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SIJO TRANSLATIONS FROM THE MASTERS

POETRY FROM MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA STATE POETS ASSOCIATION

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" In the works of the better poets you get the sensation that they're not talking to people any more, or to some seraphical creature. What they're doing is simply talking back to the language itself as beauty, sensuality, wisdom, irony those aspects of language of which the poet is a clear mirror. "

~~~ Joseph Brodsky. 1988. Writers at Work. ~~~



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Asian-Inspired Patterns


CLIMBING RHYME
A classic Burmese form with an interesting internal rhyme pattern.
JAPANESE PATTERNS
Includes haiku, senryu, tanka, tan renga, renga and others. Newly reorganized.
RENGA
Explore the fascinating world of renga, with explanation and examples.
SAYINGS OF THE WISE SHANG-TI
The guru-ku of a would-be wiseman. You might call them proverbs. Some call them haiku. Others call them nonsense.
SIJO
Korea's favorite lyric poetry, a relative of similar Chinese and Japanese forms. Discover a new world of poetry.
SIJO MASTERS IN TRANSLATION
Sijo by Korean masters of the classical period adapted into English.


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Other Patterns


THE GROSSBLANK
A 12-line poem in blank verse, but with 12 syllables per line instead of 10, an invention of yours truly. Twelve times twelve equals 144, which equals one gross! (Sorry about that!)
POETRY FORMS
New pages! Definitions of poetry forms and patterns, with examples.



Other Useful Stuff


LINKS TO POETRY FORMS AND TERMINOLOGY
An ever-growing list of links to poetry forms and glossaries of terms.
POWER INDEX
A simple method for measuring and evaluating the power of your writing.
QUOTATIONS FOR POETS
An almost-daily email with 4 or 5 notable quotations hopefully of interest to poets and other writers.
THE CAVES OF SHANG-TI
A weblog with poetry, comments and who knows what else?
THE FLORIDA STATE POETS ASSOCIATION
The state-wide organization for Florida's poets. A member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies,
this group includes the state's local chapters as well as individual members from Florida and elsewhere.
TOOLKIT FOR POETS AND OTHER WRITERS
Extensive links to sites useful to all readers and writers.
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