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JIYU-SHI Japanese Poem For The Contest

A chapter in the book One Thousand Cranes

~ Bevy of Doves ~

by Gypsy Blue Rose

JIYU-SHI - Japanese Poem Contest Winner 

Bevy of doves perched  
      on sweet wisteria boughs  

as cool spring rain drips
ver the old man’s garden

where he sits daily  
      to reminisce about life 

and his sweet, Jasmine
      the love of his life, now dead
but not departed 

      she lives in fragrant flowers

the laughter of kids 
      and love in his beating heart



JIYU-SHI - Japanese Poem
Contest Winner

Wisteria is a flower native to Asian countries but found around the world. Some species are popular ornamental plants that grow in late Spring or early Summer. Wisteria brachybotrys "Shiro-Beni" Smells sweet but other species smell bad.

Bevy - a group of doves

Painting by Kawase

JIYU-SHI is a Japanese freestyle poetry introduced to American poetry between 1912 to 1926. You write 5 syllables on the first line and 7 syllables on the second lines ( 5/7 stanzas), you can write as many stanzas as you like. Never rhymes. Keep complete thoughts in each line and connect the lines grammatically.

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