Dark the days are now
Winter bites as we look on
In November’s clothes
Breeding hope and dulling pain
Will we see this month again?
Tanka is a genre of classical Japanese poetry meaning a short poem, and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.
A Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per unit or line). Wikipedia.
I have here ended my Tanka with a rhyming couplet