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

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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].

Weekends II

So another week passes
and reaches its end
with two days of rest
waiting there like a friend
Arms open wide with
a smile on its face
it welcomes you in
and slows down the pace
Makes you a coffee
or a hot cup of tea
relaxing as always
and totally free

So the feeling is mutual
handshakes for good measure
as we leave the week passed
for two days of leisure

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Saturday Drifting haiku

No.7 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

Saturday drifting
Slow down now and slip away
The week is at end

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Photo – Jempics

Breathe deep Friday haiku

No.6 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

Breathe deep the Friday
Take in its welcome presence
For the weekend looms

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Photo – Jempics

Long Weekends

The welcome of the long weekend
when sun is shining
And, with coffee in hand
I smile to the day and
realise that I am not working

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018 – Jempics

Fridays

I think perhaps that Fridays
are of a week my favourite day
As they often happen after
four days of toil and fray
But the best thing with Fridays
is that they happily arrive
just before the weekend
‘Three cheers, whoop whoop, high five!’

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Lying in it…

Guess I’ll just have to lie in the sun
then, ‘cos it’s out there and I am not
And it’s still the weekend and the next
few days look like they’re going to be hot

A heatwave we’re promised, humidity too
temperature up in the thirties
I’ll definitely be cycling to work each day
and wearing shorts and my summer shirties

And yes, lest you tell me, that’s not a real word
But I’ve used here the license of poet
Which does on occasion lend a hand with the words
that I need to fit in, don’t you know it

Back to the sun then and me lying in it
It’s the thing to do on a Sunday
‘Cos chances are that despite the forecast
It’ll be grey and raining on Monday

©Jemverse

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