SoCS – Clear

Clear the decks mateys! The world has a new citizen to greet, so batten down your hatches because there’s a huge wave of love coming from our direction. Miss Q born yesterday morning after a long hard labor is now off oxygen and ready to face the admiral—her grandpa! ☺️

All is well and the sea is calming, weather clear.


GROWING UP/Mature Sijo

You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.
  • The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme.
  • The second line elaborates on the first line.
  • The third line brings the poem matter to a close.


maturity is not determined by age, only life

graduation is the beginning, when new life starts

live every adventure to the fullest, causing no regrets