She becomes talkative, resisting sleep with lullabies
With a twitch, her breath deepens, undulating like a rolling sea
I tip-toe out the door, she awakens with a cat’s meow
(I’m unsure if there are format restrictions for Sijo, but I’m tempted to use line breaks)
She becomes talkative
With a twitch
her breath deepens
undulating like a rolling sea
I tip-toe out the door
with a cat’s meow
What is Sijo? This is the first I have heard of it, so I will reference the dVerse post describing it. Sijo is a traditional Korean form, with a strong musical component. Sijo is composed in three lines, each line having 14-16 syllables, for a total count of between 44-46 syllables.
I’m not sure if I captured the requirements properly but had fun exploring a new form.