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Sijo: Poetry of Pleasure

Updated on November 17, 2011

Poetry of Pleasure


Sijo: Poetry Pleasure

Why do I write? I don’t know what I am doing.

So I write a Korean musical lyric Sijo poetry.

These foreign poems I write, bring readers great pleasure.


Of recent I have been studying a great deal of Asian poetry. I have managed the Haiku, Tanka, Ruba’I and now I am on the Sijo. As previously reported I have had difficulty moving between Asian poetry and French poetry. Now that I am more familiar with Asian poetry, I having a difficult time going back to European poetry. But I am certain I will make the transition back. If I had it to do over again, I would have study all European forms of poetry as a unit and then study Asian poetry separately. But I am glad I have studied poetry. I recognize I needed to do this in my life to appreciate poetry and to give myself culture.

I am also teaching my son these units as I learn them and while he is ambitious he does not see a need for the future president of the united states, him, to have to learn poetry. As ambitious as he is poetry may not be his preferred subject. But I appreciate that there are mathematics in poetry which I never knew before.

We have a lot of Koreans who live in Florida now. And they are so far from home so I dedicate this poem to them. I welcome them to our culture by learning something about their culture.

Definition of Sijo

Again I will tell you I am not qualified to fully explain this so I will provide a link so if you are interested in learning this type of poetry you will be able to study it for yourself.

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    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Very Lovely Apostle Jack.

      Thank You.


    • Apostle Jack profile image

      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      How sleep is the night,and how awakening is the dawn..and how great is the words and the thoughts that fill the paper with the ink that made it known.