Cloudy Days (Sidlak poetry #2)

Sidlak poetry (sid/lak) is a structured poetry consisting of 5 lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables AND A COLOR. The last line must be a COLOR that describes the whole poem or the feelings of the writer.

Winter days
Curtain of thick clouds
The sun trying to come out
But the clouds would not part for the Sun
The world became grey without the light.


I have been in my daughter’s place in a small town in Germany from November 7th. I will be going back home this 18th. Our granddaughter was born in November and I have been having a wonderful time with my grandchildren. And I have also experienced winter with its cold for the first time. In one week I have experienced snow fall, rains, sunny days and cloudy days in one week. It has been a new experience. In my place there is no winter at all. We have summer and rains. During the monsoon season we have cloudy days but there is a lot of colour around us. There is a lot of greenery due to the rains. Very different from this place.

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. It must be very difficult to write poetry according to syllables and to get it all right! Well done!!
    Here in north western Europe, winter is becoming a lot more uniform of late. Grey clouds, lots of rain and cold. In Germany you will get snow but here in England it is becoming increasingly rare. Hope that little granddaughter is doing well!

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    1. Thank you dear Sir 😊, my grandchildren are fine. I am leaving for home this 18th. Will be missing them. I am enjoying writing Haiku, tanka and Sidlak. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes I have to think a lot. But it is fun . Regards, Lakshmi


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