INFORM POET – SIJO

Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea. Sijo have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem. Sijo are not usually titled. Try your hand at a few.

WALT’S SIJO ATTEMPT:

 

in the bite of winter’s breath, i feel its chill upon my neck

spring and summer loom distant to rectify this condition

but i have much doubt for winter never truly departs