Huitain: Do not untimely mourn

From Dungeon Prompts Week Six:

*Write a short story, poem, or share a picture or song that represents mortality to you.

The couple


Do not untimely mourn

Though I see your smile daily glow,
These days will pass-by all too soon,
Leaving an emptiness to grow,
Within me ’til I too shall swoon,
Alas, ’tis the fate of humans born…
But wait! Look at autumn’s full moon!
Do not shed tears, untimely mourn,
Sing now with me a living tune.

19 thoughts on “Huitain: Do not untimely mourn

  1. Ah so sweet this is. The heaviness of the subject is conveyed in such a sweet way. thank you for being a part of Dungeon Prompts, and for spreading the word. I really appreciate that. And thank you for adding such a beautiful poem


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  3. Love this. So melancholic in its message not to mourn, one cannot help but mourn a little with a sad song of the living, and your poem feels like this song. Beautiful.


    • Thanks Barb…I just can’t seem to stay totally serious…most of my poems write themselves, I mean I have an idea of where I want to go when I start out, but then zap! all of a sudden i find myself somewhere else. I’m glad you liked and enjoyed it.


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