Direction

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When I was young, I thought having a life dream is enough

Visionless, I’ve lost my way, thought I found it back, then lost again

Now I learn to trust my heart when deciding which path to take


The poem above is written following a sijo format. Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry from Korea. Sijo poems have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

#NaPoWriMo2021 – LAST DAY!

This time I followed the prompt from napowrimo.net to write my closing poem for this memorable month. The prompt says to write a poem in the form of a direction to get to a particular place. It could be a real, an imaginary or unreal place.

It’s been fun, NaPoWriMo. My first time trying to write every day for a month. Not an easy one, but I’m happy to say that it’s a success!

Thursday Impression #106 – Mistakes

13 Comments Add yours

  1. It is a beautiful poem Erlyn.

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you, Jim.

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  2. ivor20 says:

    “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
    You must travel it by yourself.
    It is not far. It is within reach.
    Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
    Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
    ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Beautiful quote, Ivor. Thank you for that quote.

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      1. ivor20 says:

        My pleasure

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  3. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully done, Erlyn!

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you, Eugenia.

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome!

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  4. words to live by

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Indeed. Thank you, Ruth.

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  5. judeitakali says:

    Deep thought. I feel like if the heart can choose the destination, and the brain can act as guide, then we have a great recipe for happiness.

    Like

  6. KL Caley says:

    Beautifully written. KL ❤

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you again, KL. I appreciate your comments.

      Like

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