This weeks Poetry Stretch is the sijo form from Korea.
“Older than haiku with a twist or joke at the end. Either three lines with fourteen to sixteen syllables in each or six line with seven to eight syllables.
First line should contain a single image or idea. Second line develops its and the last line contains the twist.”
A perfect way for me to capture an experience while in Denver last week:
snowflakes dance above the city obscuring skyscraper’s lights
steam rises like fog from hotel’s secret tropical gem- rooftop pool
woman dives in remembering Costa Rica, snowflakes dance
It is a form that is more challenging than it looks.
Poetry Friday can be found at The Holly and the Ivy.