My 1st sijo
Carry me to safety in your arms \\ to somewhere far away Where is your reassuring smile \\ which always soothes me so? What if COVID gets in through my eyes \\ when I cry in fear?
- My intent was to write a sijo poem related to the global pandemic;
- The poem was directly inspired by the featured image, which I found before I began writing.
27 thoughts on “Through my eyes, or: In your arms”
Thank you, David. ❤
❤ Cheryl ❤
David, poignant and beautiful poem! ❤ I have great sympathy for the children who have endured this pandemic. Some have been robbed of more than a year of their normal childhood experiences, growing up in a threatening world. In some cases, the losses have been offset by having loving parents at home to mentor them. Lovely photo!
All the best! 🙂
❤ Thanks, Cheryl ❤
(I'm glad you've come out on the other side of your rough patch!)
Too much of the world isn’t even close to a recovery phase. And it makes me angry that people who have the choice still refuse to get vaccinated. It’s a small price to pay to help the community. Not only your own, but in these global times, those of the entire planet. What price this “freedom”?
Agreed, and I’ve written about that. Although I do make exceptions. I know somebody via WordPress who suffers from PTSD from years of physical abuse for whom sovereignty over her body is essential for her psychological well-being, and she doesn’t want to be pressured into getting a shot.
In such a case as hers, I have difficulty feeling that she’s in the wrong.
I would agree with that. But too many here see it as a badge of their opposition to the democratic party, or government in general. I wonder how they would actually cope with anarchy. Not well I would expect.
Seems you have a real affinity for the syllabic Japanese forms! I love your sijo and it has a very real emotional component… well done!
Thanks, Muri. I’m trying a lot of those because they fit on Twitter. BTW, Sijo may be Korean, but I could be mistaken.
Beautifully captured – both fear and trust. Love and dependence. Poignant.
💜 Worms 💜
Wow, just wow 👏👏👏👏👏The emotions are so palpable here. Well done David
🥰 ❤ Preeths ❤ 🥰
I find it difficult to write a sijo. You did good with this. Clever David. ♥️
I’ve never tried before…. thanks, Yassy ❤
Your father was a great man, David ❤️
He was also one of the most humble people I’ve known.
💝 Thanks, Diana 💝
❤ Thank you very much, Erlyn ❤
May I ask, David, who’s the man with the long lens in your header image.
Misky, that’s my father (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Bogomolny) on a trip to Costa Rica the year before his death. I created this blog in his memory.
What an extraordinary man. Thank you for the link.
💗 Thank you for your interest, Misky 💗
wonderful to read – about your dad and your background, David; thanks for sharing.
My pleasure, Barbara – I also mention it in my bio, which is linked above my blog if you click on ‘ben Alexander’.