Posts tagged ‘Sedoka’

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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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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January 11, 2020

Tri-sedoka IV (poetry in motion)

by Jem Croucher

For inspiration
Eyes to see and pen to write
But mind to see suffices
For here are pictures
to capture with words now seen
for poetry in motion

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January 5, 2020

Tri-sedoka III (hope and promise)

by Jem Croucher

n these early days
with hope and promise still fresh
from new year resolution
The light is still bright
as we raise an arm to shield
Squinting up into brightness

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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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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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August 8, 2017

Will You Still Love Me

by Abigail Gronway

Will you still love me
when youthful vigor has gone

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December 2, 2016

Lost word – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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I was a lost word
Bereft, I had searched in vain
for inclusion in a verse

But on this last day
my searching is completed
and I take my place with pride

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December 1, 2016

Majesty – Sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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Water like mountains
Incessant the ocean waves
with malevolent power

Yet there’s beauty here
The majesty of the sea
respectfully revered

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November 30, 2016

Sunrise – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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The horizon gold
A new winter day dawns with
sun rising over the sea

And I stand in awe
An exquisite moment caught
to carry me through the day

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November 29, 2016

A pleasing distraction – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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On cold winter days
for a pleasing distraction
the thought of Springtime flowers

Caught on a warm breeze
to embellish me with their
wonderful fragrant bouquet

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November 28, 2016

Winter – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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As winter takes hold
Autumn fades to memory
with a tinge of sadness there

Yet with the winter
Crystalline treasures return
and we are richer for that

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November 27, 2016

Music – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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Life without music
is like a tree without leaves
sadly bereft in winter

and left without warmth
or the promise of summer
to awaken it to joy

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November 26, 2016

The Angry Sea – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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In this brittle chill
the sea is often angry
as it tosses waves at me

But I am wary
keeping my distance I stand
in awe above the tideline

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October 15, 2015

Apocalypse obsessed: poetry challenge.

by Harry

Submitted by Zakk Reynolds

Poetry challenge: Sedoka poem.

We’ve become obsessed
Force fed our apocalypse
Portrayals of drummed up death

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October 12, 2015

The Warning – Sedoka Challenge

by Dorinda Duclos

Poetry Challenge – Sedoka poem

 

Raptor circles high
Waiting to greet the new born

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October 11, 2015

Flying: poetry challenge Sedoka

by Harry

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Wing aloft on the breeze

the updrafts helping to soar

endlessly, to please the eye.

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October 10, 2015

Poetry Challenge: Sedoka

by Georgia

Poetry challenge: Sedoka poem

Falcon and Rabbit

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

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October 10, 2015

Autumn

by Jem Croucher

Poetry Challenge: Sedoka

As autumn takes hold
Summer fades to memory
with a tinge of sadness there

Yet with the autumn
the golden treasure returns
and we are richer for that

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October 4, 2013

Sedoka: evening news

by Georgia

Sedoka

evening news

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May 7, 2013

~ Love Behind the Gate ~ (Sedoka)

by ladyliterati

Behind the gate wait

Jasmine blooms waken desire

Moon casts sliver shadows sheen

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