Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

One Moment

A thousand imperceptible micro-movements
exist in me.

I reach, shift, twist, turn;
seeking a tenuous glimpse in your light.

And ‘though I wish to stay,
fortune favours ephemeral moments.

By Sarah ©2023

Author’s Note: Written for Ronovan Writes, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry” with the challenge theme of “fortune.”

Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

Empyrean Dreaming

A muted lens delicately cloaks
this morrow’s wintertime sky.

Cold, pale hands of despair perilously cradle;
holding the air.

Amorphous waves of alabaster;
an empyrean dreaming.

By Sarah ©2023

Author’s Note: Written for Ronovan Writes, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry” with the challenge theme of “embrace,” and also Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge, January pick a topic (fog/mist).

Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

The Wait

With shrouded skies, dawn creeps past
quietly biding its time

Fingers peel back its nebulous veil,
inevitable this

A quiet interlude
with indefatigable sunshine

By Sarah ©2023

Author’s Note: Written for Ronovan Writes, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry” with the challenge theme of “overcome.”

Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

Promises

Photo Sarah Whiley

The stage is set with
the mood lighting anticipation

Scripts have not yet been written
for there are no lines to learn

Whomever the actors
it promises to be a good evening

By Sarah ©2023

Author’s note: Written for Ronovan Writes, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry” with the challenge theme of “promise.”

Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

New Endings?

New beginnings can only come
from another beginning’s end.

The year is wrapping up,
and it’s time to celebrate with friends

– just don’t let the recovery
be a reason to make amends!

By Sarah ©2022
Photo by Chunfeng FENG on Unsplash

Author’s note: Ronovan Writes has implemented a new challenge, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry.” Sijo is a Korean poetry form which has three lines with 14-16 syllables in each (a total of 44-46 syllables for the poem). The first line of the Sijo usually sets the scene. The second line elaborates on the first line. The third line brings the poem matter to a close. This is my third attempt at Sijo, with the challenge theme of “recover.” My natural interpretation for this word, given the time of year, was having a tipple on NYE and the imminent “day after.”

Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

(Re)Gift

He offers up his precious token; unaware it lacks appeal.
A prized belonging, the subject of countless games of fetch.
Truly the gift that just keeps giving….and giving….and giving!

By Sarah ©2022

Author’s note: Ronovan Writes has implemented a new challenge, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry.” Sijo is a Korean poetry form which has three lines with 14-16 syllables in each (a total of 44-46 syllables for the poem). The first line of the Sijo usually sets the scene. The second line elaborates on the first line. The third line brings the poem matter to a close. This is my second attempt at Sijo, with the challenge theme of “gift.”

Poetry by Sarah, Sijo

Tripped

The journey was long, though really, measured only minutes.
I wished I could borrow yet more seconds to whisper again,
How cherished that time had been; over before it began.

By Sarah ©2022

Author’s note: Ronovan Writes has implemented a new challenge, “Sijo Wednesday Poetry.” Sijo is a Korean poetry form which has three lines with 14-16 syllables in each (a total of 44-46 syllables for the poem). The first line of the Sijo usually sets the scene. The second line elaborates on the first line. The third line brings the poem matter to a close. This is my first attempt at Sijo, with the theme of “trip.”

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Floating Citadel

Image credit Pobble365

Things that are serene.
Things that paint a playful scene.
Things not what they seem.

By Sarah ©2019

#NaPoWriMo – Day 9, 2019; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #248 – Serene and Scene

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On The Prowl

Image credit Pobble 365

Look sharp and pay mind.
Is the beast within without?
Start prowling in kind.

By Sarah ©2019

#NaPoWriMo – Day Two; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #247 – kind and mind

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Honey, Sage and Apple

With grapes from the vine
Add honey, sage and apple
You’ll have one fine wine

By Sarah ©2019

Author’s note: This Haiku was inspired by a wine recipe for white wine with honey and sage, that appears in one of the oldest medieval cookbooks, Tractatus de modo preparandi. You can find and try the recipe here, courtesy of Quarto Cooks

Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #236 – Sage and Vine

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Gone

Holding broken dreams,
I weep for you as tears fall
through my bloodstained hands.

It’s hard to let go
of someone you never met,
but love so fiercely.

Too fragile for life –
a tiny heartbeat in time.
And then you were gone…

By Sarah ©2018

Author’s Note: A triple haiku, as this week marks the six year anniversary of my last miscarriage and the end of all hope I ever had of being a mother. A fitting choice of words for me, from Ronovan this week? 😔 Must be a “thing” as last year, this very same week, I wrote Bloodline using Ronovan’s words, “miracle” and “save”. Oh what bitter irony…

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #202 – Fragile and Heartbeat