Jemaiku #1

by Jem Croucher
Syllabic sequence crafted
something that I love
for poetic syntax here
in verse to cherish
and to capture life's essence
in just a few words

©Jemverse

I have long held a deep admiration, respect and fascination with the ancient art of both Japanese and Haitian poetry; specific syllabic sequencing to form short thematic poems. Some for purpose, some for pleasure, some for the simple joy of words. So I thought I'd develop my own, and here's the first. I've called it 'Jemaiku' (Pro: "jem-eye-coo"), a six-line non-rhyming stanza with a syllabic sequence of 7, 5, 7, 5, 7, 5.

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