Living Life Poetically

Living Life Poetically: Sadness Gone

The poem, “Sadness Gone,” has a unique form. Each stanza has three lines that follow the pattern of five, seven, five. Meaning, the first and third lines have five syllables while the middle line has seven. This form is considered a haiku, which is a form of traditional Japanese poetry. Typically, these poems are only three lines long and seldom rhyme.

However, in “Sadness Gone,” I took a few liberties. It is a haiku poem with three stanzas and some rhythmic rhyme.

The poem examines what we can learn or gain each time we realize sadness is gone.

Sadness Gone
Photo Credit: Original image by Canva. Edited by E. Ballay

Sadness gone will show,
It all passes in the end…
The trouble, the pain.

The wounds, time will mend.
And while still some pain remain,
They, in time, lessen.

And you’ll find blessing,
Shining through the sadness stain.
A redeeming glow.

By E. Ballay

Written February 27, 2020

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