka I

Weekend sedoka
Six lines to paint a picture
with bold stroke and bright colour
capturing content
as with privilege I come
and with gusto seize the day

©Jemverse

Picture – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ by Yoshida Toshi (1940)

[Sedoka is a traditional Japanese unrhymed poetic form comprising two three-line ‘katauta’ with a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem with a syllabic sequence of 5/7/7].

Last day sedoka

So we wave goodbye
avoiding use of ‘farewell’
words for this year now passing
Welcome to the new
with this eve for promised hope
here’s to a brighter future

©Jemverse

Picture – Yoshida Toshi (1911 – 1995) – ‘Half Moon Bridge’ – Woodcut on paper (1940)

[Sedoka is a Japanese poetic form comprising 38 syllables in a sequence of 5, 7, 7, 5, 7, 7.]

Autumn revisited

1 of 10 in ‘The Autumn’ series from Jemverse

As autumn takes hold
Summer fades to memory
with a tinge of sadness there

Yet with the autumn
the golden treasure returns
And we are richer for that

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

[Jemverse orginally published ‘Autumn‘ on 11 October 2015]

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

Sedoka week VII (Saturday)

7 of 7

And so Saturday
ending this Sedoka week
allowing me the writer here
one more verse to speak
For it’s only with my words
that I can paint my pictures

©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 VI (Friday)

6 of 7

Remaining steadfast
we look to hope to save us
with its enduring promise
For it is comfort
a solace to have and hold
for reassurance today

©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 V (Thursday)

5 of 7

Shouting to the world
laughter grows and gathers pace
to turn back the growing tide
Softened by Springtime
Gentleness and comfort spreads
there with a warming embrace

©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

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