Together, we paint the sky, or: Uncover colors unknown

A Sijo

together, we paint the sky
from India to Israel;
we uncover colors unknown
in the rainbow's array;
these brilliant raindrops we dance through
sparkle with affection's hues


A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a pause near the middle, similar to a caesura, though the break need not be metrical. The first half of the line contains six to nine syllables; the second half should contain no fewer than five. Originally intended as songs, sijo can treat romantic, metaphysical, or spiritual themes. Whatever the subject, the first line introduces an idea or story, the second supplies a โ€œturn,โ€ and the third provides closure. Modern sijo are sometimes printed in six lines.

d’Verse poetics: Friends in blogosphere

At d’Verse, we were prompted to pick an opening line from a blogger friendโ€™s poem and use it in a poem on friendship. Please use the line as it is anywhere in your verse.

I selected the following line from my dear friend and partner Sangeetha:

Together, we paint the sky

-Sangeetha, Mindfills

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