Wordless Wednesday. Ruby.

© willowdot21

One-Liner Wednesday – When there’s no wind. You can still hear them coming.

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

Sorry Linda and everyone i just could not stop at one line ! … It’s sort of poignant for this point of time.

Take the children and yourself
And hide out in the cellar
By now the fighting will be close at hand
Don’t believe the church and state
And everything they tell you
Believe in me, I’m with the high command
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
There’s a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it only in emergency
Better you should pray to God
The Father and the Spirit
Will guide you and protect from up here
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me running (can you hear me calling you?)
(Can you hear me) hear me calling you?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running babe?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running?
Calling you, calling you

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Rutherford Michael / Robertson Ba

Silent Running lyrics © Michael Rutherford Publishing Ltd., R And Ba Music Ltd.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #2. Use SEASON as your inspiration this week.

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This is the second week of the new form of poetry Ron has set for us to try. Yes, the Décima Challenge has come to an end after 100 weeks.

Now we have 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.

You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

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.

  • The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme.
  • The second line elaborates on the first line.
  • The third line brings the poem matter to a close.

The setting can be nature, a favorite season, or some event of your day. Something, as I mentioned above that can be contemplative in nature.

Within each of the three lines there is usually a pause. Reading your Sijo out loud will help with using the correct form. I have my pauses punctuated by commas and full stops.

© willowdot21

Three days into Spring. Clear blue skies not a cloud to be seen.
I stand in the garden, feeling the sun’s warmth on my face.
All around me new life bursts forth. Green grass sprouts and colourful flowers.

38 words
45 syllables
204 characters.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO

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