Tonight over at dVerse Samuel asks for a sijo. The fact that he stressed the importance of ‘musical quality’ does not bode well for me. My work typically has a distinct lack of a focus on meter or the lyrical. But I do like many of the short asian forms (and, or course, I need a post for NaPoWriMo) so it is worth an attempt. I did go with six lines instead of the traditional three; long lines still bother me more often than not.
The World Outside
Plastic plants in the living room,
green vases with dried flowers,
we pretend nature is inside,
while beyond the window color lives.
Remember youthful days of play,
breathe deep of all nature offers.