OLWG #208- Sijo- Focused

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Feel free to seize the prompts, twist them, form them, play with them as you will. All comers are welcome. The words below are just practice for me. I’ve been reading a bit about Sijo lately, a Korean verse form. I thought I should give it a try and I had a lot of fun writing it, and you know what I always say, “Practice makes perfect.”

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.

His footprint marks an empty road:

     a pilgrim moves along the verge

“Come, sit with us friend,

     share our food, our drink, our fire.”

He considers the horizon,

     and moves on – ever determined.

This week’s prompts are:

  1. gut shot
  2. who am I kidding
  3. chalk and cheese

You can start writing whenever you want, just write, get the words down – and have fun!

4 thoughts on “OLWG #208- Sijo- Focused

  1. Coincidence? Obviously, but it still is uncanny. I attended a Korean “100 Days” celebratory lunch for a baby yesterday. I like the verse! Makes me think of those who don’t know how to ask for help, or accept it when it is offered.


  2. Some are just born to keep moving. But brief stops with others I think can enlighten both ‘parties’. When I think of pilgrimages I think of that old show where the Monk named Cane (in the old west) kept moving… as he helped those he passed – often not getting much further in his own quest. But each step is progress… isn’t it?


    I wrote fiction. I did teach at one time but younger students. Don’t think I’d have the patients to do so in the current environment. Juggling the Juggler


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