(g) LIGHT; sequestered by the season (12.5)

LIGHT; sequestered by the season
(katauta and Sedoka set)

palpable the dense
atmosphere closeted and
enclosed within these four walls

~
illuminate dark
shadowed corners hiding webs;
unstable silk collects dust

winter shade hides much
dirt, under roots, underground;
bare black ice like worn velvet

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

Note: The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives. A katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/7.

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(g) LIGHT; Gleaned Gleaming (12.2)

“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

LIGHT; Gleaned Gleaming
Nanni series inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the darkest commuter hour;
Homeward, you are bound –
With headlamps upon
Your motorized steed

Almost full the moon’s
Reflective light
Cannot compare with
The glow you bring to me

Opening the front door
The porch light highlights
Your outline jumping
Into our joined embrace

Reflecting the ceiling lamp
The pots lining the stove
Wait for me to dish up
The gleaning of cooked love

Once sated and filled
Our charmed smiles can,
Without thinking at all
Retreat to our nestling

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

The Naani is a four line poem with 20-25 syllables.
The first two lines provide the subject that
the next two bring to an interesting close.

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(g) Blessings and benefits; November 20 renga

Blessings and benefits; November 20 renga

“The life of a person of Nembutsu is life in the joy of faith.”
~ Zuiken Inagaki

positive thinking,
visualizing goodness,
ripples like water

in the calm pond where lotus
bloom and their seeds fall freely

around the statue
of the figure head always
smiling for us all

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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(g) Unwavering strength; November 15 renga

Unwavering strength; November 15 renga

“Since my house burned down I now own a better view
of the rising moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide

reflecting the sun
silver moon offers a most
graceful grateful face

what face have I to show you
what does my reflection share

can universal
strength be seen in my aura;
one can only hope

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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Never alone; November 13 renga

Never alone; November 13 renga

“Gratitude for gifts, even snow on my bedspread
a gift from the Pure Land” ~ Issa

lonely can be a
state of physicality;
love, connects us all

repeating a prayer or
name connects us together

even if the names
differ the intent is that
of pure gratitude

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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(g) Practice inspires more practice, November 11 haiku

Practice inspires more practice, November 11 haiku

“Effort is necessary in spiritual practice; strain is not.” ~ Ezra Bayda

life requires breadth;
depth of thought and diligence,
being true to truth

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

breadth: noun 3. freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality
Yes I did a play on breadth and breath sounding alike.
breath: noun 1. the air inhaled and exhaled in respiration. 3. life; vitality

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(g) OctaTimbre / Seasonal (10.6)

Seasonal
(OctaTimbre)

Peppers 3,
Pears and
Squash to
Add to our
Even’ meal
With fish
Where’ll I
Go when it
The stand
Shutters

©JP/dh

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OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music