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.

There are:

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.

© willowdot21

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.

*******

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

37 words
206 characters
46 syllables.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Mar 16, 2022 @ 21:12:37

    Great start to the new form, Sis!

    Reply

  2. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Mar 16, 2022 @ 21:50:38

    This is lovely, Willow. Jules like the sijo too! She introyme to the form last year. ❤️

    Reply

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 16, 2022 @ 22:59:07

    Oh, I enjoy this very much, Willow! Made me smile, thinking of summer.

    Reply

  4. Lauren
    Mar 17, 2022 @ 04:35:50

    A lovely poem Willow. It looks a bit difficult to me. You did such a nice job.

    Reply

  5. TheHiddenEdge
    Mar 18, 2022 @ 16:41:39

    This is lovely. It reads like you enjoyed the challenge. 💙💛

    Reply

  6. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 23, 2022 @ 05:19:01

    I really like this poem, Willow. Well done.

    Reply

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