The Day is Ending – #WTFOW#5 – Day 1

(For Day One of the Festival of Words #5 hosted by Write Tribe between July 10 and July 16, 2016, I am writing a Haiku. As many of you already know, a Haiku (俳句 high-koo) is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. They are mainly inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience and emphasize simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.

Originally developed by Japanese poets, the form has now been adopted (and adapted) by virtually every modern language, including English. My Haiku is focussed on a brief moment – the hour of sunset!)


On the western sky,

 a splash of gold spreads across,

gently stopping by.

(Have you ever tried your hand at Haiku before? How do you find the form? How about sharing something, in case you write them too :))


33 thoughts

    1. Thanks Dorothy! So glad you are thinking of joining in the Festival of Words. Sounds fantastic! Will hop onto your blog rightaway and check your “gold” moment post as well 🙂


    1. Thanks, Tina. Haikus are actually great..I definitely think you should give it a try and see for yourself. I love how they are so brief and still so evocative!


    1. Thanks a lot Karen:) I agree with you -Haikus do contain a lot of content condensed into those 17 syllables! Glad to see you at Soul Talk!


  1. I loved the gently stopping by part… it describes the feel of twilight … how they slowly stop at the horizon and change colors. Beautiful capture

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    1. Thanks Kala! Yes, so good to connect on WT this time. The A-Z was great fun, wasn’t it? Haikus are lovely…I’d say worth trying out definitely 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Meenal. Experiments are always great learning moments, isn’t it? More so for those of us who write. Glad you liked this one. Thanks for the great encouragement. Meant a lot, truly!


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