NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 2

(My first try at Haiku poetry…fun)

(“A haiku poem consists of three lines, with the first and last lines having 5 moras, and the middle line having 7. A mora is a sound unit, much like a syllable, but is not identical to it. Since the moras do not translate well into English, it has been adapted to where syllables are used as moras.

“Haiku started out as a popular activity during the 9th to 12th centuries in Japan called ‘tanka.’ It was a progressive poem, where one person would write the first three lines with a 5-7-5 structure, and the next person would add to it a section with a 7-7 structure. The chain would continue in this fashion.”) (source)

Merry the People

Merry the people who

Sit by seas and sing like birds

Forgetting the world.

 

They are fools who notice not

the blood staining the black waves.

 

(The idea of this poem is that often times we go through our lives oblivious to other people’s struggles. We grasp our own reality, often ignoring our vices, and belittle other’s.)

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