[439] Sun Through The Clouds

Endless blue when I think too much ⁣
Feverish fatigue of not knowing it all sets in⁣
So I borrow somebody’s evolved thought to say goodbye blue⁣

An endless string of pearls is the image of the universe⁣
In hopes of knowing it all, we greed for every thought⁣
forgetting that each pearl holds the reflection of all the infinite pearls ⁣

So I focus on one thought this time, explore it in my dream⁣
Glitched stream of consciousness, unbridled energy⁣
Seeing reflections of the beginning and the end. All. In. One. Flow.

NaPoWriMo Day 20: Write a sijo. The sijo (Korean 시조, pronounced SHEE-jo) is a traditional three-line Korean poetic form typically exploring cosmological, metaphysical, or pastoral themes. 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.

I jumped at the mention of metaphysical and wrote this Sijo. Probably spent the most amount of time I’ve spent on a poem since I wanted every word to be there for a reason. Hope you all like it!

Edit: This was featured on the Day 20 of NaPoWriMo, so just wanted to include the link here for archival purposes. NaPoWriMo Day 21

41 thoughts on “[439] Sun Through The Clouds

  1. Wow, this is just amazing. I am continuously blown away by your work!!! What phenomenal writing 👌🏻🖤🤗🙌🏻

  2. I love it, Rahul. My favorite line is “each pearl holds the reflection of all the infinite pearls”. It reminds me of the concept of fractals. ⁣Wonderful. I enjoyed this prompt, too.

    1. Yes and that’s how we should approach a lot of things in life, by observing things that are naturally present in nature 🙂 Thanks for reading it!

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  4. Really good Rahul, certainly made me think. A second thoughtful reading brought out more of the depth for me. Pondering on the vastness of the universe , yet it all being captured in the small detail – Love it. Well done.


  5. I’ve come to know you through your poetry, so when I say that this one is so Rahul-esque, I hope you take that as my best compliment. Gosh. One and the other (like those pearls, a more fitting word for what we are, does not exist!) — we are each other– a reflection of one another. Fools we are to be claiming that one of us is better than the other. Humanity. One Race! Thanks so very much for publishing this one. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Keep going. All the best. I wish you miracles Rahul. Sincerely, Selma.

    1. Oh my. Rahul-esque, I like that a style is coming across 🖤 yes we are one! Thank you for your lovely comment. I enjoy them more than I enjoy writing my poetry now it seems. You’re a lovely soul 💫

  6. Lovely to see other featured Napowrimo commenting here too, congratulations on the featured poem – love the vastness you conveyed here in such short form poetry.

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