I’m inviting my fellow cinquain enthusiasts and the others who may be similarly inclined to join this serendipity of sorts (given that blueangel agrees). The cinquain train is happily rolling along, let’s venture onto another ride.
Originally Korean, Sijo is a basic verse of 44 to 46 syllables in 3 lines (of 14;14;16) or 6 lines (of 7; 7; 8) which has a beginning, a development and a twist in the end. Since I am not an expert on the form, we can be lax with the rules for as long as we maintain/don’t exceed the count and/or come up with consensual modifications along the way. I chose the 6-line format because it is less constraining. For more details, please look up http://www.geocities.com/vgendrano/sijo.html.
“Kung ‘di kita mabago
‘di ako bagay sa ‘yo.”
Hindi siya harot, katipo
sana ng sariling kulo
lamang ugali niya
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