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Sijo Poems

Sijo Poems. Examples of Sijos and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Sijo poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Sijo. (New Poems Below)

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You stare my profound eyes,
i have no word to say,
Beautifying this night 


Getting used to be hurted by your silence,
Risking my life to pursue your smile.
Eagles flew over my gloomy sky,
Each scene was so familiar.
No the fragrance of roses i...Read More
Categories: sijo, december, lost, words,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member robin freezes
The robin sits inside an icy cauldron on cold stark metal.
Hiding from the brutal northwestern winds and pounding sleet
Quietly freezing to death in this cold tomb, feeling warmth at the end.

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Categories: bird, winter,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Invisible Scars
Such vile, piercing words of contempt stab the jugular vein
The victim, exsanguinating; used to the blood and searing pain
Grown numb while slowly dying a death by a thousand cuts .

Date written: 11/25/2019...Read More
Categories: abuse, angst, endurance, violence, words,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Yoshino Cherry Tree
Yoshino cherry tree, blossoms glistening in the sun
Most vibrant display of white-pink blossoms, with faint almond fragrance
Delightful moment, overcome by a massive sneeze attack

October 15, 2019
F F I series 29 sijo
Brian Strand, sponsor
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Categories: humor, nature, poetry, spring, tree,
Form: Sijo
Escapism beside the water’s edge, as misty dawn awakes 
Great crested grebes, dressed to impress, elegantly pass me by ~ 
I took the bait – gullibly distracted from encroaching on their morning feast.

F F I series 29 sijo  -...Read More
Categories: bird, fishing, nature,
Form: Sijo

Premium Member snow versus poetry and tea
my world is covered with pristine white, and I want to, go shopping,
the snowflakes are pretty, but the wind is causing, huge drifts,
oh, will stay put, to write my poetry, and drink camomile tea!

October 15, 2019

Poetry/Sijo/snow versus poetry and...Read More
Categories: nature, poetry,
Form: Sijo

Mom, you know in class, I’ve learnt a new word today
originated from Latin word “Fames’ they say,
its meaning is ‘hunger’; the word
learnt ‘Famelicose’, have you heard?
It’s meaning is ‘constantly hungry’, by the way.
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Categories: words,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Removing The Stigma
     Shame and fear of ridicule; chief contributing factors
for shrouded public awareness about depression, by bravely...
            addressing it openly, we remove its stigma.

Date written: 09/22/2019
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Categories: depression, mental illness, perspective, society, wisdom,
Form: Sijo
A Comfort
Collection - 1.


Now, the feelings of love, comfort me, as I feel your heart, 
Why then, a coldness, that seems to come out of the heart of darkness? 
But a momentary thought and then love-light returns.

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Categories: love,
Form: Sijo
The Heart says,
"I promise to be Pure & shall always complete you."
The Mind says,
"I promise to be Strong & shall always protect you."
And in the presence of The Soul,
They become One....Read More
Categories: celebration, inspirational,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member THE SLEEPING CHEF- -part 1
The pastry chef
Bakes cakes and breads
Took a nap, burnt them

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. ©2019
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Categories: analogy, character, conflict, confusion, endurance, food, funny,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member The SLEEPING CHEF- -part 2
/center>The pastry chef alas a prime and proper cooks in an steel oven 
Bakes cakes buttery biscuits pizzas and all types of breads
Took a nap, burnt them up...enough said so sad blacken charcoal breads

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr....Read More
Categories: analogy, confusion, cute, funny,
Form: Sijo
Where Smiles Grow
Where smiles grow, there is a joyously bright light within.

Color where a happy orange or peppy pink, even twilight violet; celebrate the gifts.

Smiles are like rainbows; palettes of light.

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Categories: appreciation, fun, poetry, rainbow, simile, sky, uplifting,
Form: Sijo
Prophets Are Born To Be Heard
A prophet is no longer recognized, in his or her own time.

So many ring the warning bell; it’s unheard by preoccupied ears.

Prophecies fulfilled are too late to control; doom cannot be reversed!

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Categories: people, poems, poetry, visionary,
Form: Sijo
The llama perched on the podium
speaks volumes to me.

The huge mouth searched my coat pocket —
I snickered as he snatched my snack.

A model citizen,
its quiet hum connects me to the past.

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Categories: animal,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Chasing Perfection
So many of us pull strands of hair out of our scalp
all in the name of perfection, but why chase this illusion?
There's true beauty in being perfectly imperfect.

Date written: 07/28/2019...Read More
Categories: meaningful, perspective, truth,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member The Lucy McVey Challenge
Lucy McVey was the most exasperating woman from M.U. 
Anyone with a lick of common sense would have run away from that woman.
So of course she was the one every guy tried to entice.
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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Did You Hear What He Did Now
The large hairy gorilla creature had never had a full out fit 
At the Happy Supermarket they said he dumped every stacked can display
Big lie made up by old ladies who like to make up fabrications
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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Sijo
Premium Member A BOXED-IN WORLD

Lots of boxes that separates our thoughts from emotions,
Where more is placed in one than the other making a paradox,
Best with less boxes for a better perspective of life.

Date: 06/12/2019...Read More
Categories: analogy, inspirational, introspection, life, meaningful, moving on,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Managing Anger
When passions are inflamed, blunt words turn sharp and cut deep
Which is why it's important to pause, take deep breaths, and count to ten
Rather than thrust anger like an epee, just to impale

Date written and posted: 06/12/2019...Read More
Categories: anger, emotions, perspective, trust,
Form: Sijo
Mood Music
Color me azurite; Malachite isles upon Lapis blue seas.

I sail the waves, moved by Gaia’s tranquil, reverberating song.

On the horizon, dolphin arcs play; brother sun laughs.
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Categories: animal, appreciation, earth, environment, nature, poems, poetry,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Reaching God

               A prayer, audible or mute, no matter when or why
The right fork in the path to reach God. Grateful? Give thanks in prayer
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Categories: god, metaphor, perspective, prayer, spiritual,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member You've Got More Waiting To Do, Death
Go away, Grim Reaper. You've got more waiting to do, death
I refuse to let you rob me of this fun, beautiful life just yet
I'll continue to smell it's invigorating fragrance

Date written and posted: 04/15/2019...Read More
Categories: beautiful, death, life,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Walking A Spiritual Path
Each day brings unfettered freedom, optimism, deeper faith
Awareness, joy and inner peace. A closer relationship with God
Self-love,  greater love for others; a brighter future

Date written and posted: 04/14/2019

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Categories: faith, peace, perspective, spiritual,
Form: Sijo
Walking Through Life
This is a sort of Zen Koan Sijo or if you prefer, a Sijo with a Koan twist.

Walking through life is a challenging prospect; it’s fraught with holes.

Every step taken successfully brings a reward, life.

Fall and setbacks ensue; step carefully,...Read More
Categories: encouraging, image, imagery, introspection, life, philosophy,
Form: Sijo

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