He said ~ a quadrille

He said 'Isn't it fantastic'
I've been thinking of you all week
And there you are looking so chic
'UhOh' I thought 'There's that nervous tic'
While his smile stays static
His wheres and whys stupidly weak
His lies deceive him as he speaks

Mindfills for dVerse quadrille – Static hosted by Mish

stars ~ a haiku series

stars zoom across sky
shooting for cosmic movie
~ other side of town

black night to my square
sign flashing on things to do
~ hold on to your breath

Saturday morning
dream-filled eyes not open yet
~ dewdrops for breakfast

Reena’s exploration challenge
Sadje’s wdys
Cee’s FOTD

Mindfills for Reena’s exploration challenge 227, Sadje’s wdys exhale , Eugi’s weekly prompt – dewdrops, Poetic Bloomings – the end of a hard week, Cee’s FOTD

Form Verses Creativity ~ Sijo

David & Sangeetha‘s new poetry project

David of The skeptic’s kaddish and I began a fun poetry partnership in April. We just celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga, The Hyakuin 🙂 And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and what has grown to be a warm friendship with a new poetry project

We’ve decided to explore poetry forms, one each from A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. David suggested we title it Form verses creativity 🙂 This week we are writing  –  a Sijo.  We’d love it if you want to respond with a Sijo of your own!

S for Sijo

Sangeetha’s Sijo

Universe reverberates, astral silence wakes from slumber
Light is lured in cosmic dance to string along all that matters
Between us, when silence crumbles, will our heavens bridge or break

David’s Sijo

struggles do not necessarily
lead to positive results
faith in God['s Grace] exists
and brings multitudes much comfort
thanking the universe,
alas, is less satisfying


A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a pause near the middle, similar to a caesura, though the break need not be metrical. The first half of the line contains six to nine syllables; the second half should contain no fewer than five. Originally intended as songs, sijo can treat romantic, metaphysical, or spiritual themes. Whatever the subject, the first line introduces an idea or story, the second supplies a “turn,” and the third provides closure. Modern sijo are sometimes printed in six lines.

The three lines average 14–16 syllables, for a total of 42–48: theme (3, 4,4,4); elaboration (3,4,4,4); counter-theme (3,5) and completion (4,3)

David and Sangeetha’s ‚Form verses creativity‘

  1. The Alouette
  2. The Balance
  3. The Candlelight
  4. The Dizain
  5. The Etheree
  6. The Florette
  7. The Ghazal
  8. The Hexaduad
  9. The Italian octave
  10. The Jue Ju
  11. The Kimo
  12. The Limerick
  13. The Marianne
  14. The Nocturna
  15. The Ottava Rima
  16. The Pathya Vat
  17. The Quintilla
  18. The Retrac
  19. The Sijo

Sakura ~ a haibun

Drawing reserves from deep within, a dream is born. I can’t see a thing right now but memories from past lives sketch a few strokes in my imagination. Somehow, I know. Through the year I hope ; through restless nights I long; through numbness I toil. All so that I see you in Spring.

I long for you. Peals of your pink laughter stay with me. I hear it in every song the winds bring. I breathe in the sky for colours of your fragrance. I sense your tender touch in the first snowflake that melts into me. And then I long for you again.

sakura rushes out

in a huff of pink flurry

~ Summer heartbroken

dVerse Haibun Monday hosted by Frank Tassone – cherry blossoms, Eugi’s weekly prompt – splashy