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Best Sijo Poems

Below are the all-time best Sijo poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sijo poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member When Again We Meet
When Again We Meet

Softly he says, "should I die do not wait for me." She smiles,
"just as the moon exhales no light without first a...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, appreciation, death, devotion,

Night-Blooming Jasmine
Night-Blooming Jasmine 

expert seducer with soft silky lips, silver blue moon
sweetly kisses a slumbering beauty awakening desire;
greeting her lover, Night-Blooming Jasmine unfolds perfumed petals


Contest: ...

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Categories: beauty, flower, moon, nature,

Burning Flame Of Life
Arise and fall; the cycle of life; birth and death are human plight.

A life is lit and it burns short; when matches struck bring in...

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Categories: inspiration, inspirational, life, philosophy,

Spring heralds the dawning of brilliant bluebells carpeting the woods 
Silently they slept until the warm sun rouses them from slumber 
Gently they open their...

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Categories: nature, spring,

Premium Member SIJO -Virgin-
#3~"Lost not forgotten" 
"A solitary star had gone astray, yawning before the dark, 
hiding; straight ward, waver the wink of light, slowly fading. 
By my...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fantasy, winter,

Premium Member - Love At First Sight -

As the golden threads of silver, a mother protects her child
The path they will follow together, through life they leave deep footprints
The love that is...

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Categories: beauty, celebration, journey, love,

Premium Member Vivid View VISUAL 3
Splashes of scarlet and violet blend into blue heavens
While soft, white, feathery clouds rise like angels taking flight
Over memories of Monet’s Artist's Garden at Giverny.


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Categories: beauty, nature,

Premium Member Thistle Solitude
I have briefly caught sight of the other side of yesterday,
blinded by the sun, while running barefoot across a field of thorns
I'll carve a path...

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Categories: childhood, introspection, metaphor, nostalgia,

Premium Member The Roller Coaster
The roller coaster leans

 into a sky the color death.

Alongside pines, it winds its broken way, 

gripping earth’s gray stubble.

In the moan of the wind,...

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Categories: beautiful, death,

Premium Member To Dance The Night Away
A symphony of moonlight illuminates the night sky
Waves of emerald jade dance in ripples upon the summer breeze
While tracks cut deep lead me to you...

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Categories: dance,

Premium Member Gaining Perspective
Looking at the vast azure sky, one can't help, but feel small;
as crowds of ants run in terror of cathedral-sized Converse.
I left sugar cubes next...

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Categories: encouraging, introspection, philosophy, uplifting,

Premium Member That Colorful Drug
LSD, Ecstasy, Vicodin, Meth; I've done none of these -

not even weed!  My dealer is a muse who pushes poetry.

I get high on rhyme,...

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Categories: creation, drug,

My Dance Partners - Visual 2
A gallant moon extends gold fingers to me on the dance floor
as I slip my legs into the chorus line of tall, green grass with...

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Categories: dance, longing, moon, nature,


A marquee of stars dims, to beckon early winter’s stage;
Reflecting crunched flowers in ghastly hues, detached from their limp boughs.
The nightfall drapes hush of serenity...

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Categories: image, november,

Premium Member - Last Kiss -

Bring me to a place where the stars shine forever
White lies, the beast is finally slowed down to zero
I know the things are changed now,...

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Categories: conflict, dark, goodbye,

Premium Member Six Dancers All In White
In my room late one night, I caught six dancers all in white.
In tutus, flowered caps, and tights, they twirled on tiny pointed toes.
Seeing me,...

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Categories: fantasy

Premium Member AFTER THE FURY

Brazen night winds crash brittle glass of our furious voices
Quieting down, we slowly climb inside eyes lit with dear splendor
A flood of kisses roam north...

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Categories: love, people,

Premium Member The Summer Fling
A delight for female eyes was his gorgeous face and strong physique;
His dark eyes lured them in, but his kisses left them spellbound.
The beauty of...

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Categories: passion, daffodils,

Premium Member Temple of Life
Nearby an ornate edifice meant for the worship of God
I kneel in the clearing of a verdant woods where sun’s light streams down -
spirit-touched, as...

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Categories: god, nature,

Premium Member A Summer Remembered - Sijo String
Stretched far and wide, sun smoothes the beach, and finds a place to land
It spreads a sheet, then fastens lace to all our summer skies

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Categories: first love, lost love,

Premium Member Sijo - 1 - Personified
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...

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Categories: nature,

Premium Member Astounding Healing
The resounding renovation of the mind can be astounding.
With each breath I take I am but a soul yearning for redemption-
I now seek rejuvenation in...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life,

Glimpse an empire in sweated palm burdened with pain centuries old; 
Horrors and stalagmites hang in beautiful tragedy Gods have told:
Within soil surrounding bluest calm,...

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Categories: loss, nature, time

October Bliss

I ride freely in respite with what this blissful month serves
Like truant in yoga, forgetting all wonga and being wonk
That I may enjoy a long...

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© Galeo DS  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: october,

Premium Member Life Mission
once upon a time was babbling babe and  frolicking lamb 
now a soldier of grace seeking destiny in the great I am…
of age,...

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Categories: passion,