Undone, Apart, Melting
You come undone, head clouded,
brow knitted with petty matters.
Apart, I also brood and fret;
small matters wreaking great distance.
Our eyes meet, laughter melting us
as we embrace what matters most.
Written for NaPoWriMo Day 20 Prompt:
“Our (optional) prompt for the day is to write a sijo. This is a traditional Korean poetic form. Like the haiku, it has three lines, but the lines are much longer. Typically, they are 14-16 syllables, and optimally each line will consist of two parts – like two sentences, or a sentence of two clauses divided by a comma. In terms of overall structure, a sijo functions like an abbreviated sonnet, in that the first line sets up an inquiry or discussion, the second line continues the discussion, and the third line resolves it with a “twist” or surprise. For more on the sijo, check out the primer here and a long list of examples in English, here.”NaPoWriMo Day 20 Prompt
I love learning new forms, and this one was fun.