Autumnal Brook (Sijo)

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Down by the beck is where her fears lay,

bellowing aloud for his presence.

The qualms and tears have joined the runnel,

casted to drift astray.

The course continues to flow abound,

channeled through destiny’s bend.

 

©2013 Liza Morales

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One thought on “Autumnal Brook (Sijo)

  1. 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.

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