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Answered Prayer

I prayed for rain to visit us and to refresh our souls....
The heavens heard, and opened up, pouring water down the rice fields,
Washing off the seedlings that we had planted for a week.

** June 6, 2010 ^_^

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  1. Date: 1/29/2015 4:32:00 PM
    Wala, love the spirtual and imagery on this write, a 7. Blessings dear friend Eve

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 10:08:00 PM
    Cont'd--Anyway, there is a lot more to it, and I don't want to bore you to death. But the spaces act as middle line "cuts" opposed to any devices of punctuation....exactly wot Ezra Pound and Basho were getting into before they died, so this guy seems to be onto something.

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 10:06:00 PM
    I have been posting at Hello Poetry. I just paste a few poems here and there....takes all of 5 minutes really. There are tons of members, but there aren't any big new posts lists or contests. In fact, it is kinda dead, because nobody barely comments lol. But I came across a few people, including a Korean, who sees English Sijo COMPLETELY differently! He studied it, and has come out with this new modern format which is all about spaces in the middle of each line(6 lines).

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 10:11:00 PM
    good morning, wow you really where not kidding about being on the down low. just here saying hi,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 12:37:00 PM
    What an uplifting poem. Yes, prayers are answered--though not always the way we want them. Good use of imagery. Blessings to you for sharing this poem with us. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:01:00 AM
    God hears and answers our prayers...Sometimes it seems that he doesn't but he does...Hope that the seedlings get a good start and have an abundant life...Keep the creative pen flowing..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 9:43:00 PM
    You have a lot of new poems for me to read! Just dropping by to say this Sijo is still a winner in someone else's contest. 14/16/14 syllables....second line counters the prayer of the 1st line....last line adds the twist....the imagery is unique and introspective....I don't know what isn't excellent Sijo about this? Thanks for catching my 'inbetween'....dictionary says(well it isn't REALLY talking) in-between and in between.... yah, I still have some freedom of choice lol. Chris.

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 9:55:00 PM
    Marvelous imagery, and figurative language, truly captivates the minds eye of the reader. Thank you for sharing ;-) Blessings, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Maybe the harvest wasn't as good as was expected.. Washing it away gives one a chance to start over.. An opportunity to do it better?? :) just me thinking further ~ WN

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 4:40:00 AM

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 12:11:00 AM
    Hi Nikko :) A real case of 'be careful what you wish for', great twist of irony in your third line. After reading your sijo I think I finally understand the requirements of the form. Good luck if this is for a contest. TTYS Sharon :)

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 12:00:00 AM
    woe I did not even see if this was for a contest cool if it is . Good luck, just stopping by again,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 10:50:00 PM
    Great entry. I think you did this one perfectly. Good luck. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 9:53:00 PM
    A great write Nikko for the Sijo contest.. some great entries for Rick to judge.. this one is very refreshing ..sweet and simple yet powerful ..luv.. Linda-Marie.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 9:21:00 PM
    here enjoying your entry and Chris A.'s comment. No the one person has not send me the okay. Ha ha the main one. Also love your SIJO. Sad you will be on here that much. I will head back to my nite sleep. I see you have many poems right now. I will get to them as soon as I awake. take care,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:28:00 PM
    (Cont'd) I would pick this as a winner if I was holding a Sijo contest. If I was a super tight-ass judge with really professional rules, I would suggest one extra (.)dot in the ellipses. You learned this form very quickly. This surpasses my attempts at Sijo so far. Excellent. If this doesn't win, don't worry, because you captured the Korean spirit of Sijo here so well. Chris.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:27:00 PM
    A perfect Sijo with nice thoughts

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:25:00 PM
    Nikko, this is a superb Sijo! I saw your comment about trying too hard to make a twist at the end of your Sijo. That is the whole point of Sijo! If people want to contemporize Sijo away from the 'twist', they should then call them something else entirely. This Sijo has that great twist....middle line has 16 syllables; 2 more than the other lines. You use punctuation, but not just a repetition of commas, and you don't leave everything lowercase trying to mimic Haiku, which Sijo isn't.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:18:00 PM
    Nikko, I really like this, but I want to make sure about something. Did it end up being a bad thing, was it so much rain that it washed AWAY the seeds?(that is how I interpreted washed off) If so, wow, that is quite a twist THIS one has too! Maybe the best of your sijo I saw tonight. well, the time is just flying and I still have SO much to do. Luv, Andrea