I have a sijo on Monday for you this time! This week’s sijo theme is ART. I was inspired by the painting “Young Girl Writing a Love Letter” by Pietro Antonio Rotari, a print of which I have framed in my room.
Look at her daydreaming lovesick look on her pretty face,
Blush-pink cheek resting upon her left hand, feather-quill in her right --
I will not ruin her reverie, with a cynical ending
It’s time for my usual Tuesday night sijo for Ronovan Writes’s current prompt: this week, it is please. Also for NaPoWriMo day 25.
The shape or color of the flower’s petals does not matter,
It is not a competition between the plants in the garden,
For each variety is pleasing to the One who made it.
NaPoWriMo day 18, a sijo for Ronovan Writes’s prompt.
I remember that young girl, playing gleefully on the swing-set,
Jumping off as if she could fly — happy, never asking why
The world is so unkind. If only she could get a reset.
There have been many prompts for NaPoWriMo, but none of them caught my fancy today. Even though it’s Thursday and not Tuesday, I have a new sijo to share.
Time moves impossibly, slowly yet quickly at the same time:
The space between our meetings drags, yet when we are together
It seems I blink, and your arms are no longer around me
For NaPoWriMo day 4, it’s another Tuesday-evening sijo! This week’s theme was “distraction.”
Whether it be voices from the t.v., or in your own brain,
Telling you to listen to fear, and not to what you could gain —
Don’t follow when distraction pulls, away from greatest goals
It’s Tuesday evening, and regular readers of my blog will know that that (usually) means a sijo! This week’s theme is “reliable.”
Even the most expensive car, has wheels which will quit turning.
Even the most faithful friend, in imperfection will let you down.
Only God the Ground of all being, is unchangeable.
A sijo and then a haiku, on similar themes, for Ronovan Writes’s challenges this week.
Seeking an answer in the fog of the future — what comes next?
Never being able to see more than a few feet ahead,
A daily adventure, to uncover all the possibilities
fog of the future
these thick clouds do not move on —
seeking an answer
For Ronovan Writes’s sijo prompt. Our theme is patience. Maybe next week’s theme will be “discouragement.” I’ve certainly been feeling a lot of that. Depression is a [expletive], dear readers.
Wanting a different life, unable to reach it right now,
Trying to take the right steps, yet tired of trying with no success,
I must believe that one day it will come — that this is not the end.
It’s time for my Tuesday-evening Sijo! This week’s theme is temptation. The first topic that I thought of is Jesus’s temptation in the desert, which was the Gospel reading on Sunday, but I wrote about something else:
When the darkness descends, when it invades, taking me captive,
I am tempted to think there is no light — yet I keep searching,
Until after excruciating pain, I find it right by me.
I thought you might have been the one, yet I was sorely mistaken.
Your expectations for me, were quite nigh impossible
A disappointment to you, I have stood up for myself.
My Tuesday sijo for the week’s Sijo challenge with the theme of “disappointment.” Despite the negative word, I tried to give a positive message. 🙂