Posts tagged ‘Japanese Poetry’

August 2, 2019

Tri-sedoka I (introducing)

by Jem Croucher

I am sedoka
with syllabic sequencing
represented here in six
lines of five, seven,
seven and then five again
and then two final sevens

I am sedoka
Six lines of poetic form
Crafted here with chosen words
my wordsmithery
brings to life the poet’s voice
in the phrases captured here

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July 26, 2019

Tri-Tanka IV (Lancing Beach)

by Jem Croucher

Once again relaxed
Lancing Beach does that for me
Every single time
The sound of the moving sea
The sight of the ocean waves
And I’m in my element

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July 24, 2019

Bussokuseki III

by Jem Croucher

Bussokuseki
This poetic triplicate
ends today with this
Now it’s found there will be more
Art is never satisfied
Never still the poet’s pen

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July 22, 2019

Bussokuseki II

by Jem Croucher

Finding words to form
to syllabic sequencing
always a pleasure
Challenging but daily done
Satisfaction guaranteed
with bussokuseki found

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July 21, 2019

Bussokuseki I

by Jem Croucher

Bussokuseki
Japanese poetic form
In the form of five
and then three sets of seven
for syllabic sequencing
Tanka with an extra phrase

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September 8, 2017

Passion and Purity

by Abigail Gronway

Passion’s precious gift
Exchanged between you and me

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August 16, 2017

Dichotomy (tanka)

by Abigail Gronway

Without is sunshine
new green, a warm gentle breeze—

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August 11, 2017

Perfect Practice (senryu)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Crave repetition
Do it right or start again
Mastery beckons

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August 2, 2017

Help for a haiku

by Jem Croucher

Stuck in a Haiku?
Feel that you’ve nowhere to go?
Why not try Tanka?
Two extra lines to play with
and thirty-one syllables

©Jemverse

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July 9, 2017

Love You More

by Abigail Gronway

Darling, I love you
more than I did yesterday
less than I will tomorrow

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March 28, 2016

Brynn The Cat – Haiku and Tanka

by Bastet
Brynn The Cat

Brynn The Cat

 

peekaboo …
awaiting her human
the cat watches

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March 26, 2016

A Dodoitsu – March 26, 2016

by Bastet
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Dodoitsu – Honey-suckers
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under the warm spring sunshine
inside blossoms and bright blooms
bees hop hither and thither
(poor honey-suckers)
© G.s.k. ‘16

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December 11, 2015

Christmas Market – Choka

by Bastet
Christmas Market

Christmas Market, Arco Italy

 

inside the wooden huts
in the square warm candles glow
lighting up bright gifts –

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December 5, 2015

Morning Haiku and Waka – Autumn Reflections

by Bastet

Foggy Courtyard Birch

the last days of fall
just a single yellow leaf 
in gathering fog

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November 18, 2015

A Ripe Strawberry – Haibun

by Bastet

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Walking along the blossoming fields in a spring dawn, enjoying the singing forests of the masts in the port in summer, a carpet of coloured leaves on green in autumn and the stark beauty of sleeping trees and snow, which season is my favourite?

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October 24, 2015

Tanabata Rain* – Troiku

by Bastet

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Tanabata Rain*

falling rain
magpies flock to the wheat fields 
lovers forgotten

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October 16, 2015

The Warrior – Choka

by Bastet

Moonlit Vineyards

The Warrior

under the moon light
in the last days of autumn
the warrior stood tall –

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October 10, 2015

Poetry Challenge: Sedoka

by Bastet

Poetry challenge: Sedoka poem

Falcon and Rabbit

falcon on the wind
circling in the distant clouds
observing lowly morsels 

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August 30, 2015

My Childhood Sunday – Dodoitsu – August 30, 2015

by Bastet

sitting by the kitchen door
watching mamma fry chicken
biscuits in the oven bake
my childhood Sunday

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May 23, 2015

A Renga “this autumn” by Basho – May 23, 2015

by Bastet

Tan Renga with Basho “this autumn”:

Tree in bloom

Tree in bloom

 

this autumn
why getting older is like
a bird into the clouds

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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