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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Mag 126

THE MAG

Artwork by Jack Vettriano

Image by Tess Kincaid
for
Magpie Tales




Ebbing Away


The woeful song of her spirit
weighed heavy in her broken heart.
A fierce, fiery emotion
was erupting within her.


Foreseeing his arrival,
ignites a kind of ecstasy.





A Sijo poem
My first attempt.


I've been reading Sijo (poems) lately.  They are a poem that originated in Korea. A sijo has a fixed number of stressed syllables, usually divided into three or six lines.  But the interesting thing about sijo poems, is that they always have a surprise, or unexpected twist or joke, at the end of the poem.


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24 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely... I especially like the first two lines.

sage said...

Nice, I like poems with a twist!

Filip and Kristel said...

Good combination of the picture with the emotions.

Greetings,
Filip

MMm.. said...

lovely poem and lovely painting too. Love that style. Very interesting read about this type of poetry. never heard of it before. Great job.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i like the excitement that builds with his impending arrival...i like the dance in your words...

Berowne said...

Very interesting poetic form; I learned something...

Little Nell said...

I learned something too. I haven’t got over the vilanelle yet and now I’ve got another form to add! It’s a lovely poem and the fire references (fierce, fiery, eruptions and ignite) makes me think this is a ‘volcanic' relationship

Paige + Shauna said...

spiritual.

Tess Kincaid said...

Interesting dichotomy here...

Karen S. said...

Tess, thanks :)

Karen S. said...

Brian- thanks, they say the sijo poems were made for singing! So that works for me!

Karen S. said...

Little Nell you are so spot on! I also had to share on my Facebook that lovely British rock band...I had their music playing in the back ground as long as I could!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Karen: "Edding Away" has an exciting twist at the end like a good Sijo. The "Ebbing Away" is very creative form of poetry. Thank-you~!

Karen S. said...

Chiccoreal- Thanks so much! This was my first attempt at writing a Sijo. I really enjoy reading them!

Irish Gumbo said...

And so I learned a new thing today: sijo. The last two lines really seal it!

Vaishali Jain said...

Thanks to your post, Karen, I came to know something new today. Sijo poems sound interesting. I would want to try the new form, too.

Nice write! :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Will there be more to that poem? It is truly great as is, but it begs for more.

Cat or Dog said...

pretty cool. i liked the poem on its own merit. then read about sijo. very interested and if my head ache goes away and somehow my memory of having a notion to want to learn the rules of writing sijo stays intact, i will give it a whirl.

enjoyed my stroll down from the top and all that orange to find your sijo surprise.

wish i had that glass of orange juice. wouldn't care for it nearly as much were it green

cheers

Marie Nicole said...

Although I do not know what a sijo poem is, if this is your first attempt at one I'd dare say it was a success. At least, I enjoyed reading this with a happy ending.

SilverGardenia said...

This is a great poem. I like the happy ending.

Kutamun said...

Sad n a way , this stckholm syndrome where we welcme our oppressor, so many people fighting to defend a system that would see them enslaved , indeed being excited by the prospect !, thanks

Carrie Burtt said...

Great form....great writing! :-)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i never heard of Sijo.
perfect for you...as much of your writing...stories & poems...have that unexpected twist at the end!!

great poem!!

Bee's Blog said...

You're very clever - love the use of words and the Sijo which is new to me.