Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #25. Use INSPIRATION as your inspiration this week.

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Inspiration

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Mostly it slips through your fingers like grains of sand.
Hold it up to the light and there will be nothing there, just shadows.
Then just like sunrise it will blind you, fill you with hope as it shows you the way.

42 words
47 syllables

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #24. Use ADVERSITY as your inspiration this week.

The painting below is by Franz Marc, killed at Verdun in 1916. It put me in mind of the Ukrain, a country standing tall in adversity.

ADVERSITY

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge

Bullies cower, smaller nations by oppression.
Raging in, all barrels blasting, no mercy, proving evil garners evil.
Yet the oppressed stood strong and for freedom. Strength in adversity.

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Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #23. Use ADVICE as your inspiration this week.

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I have listened dutifully to your advice.
I’ve been the waxing moon to your glowing sun, you’ve stolen my energy and fun .
Stop now is my advice step away I have had enough.

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #22. Use ACHIEVEMENT as your inspiration this week.

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All our lives we strive to succeed, but mother nature teaches us to grow.
Some feel to attain certificates proves their worth
I feel to be told “I love you Grandma’ is my greatest achievement.

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THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #21. Use GOALS as your inspiration this week.

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The Lionesses won the European Football Cup.
They believed in themselves even when many did not, they fought for their dreams and won.
The back of the net is their goal, to be equals to men their aim. Always to excell in the wonderful game.

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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #20. Use PRIDE as your inspiration this week.

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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.


It often comes before a fall, leaves you shamed, feeling small.
Or it can make you heart swell as you watch your children grow and excell.
Pride may try to trip you up it’s the entrance to the gates of hell.

41 words
47 syllables.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #19. Use DREAMS as your inspiration this week.

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I watched them turn to dust, broken now no more than rust.
Like a show repeated, stolen from me and how I feel cheated.
In waking times they haunt me still, I want to banish them I’ve had my fill.

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40 words
47 syllables.

part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #18. Use REGRET as your inspiration this week.

As part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo this week I have written two separate Sijo. The first about regret about our dieing planet.

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Regret

Why did we not say more, why did we not do more, to help.
We sorted the rubbish, measured the water, unplugged plugs.
Unfortunately time ran out, there’s no point to regret our planets demise.

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My second Sigo is about the sun and the moon.

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Fabulous painting by Sue Vincent.

The Race.

Standing on the edge of tomorrow bathed in nights silver
He felt regret, he was alone, she would be here soon all golden and fresh faced.
She approached he ran, unable to deny his nature.

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Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #17. Use WORK as your inspiration this week.

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We’re born to the treadmill, step by step we toil.
Some work till they die, others have lives of leisure. Gaia just moved on with the seasons.
We should work to live not live to work, that’s the nature of things .

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

Colleen has been on a well deserved holiday but now she is back with our first prompt of July. This week, we choose our own syllabic form and a color to feature in our syllabic poem. But, Colleen said “let’s add a little something else to make it special! This week, along with a color, add some weather to your poem. “

If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write it and where you found the instructions. Think about the different ways you can use color in a poem.

I have chosen the colour red and rain. I have written 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. 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.

Lost Choice

Dark shades block out colours, rain falls, mother earth weeps in shock.
Red dress and cloak, female beauty hidden. Choice ripped away.
Rain falls in torrents it cannot wash away the sins of the world.

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This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

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