Coping. Is coping a positive thing or a treading water thing? I only just now wondered that. I suppose it depends on what’s being coped.
You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.
- Three Lines
- 14-16 syllables per line
- A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.
How brave the stalwart oak tree is to cope with elements.
A visible life grounded in indomitable purpose
Distinguished from the mouse that hides, avoids, and cowers unnoticed.