World Poetry Day: A Waka From the Archives

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,

Absolutely no

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.


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