i Glorious December… ought to ponder, doubt no more, thou shall contemplate ii Seek intervention, behold and put to test, lost nothing in it. iii Keep my fingers crossed east will meet the west in nigh, a proud splendor day! iv Prepare to meet all in abode of queen afar, memorable one. v Utter your wishes, greetings will now be adieu, see you in a while. vi Left my home out there, no sorrow, but full of hope, no room for despair. vii Serve humanity, embrace changes in three-fold, change for the better. viii Eyes having no glare, stomach aches every night, half dead, half alive. ix Take my hand and rise, we stay, we walk on same ground, from morning 'till dawn. x Each day will perish, memories will never fade, treasure worth keeping. xi Not in our days, grandeur chance will be offered thanks to the Father.
Congratulations! You’ve just read a HAIKU which was originally composed by an amateur like me.
Haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The first and the third lines having five “moras” while the second line has seven – making it a 5-7-5 poem structure.
Mora is a sound unit of the word. Since mora does not translate well from Japanese to English, syllable has been adapted as mora in creating English haiku.
The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century. It is more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper like the very nature of existence. It should leave the reader with a strong feeling or impression. (yourdictionary.com)
The Game : What is the title of the whole haiku above?
Clue : There is something hidden on the poem that will tell you the answer.
Your timer starts now!
Did you figure out the answer? If you got it, kindly put it on the comment below.
Now for the last action for my fellow volunteers this year, please reflect on it.
Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoy the game.
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