Potholes, or: Plot holes

A sijo thoughts rattle over potholes; memories swiss cheesed with plot holes; possible pasts fragmented, scattered among packing peanuts; thicker; with; denser; every; greyer; passing; foggier; day W3 poetry prompt This sijo was written in response to A. J. Wilson's W3 prompt ~ to write a poem in twelve lines or less, which includes the word… Continue reading Potholes, or: Plot holes

Shadow, or: Sunlight

Poetry Partners #84 A poem by Iswar Kar of 'Journey called life' I was trapped in a trap It was my darkest part My body and soul were torn apart I cried in pain but in vain. Eyes flooded in tears Face reddened in fear Tummy cried in hunger Heart saddened in sorrows. I was… Continue reading Shadow, or: Sunlight

Misery, or: High school

A sijo one quarter of a century has passed since my escape freedom's inevitability served to make time's passage worse my monstrous misery grew exponentially... consuming me 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #9 Ronovan encourages poets to use the word 'high school' as their inspiration, as either a theme of their sijos or in… Continue reading Misery, or: High school

Hardly aware, or: Certainly unclear

A sijo each ever spirals through substantial, intangible changes hardly aware, certainly unclear as cycles snap and twist coil together, one into the next resisting gravity 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #8 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the words 'rebirth' or 'change' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised… Continue reading Hardly aware, or: Certainly unclear

Yucky, or: Spoiled

A rhyming sijo I once received harsh rejection Upon expressing affection, For I'd erred in my selection, And bought some "yucky" confections; I guess... 'pon reflection... That she'd expected perfection. 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #7 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'perfection' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related… Continue reading Yucky, or: Spoiled

Before, or: After

Poetry Partners #79 'Before And After', a poem by Larry Trasciatti of 'Eastelmhurst.a.go.go' Listening to decades old Records on a Rainy Saturday night all alone my windows are closed tight and the songs of the Weavers follow supper they are from an era I can not Recall the rain and fog have washed it all… Continue reading Before, or: After

The Sijo, or: Form verses creativity

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative… Continue reading The Sijo, or: Form verses creativity

Abstractions, or: Future records

A sijo forever's an abstraction, wherefore I wonder what words yield; full of faults, failures, and fatal flaws; frail coward; worthless weakling; at a whiff of war, I'd fold my works up for future records. 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #5 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'yield' today. Sijo?… Continue reading Abstractions, or: Future records