Write a Sijo.

Poetry Contest
A sijo (pronounced she-jo) is a Korean poem. Like a haiku it has a set number of syllables and ends with a concluding twist. It is composed of three lines of 14-16 syllables for a total of 44-46 syllables. Since Korean written words take less space than English ones, it is fine to break up the lines into six lines. The first line(s) introduces the situation or theme. The second line(s) develops the details and the final line(s) gives the conclusion and sometimes a humorous twist. A nature reference is not required. See the example below:

I Will Write a Poem Too

Up above the shimmering sea
Two or three seagulls are hovering.
Rolling, wheeling, they write a poem.
I do not know the alphabet they use.
On the broad expanse of sky
I will write a poem too.

Yi Unsang (1903-1982)

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 65.00 member dollars. There are 5 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

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    A sijo (pronounced she-jo) has a total of 44-46 syllables. It can have three lines of 14-16 syllables or it can be written as six lines. The first part introduces the theme or situation. The second part develops the details. The final part gives some kind of twist, humor or something unexpected.

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