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NaPoWriMo: Day 20 (The Walk)

NaPoWriMo

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a sijo, 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.

The Walk

She knows and expects my arrival, excitement not masked.
Yet somewhat unreasonably reluctant. Lags behind, distracted by scent. 
Turning a corner, she suddenly takes the lead. The way home.

Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 20


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

By Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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