Posts tagged ‘japanese’

June 11, 2022

Dodoitsu for Saturday rain

by Jem Croucher

Concluding ‘The syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse (7 of 7)

Not that it ever left us
always there behind the grey
biding time for its return
drying up the rain

June 10, 2022

Sedoka for Friday rain

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7 in ‘The syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

The promise came true
briefly today as sunshine
warming like a new blanket
returned like a smile
and a word from its pure heart
to lift our spirits again

June 9, 2022

Tanka for Thursday rain

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

And a raindrop fell
to add concentric circles
spreading into life
building its reserve today
for when the sunshine returns

June 8, 2022

Bussokuseki for Wednesday rain

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

Midweek and the rain
full of the early summer
remains with us still
Yet no daunting with it here
no sad disappointment
How could there be with this life?

June 7, 2022

Haiku for Tuesday rain

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

There is sun today
or at very least promise
amidst the grey cloud

June 6, 2022

Jemaiku for Monday rain

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

As dawn breaks Monday morning
greeting silent world
I avoid the fresh puddles
and breathe the new day
filling my whole with its zest
a sustenance here

June 5, 2022

Katauta for Sunday rain

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

And after the rain
petrichor is fragrant here
as dampened earth greets the sun

September 17, 2020

Six poetics #4 (Bussokuseki)

by Jem Croucher

4 in a series of 6

And for Thursday here
with flamboyance there is a
‘bussokuseki’
The last of the Japanese
captured here in essence of
good writing’s ancient passing

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September 16, 2020

Six poetics #3 (Haiku)

by Jem Croucher

3 in a series of 6

As midweek arrives
three of six poetics with
a ‘haiku’ today

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September 15, 2020

Six poetics #2 (Tanka)

by Jem Croucher

2 in a series of 6

A ‘tanka’ today
as to the beach I return
for September sun
Basking in its warmth and light
for one more day of summer

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September 14, 2020

Six poetics #1 (Sedoka)

by Jem Croucher

1 in a series of 6

And so for this week
a return to form I think
today with a ‘sedoka’
to help set the scene
Japanese poetic form
inspiring you the reader

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May 9, 2020

Bussokuseki week VII (Saturday)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7

Hope you have enjoyed
this Bussokuseki week
over seven days
So here’s until the next time
when syllabic sequencing
captures imagination

©Jemverse

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May 8, 2020

Bussokuseki week VI (Friday)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7

And another week
nears its concluding zenith
Although at this time
it is sometimes hard to tell
whether it be the start or
the end; strange times such are these

©Jemverse

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May 7, 2020

Bussokuseki week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7

Here in the sunshine
with birdsong soft on the breeze
I can lose myself
close my eyes and drift away
to the sweet refrain of Spring
That favourite melody

©Jemverse

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May 6, 2020

Bussokuseki week IV (Wednesday)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7

Here I am midweek
with my bussokuseki
finding its favour
Wending its way into hearts
with syntax and symmetry
for something akin to love

©Jemverse

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May 5, 2020

Bussokuseki week III (Tuesday)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7

So Tuesday is here
and my week is well started
and now in full swing
But first of a morning here
some time to spend with my words
for they are friends to cherish

©Jemverse

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May 4, 2020

Bussokuseki week II (Monday)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7

Monday comes around
Month of May and Star Wars day
when all in humour
with the greeting ‘May the fourth
be with you’ repeat aloud
for smiles and laughter here

©Jemverse

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May 3, 2020

Bussokuseki week I (Sunday)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7

So another week
Bussokuseki this time
Seven days of verse
with a syllabic sequence
of five then seven then five
with three sevens to finish

©Jemverse

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April 11, 2020

Sedoka week VII (Saturday)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7

And so Saturday
ending this Sedoka week
allowing me the writer here
one more verse to speak
For it’s only with my words
that I can paint my pictures

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April 10, 2020

Sedoka week VI (Friday)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7

Remaining steadfast
we look to hope to save us
with its enduring promise
For it is comfort
a solace to have and hold
for reassurance today

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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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