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.
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.
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.
Welcome to The ThreeThingsChallenge. For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day Di at pensitivity101 lists three things that may, or may not, be related. The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly. You can use the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish. Pingback here.
Your three things today are:
SENTIMENT CEMENT SEASON
As soon as Tim left the tent, Mark looked across at Corina and said “Does this ring any bells with you?” Taking in a sharp breath she nodded. Mark pushed his glasses back onto his nose with the heel of his hand and carried on. ” Do you remember those three murders back in 1998 I was in med school and you toying with the idea of police or customs? ” Nodding her head Corina agreed, ” I do , that case “The Three Maids” the tabloids called it, they had open season with it. But if I recall only the fingers and toes and teeth were missing then” Mark looked back to the body and then said, I am going to pull out any records there might be on that case when I get back to ‘the office’ Corina winced she hated the way Mark always referred to the mortuary as ‘The Office’. “Good idea, I’ll do the same back at the station it was August, no hang on, September as the bodies were each overed in leaves” Corina looked to Mark who was nodding in agreement. ” We’ll discuss it tonight over a bottle of red, I bring a take away in as I will be last home as usual” Corina smile, Indian/ Chinese? “ Just then then a young policeman stuck his head into the tent, “we’ve found some tire tracks Marm by the look of them they driven through cement. “ Corina smiled as Mark muttered “That will give you something concrete to work on” Turning to go she laughed “my sentiment too” As she left the tent she came face to face with Tim carrying the coffee. She took the the one marked B.N.S. Tim stuck his head in the tent and said , here’s your’s Mark.” Putting the cup on an evidence bag outside the tent he followed Corina to the car. Mark’s voice called after him, Indian, tell her Indian ” Tim went to answer him but Corina shouted over her shoulder, “Okay” As she reached the car he turned to Tim and said”this coffee’s cold! “
Ooh, something’s coming over me Ooh, I think it’s got a hold on me, it’s got me, it’s got me Ooh, just the man I hoped you’d be Ooh, just the man to set me free, you got me, you got me You got me, you got me Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And I’m hung on you Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And we’ve got something new, me and you, oh baby Ooh, guess I’m falling much too fast Ooh, I hope this love is gonna last, I’ve fallen Ooh, the feeling’s getting really strong Ooh, gives me strength to carry on, I’ve fallen, I’ve fallen Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And I’m hung up on you Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And we’ve got something new It’s a spring affair It’s a spring affair Oooh, ooh, ooh Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And I’m hung up on you Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And we’ve got something new Uuuh uhh aah,.. oh yeah… Ooh, you’re the sunshine in my life Ooh, how you come on shining bright, you got me Ooh, feeling’s gonna grow and grow Ooh, let your loving river flow, you got me, you got all of me Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And I’m hung up on you Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And we’ve got something new Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair And we’ve got something new It’s a spring affair It’s a spring affair Spring affair Give strength to carry on Spring affair…
This week the very busy mum and Author Linda of A Life in Progress said: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “season.” Use the word “season,” add a suffix to it, or write about one. Bonus points if the first and last word of your post is a season or a seasoning. Extra bonus points if you have pictures. Enjoy!
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