A Haiku String


i dare call this a haiku (a string of haiku, in fact) because not only it is composed in a 5-7-5-5-7-5-… meter, the 1st stanza consists of 5 haiku, the 2nd 7 and the last 5… maintaining the overall 5-7-5 (though in haiku instead of meter) structure… it is an experiment… i hope not too offending to the haiku lovers… i love it too

Numerous windows
across the metropolis
are falling asleep,
as the light inside
them all goes dark one by one
and the night deepens.
All of them save one
within hours shall fall asleep,
waiting for the sun,
then nightmares and
dreams of joy and sadness too,
in packs or alone,
shall begin to prowl
the realm of subconsciousness,
still grey and unknown.

The fluorescent light
from lampposts along the streets,
glowing white and blue,
turns the shade behind
even darker than they are,
like an illusion.
Waiting for the dawn
both the city and the night
in vivid silence,
waiting in darkness
but waiting for that clear light
of the morning sun.
Riding through the dreams
and haunting nightmares too,
the windows, asleep,
in a darkness calm
perforated with barking dogs
and lorries growling,
are waiting as well
for the brightness of the dawn
and the morning light.

All except the one
that has kept the night again
waiting for dear sleep,
while sleep yet again
has evaded his prayers, sincere,
now the night is gone!
Life all around in
beasts and humankind alike
are shedding their last
vestiges of sleep
in noisy preparation
for the coming day.
All except the one
who has found his sleep at last
in unconsciousness.

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