Bright the winter sun
Burns in the short day’s heaven
As each day goes by
I think of Bethlehem’s star
Wishing the year ‘Au Revoir’.
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 again ended my Tanka with a rhyming couplet.