NaPoWriMo Day 20:

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.


Life- A Battle

Our own battles we fight each day, some new struggles to live
Still we smile and move on, standing tall with friends, no care for win
Life has become the new war game, a game we all have to win

©Vandana Bhasin

20.04.2021