Flour water salt and yeast, primordial ingredients
Measured, mixed and folded, scaffolding erected from culture
Civilization risen, building blocks for hearth and home.
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Burning oven fires, consuming a searing steam sublimates
Blister rattan ringed skin, forming flour into crust and crumb
Broken bread, saturates the air, binding we offer and share.
Submitted as part of “National/Global Poetry Writing Month” (#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo).
Today’s prompt: Day Twenty: “The prompt for the day is to write a sijo. This is a traditional Korean poetic form. Like the haiku, it has three lines, but the lines are much longer. Typically, they are 14-16 syllables, and optimally each line will consist of two parts – like two sentences, or a sentence of two clauses divided by a comma. In terms of overall structure, a sijo functions like an abbreviated sonnet, in that the first line sets up an inquiry or discussion, the second line continues the discussion, and the third line resolves it with a “twist” or surprise.”
30 Poems in 30 Days
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