Sijo Poetry Contest
Last summer, the Boston Globe ran an excellent story about the rivival of a poetry form known as Sijo.I tried my hand at writing it. See Sijo Link. You may want to try your hand at writing Sijo as well. The contest closed July 3, but you still might like to read some of the samples. Sijo is a Korean styling simiar to haiku. The pattern is three lines consisting of four shorter phrases, each phrase with a designated number of syllables:
Lines 1 and 2: 3 / 4 / 3 or 4 / 4
Line 3: 3 / 5 / 4 / 3
Here is my sijo:
Word from on High
Late one night, God came calling,
whiskey talking from a bottle.
A new night, a new bottle.
"Hey, God," I said to the empty.
"Hey, yourself," the bottle replied.
"Did you not hear that I lied?"
Sunday at Buttonwoods
Every other Sunday, a regional author is invited for a reading and book signing at the Buttonwoods Museum in hisoric Haverhill, Massachusetts. Sunday at Buttonwoods is a 24-page collection of original poems and comments that Dan selected for the innaugural event. Only $14.45 ea. Paperback.
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Each chapbook includes author autograph and a print of the poem "A Hot Summer Night in Haverhill" that Dan wrote and presented to the City of Haverhill upon his selection as Artist of the Month, May, 2009.
"An nostalgic, poetic portriat of cutture, history and society in old and new New England as seen through the eyes of internationally acclaimed poet, Dan Speers, painter of words." --Yankee Clipper