how beautiful is this meadow, asleep in the arms of a breeze,
the moonlight singing a berceuse only my ears strain to hear;
ah, this insomniac wonders — could I sleep and miss these joys?
Seven days, seven posts, that’s what the Write Tribe Festival of Words is about. Oh, and the theme is “Seven” as well. I thought what do I do, and then I thought some more, and I was about to give up when a random idea discussed through a phone call kind of stuck, and the thought (and writing) block was broken. What I’m going to do, in these seven days, is write seven poems in seven forms of poetry that I love to write.
This particular form above is Korean poetry form called Sijo. A Sijo poem has three lines, each line averaging about 14 to 16 syllables. The first line sets the situation or the theme, the second line develops it. The first half of the third line gives a twist, and the second half completes the poem. A Sijo poem can explore pastoral or cosmological themes usually.