Evening Draws Nigh…

Evening draws nigh now
Days of fun and frolic end
Sun would never set

The love seems far now
I think that’s what you wanted
Your actions voiced it

Heart seems to beat slow
It has to let go, it knows
It shall laugh with tears

Yet, in some deep sense
It is at fault for pains it
Can’t reciprocate

Love is there for you
Always dear; no goodbyes now
As evening draws nigh

The form involved here is a Haiku. The traditional Haiku is a form of poetry that originated in Japan, and would take on a nature theme and had a strict format of 5-7-5 mora or on. The Haiku in English, acc. to Wikipedia, is not that strict in syllabic format. It has a maximum of 17 syllables in no specific pattern (10-14 is considered acceptable as length.), a seasonal word and also a cutting mark to give a breath. Though most Haiku poets still prefer the nature based theme, it sometimes takes on a mixture of Senryu and Haiku forms, and can deal with any theme as well.

Written for Haiku Heights (#38, Nigh) and One Single Impression (#163, Reciprocate); and as part of the 30 poems in 30 days, NaPoWriMo challenge.

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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