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’]

Tri-tanka XV (Friday)

Come Friday, relax
for it is the weekend now
Time for more yellow
and for some in swathes of sun
for comfort in safe harbour

Come Friday, enjoy
for it is again your time
Safe in the knowledge
of 'je ne sais quoi' feelings
to simply be you and breathe

Come Friday, begin
again to find that freedom
and then reclaim it
for it is to have and hold
a treasure made for riches

©Jemverse

‘Tanka’ is a Japanese poetic non-rhyming form with a syllabic sequence of  5, 7, 5, 7, 7

Tri-Haiku XXXVIII (Friday)

And so to Friday
for a switch-off come lunchtime
into the weekend

And breathe deep, relax
soak up the fact that this is
deliciously mine

And so it will be
to use wisely and enjoy
pending the new week

©Jemverse

 

Reunion II

The light outside intense today
rain threatened but despite
all that I am yet buoyant
now the mornings here from night

A word of explanation is
quite needed there of course
and I am happy to oblige
for feelings of remorse

As today, a Friday morning
a long weekend it starts for me
with reunion long awaited
of two friends flamboyantly

So today I'm in high spirits
with anticipation for
that time come Monday evening
when we shout the loud encore

©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].

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

©Jemverse

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

©Jemverse

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

©Jemverse

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