Today, I learned about a new type of poem called a Freku. This style of poetry includes a free verse poem which is then summarized at the end with a haiku. This is my first try at such a poem. Hope you enjoy reading it.
Darkness descends once again
Signaling the beginning
Of a long wintry night
Where the sun has dipped below
The distant and shrouded horizon
Slipping silently out of sight.
Oh that frigid winter is still coming
As its annual arrival is a calculated certainty
When the temps keep steadily falling
To zero degrees and below; so I think, “Woe is me.”
For blessed warmth I then dive
Beneath my layered bedding
Trying to stay warm and alive
When I begin to feel the drafting
Breeze seeping its way in.
So underneath my cavern of blankets
I then rest, think, and pray
As I quietly wonder and
The darkness surrounds me
Like a thick shroud;
It wraps and securely
Hold me in its gripping mouth.
No flicker of light
Can I perceive
In this deep darkness
Which keeps hold of me.
I strain to vainly hear
With my dull ear, a slight
Sound; a hint of a whisper.
But no such tone reaches me;
I resolve to remain content in quiet peace
Knowing full well that the darkness will fade
Revealing a new and sun bright day.
For now though, I will settle in
Closing my eyes in a gentle sleep;
Safely tucked in for the night and
Hoping to have a sweet and pleasant dream.
As the deep darkness
Descends, I rest and hope to
Have a pleasant dream.