Happy World Poetry Day! It’s been a while since I wrote some fresh poetry, so I thought I would share one from the archives.
A ‘Waka‘ is an early form of Japanese poetry; the term denotes a sub-genre of its own, as well as being used synonymously for other forms such as the ‘tanka‘. A five-lined poem, it follows the syllable structure of 5-7-5-7-7.
Originally written Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.
The air is frozen,
Like a baron wasteland with,
Sign of living or dead, since
The sun turned its back on us.
I don’t recall the theme, but around this time I was reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.