February 4, 2015

Dandelions: Sijo

Dandelion emotions watching ever shiny sun,
dream of catching that can’t be caught, but only seen and felt,
the ardour warmth from far soothes their embrace, deliquescing cold wave.



Dandelions whisper to themselves of radiating sunrays,
flickering, hovering, dancing as they spread over them,
blooms of dandelions gazing at the sun, to taste its essence.



Bright morning sunshine love dangling above, peeping coyly,
heaven rejoices, clouds sing, for they have their love of life,
dandelion seeds carrying their hearts, fly far to touch the sun.


Sijo : Korean poetry form, can have any number of stanzas Each having have three lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables. The first line  states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

A dandelion flower wanting to take a journey to touch the sun, (for Poetry jam).


21 comments:

  1. how joyously expressed :) loved this form of poetry!

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  2. dandelions are my fav flower....and i know some ill call them weeds.....but...i have blown many a dandelion wish in the breeze....

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  3. What a lovely form ~ words flow effortlessly from your mind.

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  4. Isn't touching the sun a dream we too can relate too? Thank you for the introduction to the form.

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  5. Each dandelion seed has its own remarkable journey....

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  6. What a creative use of the journey prompt! And I enjoyed learning about this form of poetry that is new to me. Lovely to think of those bright yellow flowers.

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  7. A most lovely journey!

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  8. Beautiful poetry and page too.

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  9. Haven't written in this form along time, will have to write some

    Your dandelion journey is whimsical, bright and full of Spring hope

    Much love...

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  10. heaven rejoices, clouds sing I like that so much

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  11. A beautiful form and what a lovely metaphysical metaphor, Vandana.

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  12. I still can't resist making a wish. Beautiful

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  13. How perfectly you weaved the dandelion into the three stanzas. You always come with lots of new offerings for which one can try out. Thanks for sharing Vandana!

    Hank

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  14. Beautiful imagery! The photo is lovely, too --- a nice presentation! Flying to catch the sun would be so memorable!

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  15. I have always loved dandelions.
    Lovely poem ...

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  16. Beautiful through and through!

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  17. dandelion seeds journeying to touch the sun. Lovely.

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  18. Essence of sun's power and your dandelion journey is awesome...

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  19. Interesting poetic form and a lovely poem. I enjoyed reading this!

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  20. Lovely. I put a link to this poem on a Facebook page dedicated to sijo poems. It is at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sijo-Poetry/392044370990201

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