Insomniac’s Meadow

how beautiful is this meadow, asleep in the arms of a breeze,
the moonlight singing a berceuse only my ears strain to hear;
ah, this insomniac wonders β€” could I sleep and miss these joys?


Seven days, seven posts, that’s what the Write Tribe Festival of Words is about. Oh, and the theme is “Seven” as well. I thought what do I do, and then I thought some more, and I was about to give up when a random idea discussed through a phone call kind of stuck, and the thought (and writing) block was broken. What I’m going to do, in these seven days, is write seven poems in seven forms of poetry that I love to write.
 
This particular form above is Korean poetry form called Sijo. A Sijo poem has three lines, each line averaging about 14 to 16 syllables. The first line sets the situation or the theme, the second line develops it. The first half of the third line gives a twist, and the second half completes the poem. A Sijo poem can explore pastoral or cosmological themes usually.
 
Also sharing it with d’Verse Open Link Night.


(03 Sep, 2013)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

58 thoughts on “Insomniac’s Meadow

  1. A new form as yet unheard. I love the picture it evokes. Who wants to sleep anyway even though the breeze sings a lullaby, when there is moonlight?!
    Beautiful.

  2. Insomnia seems to have some blessings. There are a lot of things to be seen that a sleeping person misses! Your poem makes that point very well.

  3. Again a new unheard form as Shail said.. lying on the meadow, in the breeze, staring at the starlit sky is something than can keep me happily awake for hours πŸ™‚

  4. loved the quiet, meditative tone..’meadow asleep in the arms of a breeze’ beautiful imagery…setting the mood. As one who often suffers from insomnia, really appreciate the closing line, the still beauty of the night is also to be enjoyed

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