I haven’t written a sijo in a bit so I thought I would write some for today’s post. In case you don’t know or need a refresher course on what a Sijo is it is a traditional Korean form of poetry.
It has a syllabic structure with each line containing 14 – 16 syllables. Each line of the poem has a specific purpose. Line one introduces the topic. Line two develops it further. Line three contains some kind of twist – humor or irony, an unexpected image, a pun, or a play on words.
Here are a few of mine:
Weather Yesterday the sun was shining brightly in the clear blue sky. Birds chirped merrily and flowers poked their heads out of the ground. Today swirling snow makes seeing across the street difficult. Brown It takes it time as if it has all the time in the world. The opaque brown liquid slowly fills the glass container. Meanwhile, I anxiously await my first cup of hot coffee. Emergency Sirens blaring and lights flashing quickly draw my attention. What emergency is happening in our neighborhood. I guess I had better emerge 'n see what's going on.