Four Haikus and a Free Verse | #WorldPoetryDay

Today, March 21st is World Poetry Day. As humanity’s one of the “most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity”, poetry speaks to our soul, through varying forms and languages. Sharing something that I wrote today. These are all that I could come up with, given that poetry doesn’t happen on call! It comes to you when you least expect it and never ever when you demand it. Weaving words into a poem can be a pretty daunting task but also an immensely enjoyable one. Challenged, I was, but I loved pushing my limits and go from nought to yes! Here are my little pearls. Won’t you read them? And if you do, won’t you let me take a peek into your thoughts in the comments below? 🙂



A ball of fire—

Rising behind the rooftops

lighting up the world.



That magical hour

When day meets night in transit—

We watch in silence.



When thoughts turn to words

and feelings seep in through the soul

Poetry happens.



A balancing act—

Like the droplet on a leaf

Trying to sit still.



I try to hold in vain,

the passing moment

as it leaves my grip.

Letting go is an art,

one, that takes years.

I’m still trying to fathom

ways to come to terms,

To forget and move on,

Without grief or misery

Meet life on my terms,

Live and let live,

One day at a time!


March 21, 2019

Linking up with Reema and Vinay for #WednesdayVerses, where they offer you a word prompt each Wednesday to inspire in you a poem. If it does, you write a post on your blog and link up with them.


17 thoughts

  1. All the haikus and the free verses are so wonderfully done. They capture the essence of the theme so well. I’ve tried hard to write haikus but my haikus never come out well. Loved the haikus here!

    1. So glad you think so, Reema! Thank you for your kind encouraging words. I’m so glad you host this weekly poetry linky party. It nudges me to try and come up with a poem and surprise myself! I love your poems. They are so beautifully written—and always inspire me.

  2. Absolutely brilliant. Love all of them. Especially Dawn, Twilight and Poet’s Words, Life.

    Esha you are a power house of talent. Please keep these coming. Much love. <3

    1. You are too kind, my friend! Thank you so much for your encouragement. You know it works wonders and makes us believe in ourselves especially when self-doubt almost tends to become a permanent trait! Much love and hugs ❤️❤️

  3. Oh Esha, they are all so beautiful. The haikus are wonderful and beautifully descriptive…dawn and twilight are my favourite times and you’ve captured them perfectly. As for the poem Transience, that’s everything in life, isn’t it? It’s something I remind myself re feelings as well

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Sanch! I do not write poetry very often so I’m always a bit unsure before I hit publish. It’s a huge incentive to see the readers stop by and share their feedback here.

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