Ronovanwrites Sijo – Season

  • The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme.
  • The second line elaborates on the first line.merited –
  • The third line brings the poem matter to a close.

The setting can be nature, a favorite season, or some event of your day. Something, as I mentioned above that can be contemplative in nature.

Within each of the three lines there is usually a pause. You can hear it in the example below. The bold sections are the parts after the pause, or at least as I read/hear them. Reading your Sijo out loud will help with using the correct form.

The following example is considered the oldest Sijo in existence,

The spring breeze melted snow on the hills then quickly disappeared.
I wish I could borrow it briefly to blow over my hair
And melt away the aging frost forming now about my ears.

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Autumn leaves so beautiful on trees, fall gently to the ground

Misty feelings as the breeze shifts them, quietly to their death

Nature’s way intentionally done, seasons will start anew.

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