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Sijo: Take A Chance
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Thursday, April 06, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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First attempt at Korean Sijo, a form older than Haiku.

Three lines, 14-16 syllables each line, break (approximately) in the middle, total of 44-46 total syllables in the Sijo.

A mouse tries to fool the cat, by running around its paws.
Escape is nigh impossible, so why not take a chance?
It won't know what will happen, unless it is a risk taker.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/9/2006
Like this very much, thanks for sharing!
Love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/6/2006
Splendid Karla, I hope to try this one myself
lover and peace, Carole
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/6/2006
Excellent Karla, Jerry is a good teacher, but you are an A student!

Reviewed by Aberjhani 4/6/2006
Enjoyed the sudden rhythmic snap and straight-up bold logic of these inspiring lines. The cat and mouse graphic is cool too:-)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/6/2006
This something new to me, Karla. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/6/2006
Excellent, Karla!! So much said in so few words!!

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 4/6/2006
Nice ku, Karla! Glad you took a chance. The graphic is awesome!

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/6/2006
Well done, Karla. And thank you for the introduction to an appealing verse form. I like the subject matter, seeming to fit the style somehow. And, I dunno... makes me giddy just watching the visual, so reckon the mouse has only to keep runnin and the cat will keel over in a dead faint!! :)) Love it, TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 4/6/2006
Wow, you did a fantastic job on this. Excellent.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/6/2006
Wish I had your abilities . the write...ed
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/6/2006
Well very good work on first attempt I must say

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/6/2006
Great picture with descriptive prose Karla.

Love and peace,
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/6/2006
This intriguing sijo may very well take off...:)
Keep dancing around that cat, and confuse him...lols
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/6/2006
:) it!!

Sometime we got to take our chances huh??

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/6/2006
Gotta say you got what it takes to try different forms, and in this case, your first foray into the world of Sijo is, as you like to say, spot on
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/6/2006

"I am so dizzy, my head is spinnin'~" LOL

Interesting form of poetry, and I LOVE the animated graphic; too funny! LOL Much wisdom in succinct verse! Very well done; you've upped the bar on your talent yet again! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D

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