One Brief Look ~ sijo

One Brief Look

Comfort and ease are found
       within the light of a full moon.

The stars that grace the night sky
       hold a brilliance without equal.

One brief look into your eyes,
       and all else is meaningless.

This is my response to Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge #55: Distraction.

Shared with Day Four at (off prompt)

Image source: Astronomy Picture of the Day
~ The Cat’s Eye Nebula in Optical and X-ray ~
NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; Chandra X-ray Obs.;
Processing & Copyright: Rudy Pohl

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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