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Sijo - Poetry Contest


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Rick Parise

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2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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 Contest Description

Have Fun-Lets Put A Drean Into Motion

Any Subject Matter

A Challenge To those Who Aren't Always Short Verse Friendly

Push Yourselves...............Give It A Go..................


Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea. Sijo have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line often the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

I will break the back of this long, midwinter night,
Folding it double, cold beneath my spring quilt,
That I may draw out the night, should my love return.

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions