Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #1. Use the word (BLUE) this week.
Our host Ron has suggested we try a new disapline this week, as the Décima Challenge has come to an end after 100 weeks. The Sijo, a Korean form believed to have first been used in the fourteenth century. It is similar in structure to various Japanese forms such as Haiku. As with many forms of poetry, the Sijo became a preferred poetry form of the yangban or ruling class as well as royalty. They were written in Chinese and were originally short songs set to music. The focus of the Sijo is usually nature and contemplation. We’ll try that to begin with.
Three Lines 14-16 syllables per line A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem. To know how many syllables in a particular word try HowManySyllables.com. Here is my first attempt summer.
Summer spreads her green and floral skirt, her bare feet covered in dew.
Tripping lightly through the meadows spreading her hues as she goes.
Each day, her hair wreathed in blue she brings beauty to all of us.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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15 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #1. Use the word (BLUE) this week.”
Great start to the new form, Sis!
Thank you Sis not perfect yet but getting there 💜💜
This is lovely, Willow. Jules like the sijo too! She introyme to the form last year. ❤️
Thank you Colleen, it is a lovely form isn’t it 💜💜💜
I like it. Your poem is perfect. ❤️
Thank you, my first attempt 💜💜
Oh, I enjoy this very much, Willow! Made me smile, thinking of summer.
Thank you Annette, it seems a long way off still 💜💜🌞
A lovely poem Willow. It looks a bit difficult to me. You did such a nice job.
Thank you Lauren, it’s not difficult so much as needs a little practice.💜
It is difficult to me. You did a good job.
This is lovely. It reads like you enjoyed the challenge. 💙💛
I really did , I like this new disapline, I hope to get better each week 💜💜
I really like this poem, Willow. Well done.
Thank you Robbie 💜