Day 20 NaPoWriMo 2021

Day 20 Napowrimo: Write a Korean Sijo and 
PA’s AprilPAD: Write a Love or Anti-love poem

from the British Library Archives

The Last Thaw (a Korean Sijo poem)

That was the last frost of winter – the garden is singing.
Two birds are pulling a worm from the lawn – same worm, yet they pull.
I’m warm in your arms – hardly recall how this joy came to be.

Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea. Sijo have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

for Day 20 Napowrimo: Write a Korean Sijo and PA’s AprilPAD: Write a Love or Anti-love poem, and shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter. Image is from the British Library Manuscript Archive  © Misky 2021

6 responses to “Day 20 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. One MIGHT say half a worm is better than none but, ummmm…one would be a birdbrain to believe it.

    Great stuff, Misky

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Ron.

      Like

  2. I love the image of two birds pulling the same worm! Were they robins by any chance?

    Like

    1. Yes, there were. Very territorial!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ooh… another form (new to me) in the Korean Sijo to try. Thanks!

    Spring has sprung that is true! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sijo is good fun. You’ll enjoy it, Jules

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: