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Sijo Definition

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.

 

How beautiful the frosty breath of winter on the land
A breath so cold ...a kiss of death...that turns Mother Earth to stone  
But with the passing of time...Spring will take her breath away.


Written:  May 30th, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/5/2018 9:49:00 AM
this is beautiful
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Date: 7/31/2018 6:26:00 PM
Beautiful!
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Date: 7/9/2018 4:44:00 PM
A beautiful sijo Elaine :) I've been counseled so much on my lines being the wrong syllable count that I've had to remind several people to 'please turn their mobile devices sideways' so they can see it the way it was meant to be seen lol. This is beautiful!
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Date: 7/7/2018 1:05:00 PM
I love it my dear
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Elaine George
Date: 7/11/2018 4:15:00 AM
Thank you, Al.
Date: 6/12/2018 5:39:00 PM
so beautiful, Elaine. Wow!
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Date: 6/20/2018 8:45:00 AM
Thank you Andrea.
Date: 6/12/2018 4:41:00 AM
A beautiful perfect sijo. Mick
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Elaine George
Date: 6/20/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thank you so much, Mick.
Date: 6/4/2018 9:27:00 PM
A beautiful nature sijo Elaine; thank God for Spring!~Che :)
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Date: 5/31/2018 2:31:00 PM
Such a beautiful Sijo, Elaine! Enjoyed your wordplay, too. ~ Regards // paul
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Elaine George
Date: 6/4/2018 6:48:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Paul...and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 5/31/2018 9:46:00 AM
And so has your sijo my friend...great verse Elaine...love and light...^WW^
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Elaine George
Date: 6/4/2018 6:44:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Winged Warrior...and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 5/30/2018 5:03:00 PM
Beautiful sijo, Elaine! :-)
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 6:10:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Carol...and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 5/30/2018 4:00:00 PM
Spring will take her breath away. Just like your poetry Elaine every time i read it...
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 4:42:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, dear Harry...and for your very kind comments...much appreciated. sincerely, Elaine
Date: 5/30/2018 3:56:00 PM
Ominous but effective.
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 4:35:00 PM
Thanking you for stopping by, Richard...much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 5/30/2018 12:05:00 PM
Fab images and personification Elaine.
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 2:54:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nina...this means so much to me. Elaine
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/30/2018 12:06:00 PM
Faved :-)
Date: 5/30/2018 11:47:00 AM
I like how you brought this around. Very clever.
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 2:55:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Tim...and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 5/30/2018 9:02:00 AM
This one has winner written all over it, Elaine. i love it!
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 9:52:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Daniel..and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 5/30/2018 7:37:00 AM
This is breathtaking, so much in a short verse.. so nice to see you posting regularly Elaine..
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Elaine George
Date: 5/30/2018 9:52:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, my poetic friend..and for your kind comments. Elaine