Below is the poem entitled Sijo 1 which was written by poet
MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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A thousand words of repulsion,
the new maiko swallows.
Beneath that mask of ivory,
a blush remains hidden.
Kyoto’s modern men treasure
their hunger for tradition.
** A modern, Western sijo (6 lines) and I failed to give this the lyrical “tone” it should have. I really struggled with this form.
*** Inspired by this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYS3-9qJes