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27 April 2013

The Casting


The full moon was clear and bright when I went out to cast circle.
At first there was only stillness, then there came a rushing wind.
I cast my spells into the wind, which carried them clear to the moon.

(This is a Korean form called a sijo.)

Poetic Asides April Poem A Day Challenge 2013, 26: casting
Submitted for dVerse Form For All: From Out of Asia

21 comments:

  1. Korean sijo!
    It feels like a haiku.

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    1. Good! I kind of wanted it to — though I'm not sure they are supposed to.

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  2. i think on some level they are supposed to...i like the connection to nature in yours...the sending out on the wind...the moon was amazing last night as well...

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  3. Yes indeed very haiku like weaving you do. Writing a lot of haiku myself... I must say this poetry form is so "talkative" but I think you did a great job at it.

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  4. This is so full of imagery - definately magic

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  5. Beautiful sijo ~ I like the turn to the moon ~

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  6. On some level the sijo is like the haiku - that is, in terms of the naturalistic or philosophical themes, as in your poem. But you have more expanse to explore that theme, and you've used that expanse beautifully.

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  7. That was a strong wind. Or strong magic. Maybe both. The moon has been a powerful draw lately. Nice

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  8. nice..i love the wind carrying the spell to the moon..what a magical journey...

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  9. I cast my spells into the wind, which carried them clear to the moon.

    Yes, One wants to do wonders with whatever is at hand! Great Sijo Rosemary! It's similar to haiku and more versatile. One gets a choice now with sijo.

    Hank

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  10. Thanks, everybody, for the kind comments. I'm really taken with this form and plan to play around with it some more.

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    1. Once you start, it does get sort of addictive.
      I'm trying to envisage your casting motion. Is it good for warts, this standing by the light of the Moon and casting forth? :-)

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    2. Here in the Southern Hemisphere, counter-clockwise circle.

      Theoretically it could work for warts, but I think there are more specific remedies.

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    3. Oh, I was referring to casting circle. If you mean the spells - with mind and intention/visualisation.

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  11. Fantastic - in all senses of the word.

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  12. Magical mystical moon and I love that the wind carries the spell to the moon.

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  13. Ah, how special -- fantastic use of the form, content and style. I am sure the moon was most pleased.

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  14. ...it seemed as though you had a good moment there in the witching hour...i always have a moment like that to savour... beautiful...and so sacred... smiles...

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    1. Thank you, Kelvin, for your understanding!

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