Posts tagged ‘japanese’

April 9, 2020

Sedoka week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

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

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April 8, 2020

Sedoka week IV (Wednesday)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7

Holding close that thought
the curl of a smile takes hold
and turns into laughter loud
there in the face of
menacing adversity
I stand proud and tall and firm

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April 7, 2020

Sedoka week III (Tuesday)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7

And for these moments
I am so very grateful
For they keep my sanity
intact and wholesome
in the knowledge that hope brings
that all this will see an end

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April 6, 2020

Sedoka week II (Monday)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7

For life continues
still in these uncertain days
Springtime comes and sun still shines
and mornings still dawn
for days when bright moments can
now be seized, captured and held

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April 5, 2020

Sedoka week I (Sunday)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7

Waxing lyrical
It is now with Sedoka
for more flexibility
With these crafted words
that in these next seven days
I will capture parts of life

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March 14, 2020

Tanka week VII (Saturday)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7

My tanka week ends
Seven days and many words
every one from heart
And every one fashioned here
for reading delectation

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March 13, 2020

Tanka week VI (Friday)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7

The penultimate
Nine lines more to speak my voice
Not to wane or waste
but here for ‘carpe diem’
Seize the day and capture all

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March 12, 2020

Tanka week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7

And then to rhythm
with the timbre and syntax
sounding as a drum
with feet tapping to the beat
allows this tanka to speak

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March 11, 2020

Tanka week IV (Wednesday)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7

Sunshine speaks today
as its warmth embraces me
And compelled to sing
breathing deep I lift my voice
with these words I have to share

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March 10, 2020

Tanka week III (Tuesday)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7

For there’s mystery
at times when inspiration
speaks out loud and long
a challenge to the poet
to capture the moment true

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March 9, 2020

Tanka week II (Monday)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7

This week I will write
in thirty-one syllables
something every day
to capture joy and substance
in my words to speak and sing

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January 4, 2020

Tri-sedoka II (introducing II)

by Jem Croucher

Sedoka, I thought
as in its syllabic form
it provides the structure to
be very precise
with the words I choose to say
and the theme I choose to give

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December 4, 2018

Tri-Tanka I (tanka)

by Jem Croucher

To start this series
in thirty-one syllables
Japanese Tanka
A short song to bring you joy
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So here are first lines
Crafted by the poet’s hand
Found and captured here
To form and syntax structured
Voicing life in five short lines

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