The Poetry Stretch this week is the Korean “sijo”
The AHA site offers “More ancient than haiku, the Korean SIJO shares a common ancestry with haiku, tanka and similar Japanese genres. All evolved from more ancient Chinese patterns.
Sijo is traditionally composed in three lines of 14-16 syllables each, totaling between 44-46 syllables. A pause breaks each line approximately in the middle; it resembles a caesura but is not based on metrics.”
Here ‘s my attempt:
another rainy northwest day, rainy streets, drip-drop-plop
children dance a simple do-si-do between raindrops,
tapping on the window in rhythm with clicking computer keys
This is a wonderful word painting that reflect the recent Seattle days I’ve been experiencing …. thank you!