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 :))


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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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  2. Haiku, reminds me of +Usha Menon. She is the one who taught me how to write a haiku. and i did try a few. Your attempt is a good one.

  3. A beautiful Haiku for a lovely image! I’ve never done Haiku’s ever, but feel like trying it out! Good to connect, reminds you of the the A to Z times, isn’t it?

  4. 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

    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 🙂

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