By dictate, or: Diction

A Sijo thin broth; thick walls; thickheaded guards; thick metal bars; thin silence; prison alarm sounds; there's been a line break; beat shifts to raucous cheers; soup spills; words flow; bowls rattle; resounding battle for right Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of… Continue reading By dictate, or: Diction

Masha Moskaleva, or: Her father

A 'Septolet' Twelve-year-old Russian Masha draws a pro-Ukrainian picture. She's taken away. Her father faces prison. Source: BBC Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.