December Goodbye: A Daina


December Goodbye: A Daina*

One year’s now down to one chilled month
with crisp wind as cold as my heart
brought by your December goodbye.
A clean slate named change, I will try.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Caleb George


In response to Daily Post: Clarity and Napowrimo Day 4.


Today I challenge you to write a poem in which you explore what you think is the cruelest month, and why.


The Daina is:

  • a single quatrain.
  • metered, dactylic or trochaic tetrameter. All lines usually end on unstressed syllables.
  • unrhymed though alliteration and rhyme can naturally appear.


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  1. I love how it’s sad and optimistic at the same time. It’s literally like a life cycle. Broken hearts will happen and yet we have to keep trying and starting afresh.

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