Sijo Wednesday – Escape

  • 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.


An escape in the eighties, three excited children in tow
Everyday worries fell under Hawaii’s spell and pleasures
True escape from schedules, school, to mesmerize in sand and sea