It’s the day of alphabet E at A to Z Blogging Challenge, and Day 5 at NAPOWRIMO 2022. The poetry prompt for the day is interesting but I’m in no mood to think hard. So I’ve saved it for another day. (If you’d like to check the prompt, you can do it here). Instead, I’m here with a short poem. This morning, I read about the DOHA (couplet) form of poetry on Namratha’s blog. If you’ve been to a school in India you’d know what I’m talking about. Doing the DOHA in English is a little different. I started off with writing a couplet and ended up with a three stanza poem on loss. (CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING)
goodbyes are never long,no final words come to mind
most of what we wish to say,strikes only in hindsight
the fact that nothing changes,when someone dear is lost
is the hollow hope of green,under layers of winter frost
time heals almost everything? the aching grief put in?
i watch the hands of a clock,wondering if they’ll ever spin?
I’d like to share a beautiful poem on death and loss that I’ve often referred to. It’s called In Lieu of Flowers by Shawna Lemay. She is a popular Canadian author and you will love her blog. To read her, visit here.
This post is part of BlogchatterA2Z 2022
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