Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #3. Use GUARD as your inspiration this week.

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The child was born in winter, while all was encased in snow
Warm in heart and spirit , guarded by those who’d watched her grow.
Blossomed in the spring, flowered in the sun, gave of fruits in Autumn.


37 words
44 syllables.

part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

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.

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