This video was created for OBSTRUCTURE, a creative endeavour that provides the artistic community with a series of obsticles where the results are gathered in a quarterly ‘zine.
The theme of this issue was “SIJO”
Sijo is a type of Korean poetry and it only needs three simple lines.
The sijo may be narrative or thematic, introducing a situation or problem in line 1, development or “turn” in line 2, and resolution in line 3. The first half of the final line employs a “twist”: a surprise of meaning, sound, tone or other device. The sijo is often more lyrical, subjective and personal than haiku, and the final line can take a profound, witty, humorous or proverbial turn. Like haiku, sijo has a strong basis in nature, but, unlike that genre, it frequently employs metaphors, symbols, puns, allusions and similar word play.
This is my SIJO.
Air warms and Heartbeats flutter, awake from sluggish sleep-chilled bones
Baby bird beaks break their eggs, in their mothered microcosm
Muffled roars of cyclic habit rage fertilizer wars