NaPoWriMo Day 20 – Undone, Apart, Melting

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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.

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