Healing Waters ~ sijo

Healing Waters

Fond memories are the filter
       that clouds the unforgiven.

Pleasant days upon and beside
       the water wash away the snow.

One day, I will return
       to the river and accept the cold.

The recent storm (The Blizzard of ’22) that swallowed Buffalo and Western New York is a reminder of how little I relished digging out after a winter storm when I lived there, yet I will return, someday.

Image source: New York Post

This is my response to Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Challenge #42: Recover.

Sijo (a Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka)
~ three lines of 14-16 syllables each
~ a total of 44-46 syllables
~ a pause near the middle of each line
~ first half of the line contains six to nine syllables
~ the second half should contain no fewer than five
Originally intended as songs, sijo can treat romantic, metaphysical, or spiritual themes. Whatever the subject, the first line introduces an idea or story, the second supplies a “turn,” and the third provides closure.
Modern Sijo are sometimes printed in six lines.
Read more here: Wikipedia


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