Thursday, April 25, 2013
The last night of the full moon
the cold wind sweeps the night sky like a clock with callous hands-
undaunted, the last rose blooms flaunting skin, ripe and hungry-
i am not ready to say goodbye the moon, sated, edges to dawn's death
Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Sijo poem - 3 lines (14-14-18) - total must be between
And Real Toads - Hello/Good-bye
Structure of the sijo poem:
Lines 1 and 2 are written in four phrases of syllables counted as follows: 3 - 4 || 3 - 4 with a major pause at the end of the line (i.e. no enjambment) and a total of 14 syllables per line.
Line 3 is also written in four phrases of syllables counted: 3 - 6 || 4 - 3 to a total of 16 syllables.
Some leeway is allowed within this structure but the end result should be between 44 and 46 syllables.
Special thanks to Showers of Roses