Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #46. Use FORTUNE as your inspiration this week.

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I do not apologize for basing my Sijo this week on News story: Jan. 24, 2023, at 2:14 p.m. LONDON (Reuters) -British voluntary aid workers Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw were killed during an attempted humanitarian evacuation in eastern Ukraine, Parry’s family said on Tuesday, weeks after they were reported missing in the war-torn country.

THE FORTUNE OF WAR.

Caught up in the theatre of war, two heroes gave their lives for others.
Winter showed no pity, the enemy gives no quarter.
Four seasons witness atrocities, the miss fortune of war.

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo.

Colleen Chesebro’#TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

This week, using the painting as your inspiration, please write either a syllabic poetry form or a freestyle poem, including a syllabic form

Boughton, George Henry; The Lady of the Snows; Walker Art Gallery; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-lady-of-the-snows-97671

Your challenge for this week:

Is to write Ekphrastic poem.

The beautiful painting above has inspired me to write a Sijo. 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.

Three Lines 14-16 syllables per lineA total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

Cold, cold, cold.

No weather so artic could out freeze her soul.
No snow blizzard could chill her more, her heart is like ice from winters depths.
Her countenance belies the hate she carries, heavy. The lady of the snows.

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THIS IS PART OF Colleen Tanka Tuesday wordcraft

Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #45. Use EMBRACE as your inspiration this week.

Pixabay.

From the second you arrive either clinical delivery suite
Or cosily at home or even a paddy field
That first embrace with mother or father, Gaia enfolds them all .

PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

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Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #44. Use OVERCOME as your inspiration this week.

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Overcome

I have been down and I have been out for the count, bruised and blooded.
Held down and shamed, out of work and out of sorts
But like the mushroom kept in the dark and fed shit I am determined and will overcome.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

Ronovan Writes PROMISE Wednesday Poetry Challenge #43. Use PROMISE as your inspiration this week.

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The New Year beckons. As young as she is, she holds the promise of new and exciting times.
Wrapped still in winter’s deathly cold, she meanders forth.
Yet underneath hope is preparing to bloom bright and new.

part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge

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Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #42. Use RECOVER as your inspiration this week.

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A broken body holds sway over the mind..making the being irritable and unkind.
The touch of a child, the light of the sun, the kindness of strangers
The scents of nature revives like seasons the road back to health can be long

© willowdot21.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #41. Use GIFT as your inspiration this week.

Gift.

Her voice full of hope and tidings full of such promise heralding the gift.
Given with love and without expectation from the heart of God.
To present us all with redemption joy.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #38. Use REVEAL as your inspiration this week.

©vicarmaureen/ © willowdot21.

Draw back the curtains let in the light greet the dawn banish the night
Open your heart be honest and true
Undo the blinkers from your eyes
Reveal the truth you know you can be at one with Gaia’s plan

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Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #37. Use THANKFUL as your inspiration this week.

Gaia has given up her fruits and we gladly harvest them.
Like that first harvest it can be a life saver as days grow colder.
Let us all come together as one to thank Mother Earth.

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PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #36. Use FREE as your inspiration this week.

© willowdot21

A kiss, hug or we cuddle, mean so much to me, especially as they’re free
No price for sunrise or sunset fresh from God’s palette
Mother Gaia gives all her gifts and fruits free, how do we repay?

PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO.

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