Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Day 17 - Q (A to Z Challenge) and Day 20 - Korean verse - Sijo (Napowrimo)

Day 17 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 17. All my art works of AtoZ challenge have been done in acrylic inks and coffee wash.
The intention is to reach out to young girls in specific and everyone in general who need to hear some positive and empowering affirmations each day. Just a humble alliterative effort. I wish we could all inspire each other everyday, place a helping hand, a shoulder to rest for a while, embrace to overcome the each other's pain, ease with laughter and a extend a bit of company to one another. In short, empower one another.


Day 20 Napowrimo

Curator of Lost Souls

The sun lights up the room—

Through the lace curtained bow window

The diffused light spreads and specks of dust...

.......rest of the poem has been removed to facilitate for future submission. Thank you for visiting.

Napowrimo 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.

I had heard of Sijo but had never tried it before and I do hope mine does justice to the form and content. It's always fun to try something new and am enjoying these daily prompts extremely. It provokes varied new ways of thinking. 

Do let me know your views on both my art+alliteration and my poem. You can click on the AtoZChallenge/ Napowrimo tags to look at my earlier posts.

PS : This post is posted as part of BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge.
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April NaPoWriMo2021

ps: do check out my works on Instagram.


Deborah Weber said...

How lovely to find my way here today. Your art is wonderful, and I love your A-to-Z theme. Your poetry is quite evocative. I'll certainly be back to catch up on past posts.

magiceye said...

Wonderful art and poem too!

Smitha said...

'Ceramic urns filled with lost souls' - that came as a surprise. Beautiful!

Ira Mishra said...

Wow... Ceramic urns filled with lost souls... Makes me want to weave a poem around this line :)