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A sijo is a classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea consisting of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, but there is more to sijo. What is sijo in poetry (complete definition)?
The Temple of the Ocean
The temple of the ocean is far from the path
that leads to our front door,
but near to the place where you offered
flower, religion, river, rose,
Many rose petals floating downstream on a gleaming river
They move so slowly, almost getting lost in the sun's white glare
The monks on the riverbank seem lost in idle reverie...Read More
WILD TURKEY OFFERING
Approached by wild turkey offering intoxicating cocktail
We sit upon orange speckled mushroom sipping the elixir
Absorbing the magical quintessence of long forbidden thoughts
earth, nature, poems, poetry,
solar flare-burst the sun throws its tantrum,
a clean burn this time.
irritating Sol’s not a good idea, he’ll hurl fire at Earth.
spark his rage you’ll be sorry, he’ll do more than
tan your hide.
Surprise me...Read More
creation, extended metaphor, imagery,
*Image of Airy & Feather provided by Pixabay.
Poetic Form: Sijo
Tryst edged ... Aurora whisper serendipitous saffrons,
e'er forging balms beamish strands to aerate crown's expanse, whilst bestrewn
lissome mists waltzes amongst errant gasp caught in rapture.
Guns Aren't Toys
encouraging, perspective, truth,
Stay away from guns of all kinds, youngster! They're not toys.
Believe what you heard in the holiday film, "The Christmas Story;"
repeated over and over ..."You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
Guns Poetry Contest
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At the Beach, people play in the sand and watch the waves go by.
Maybe they will take a stroll on the boardwalk by the shore.
Or binging on taffy, a childhood dream....Read More
Crisp grasses reflect ghost-white;
Ethereal shafts of moonlight.
Tenebrous shifting shadows;
Declivity of dolerite rows.
A lonely spirit roams freely —
A fresh headstone in the lee.
When written in English, sijo may be written in six lines, with...Read More
Puddles left in silence
light, rain, sound,
As music of falling rain’s song can be heard, thunder claps.
Before the clouds break and the sun’s rays come shining through the gray,
the fog lifts with fresh scent of rain and puddles left in silence.
A Sight For His Sore Eyes
cute love, soulmate,
how pleasantly his face smiles seeing his soulmate after
many hours apart, even though the clouds that float above...
his day couldn't look grayer; too in love to...Read More
Subtle beak peeks, blowing through a reef’s ostentatiousness
Emerging from dark impervious depths, the need to breathe
Adept adaptation caught between the blues and greens of aqua
Turtle spins in shelly quagmire where the sea and land...Read More
Bridge in the sky
color, dream, sky,
The rain poured from the sky, leaving puddles to rising rivers
After hours of tapping on roof tops, the sun began to shine
As a colorful rainbow emerged, building a bridge to dreams
analogy, destiny, dream,
You run and hide standing behind the walls of deception
Open up the windows and blinds of shuttered eyes open closed mystery demons visit Visions in my daydream~
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr ©...Read More
Mother Natures Recycling Center
autumn, earth, flower, nature,
over and over they tumble, colorful specters playing
the dying leaves of autumn have one last chase, before passing.
they will sleep in painted canvas ground, recycling themselves by spring.
Point Of Order
addiction, mental illness,
Let's start this meeting with the serenity prayer please
and then we'll read the steps and traditions there of to convey this
no cross talking is allowed so wait until it's your turn...Read More
Specific Types of Sijo Poems
Read wonderful sijo poetry on the following sub-topics:
art, animals, christmas, death, family, flowers, food, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, nursery, parents, school, spring, sports, war, winter
Definition | What is Sijo in Poetry?