Drumroll – 2 haikus + A couplet

A steady drumroll

Slowly building the tempo

Feel the rising pulse
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Drops touch your dry skin

Unexpected and joyous

Trickle down your smile
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The first rain of the monsoon fills the air

A new chapter begins with a silent prayer.
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Recurring theme – Terza Rima

Dear stranger, we’d once talk for hours

Details of our mundane lives, elaborate

It was all e-cards and imaginary flowers
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We pretended our souls were one, not separate

Matchbox towers of flimsy nothing dreams

As imaginary as the fairy dust you’d create
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Courage and loyalty on opposing teams,

I hope that’s not your life’s recurring theme.
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Dear Readers,

You just read a Terza Rima style of poem! It is a style of Italian poetry which has a 3-line interlocking rhyming scheme as follows:

ABA

BCB

CC

It can be longer, in the same pattern and there is no restrictions on syllable count. Hope you enjoyed it and let me know what you think!

Say hello, don’t turn away – Kyrielle style poem

Dear readers,

The following poem is written in a French style of poetry known as a Kyrielle. It is made up of 4 lined stanzas of 8 syllables each, with the 4th line being a repeated one (refrain).

Also a small request from me to all of you to call your grandparents and talk to them today if possible 🙂
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Say hello, don’t turn away

In that old bamboo chair he sat:

“Where are they going, who is that?”

He just wanted a few warm smiles,

Just to  catch up once in awhile.
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He loved to chat, to laugh and greet,

His dear old friends he loved to meet.

Wished for people to walk that mile,

Just to catch up once in awhile.
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Castles in the sand – Huitain form

The beauty of the morning lies

In its startling uncertainty

What happens before each day dies

Life gives no one a guarantee

Mere specks in this infinity

We dream of castles in the sand

Our vision lacks all clarity

Much beyond what we understand
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Dear readers,

You just read a huitain, which is an old French verse form. 

It consists of eight lines of eight syllables per line, with a rhyming scheme of:

a b a b  b c b c.

Sleep – Cavatina style

Tugging at the strings of her heavy eyes

Sleep falls gently

Wrapping her safe in its holy embrace

Sleep calls softly

Rock her side to side in your tender lap

Sleep, come quickly

Princess, its time you drift into sweet dreams

Float in sleep’s ocean, down whimsical streams
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What you guys just read, is an Italian form of poetry called the Cavatina!
It has a very interesting rule of alternating 10 syllable non-rhyming lines with 4 syllable rhyming lines (atleast thrice) and finishing off with a 10 syllable couplet.

Hope you all enjoyed it.. see you tomorrow!
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Flower Seller

Flower Seller

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White jasmine buds like half-closed eyes

Seized, twisted, set in expertise

Heady fragrance enticing a flirty breeze

Pink yellow chromes in the basket beneath.

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Counting the money, she wipes her brow-

There’s enough for a hot meal on the stove

When darkness falls, she’s a wife and a mother;

Morning calls her to be just another flower seller.


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Photo courtesy:
http://www.trekearth.com/

An ode to Icecream – Wreathed Octave

An ode to Icecream

The silky velvet touch on your tongue

Taste-buds sung a song of pure ecstasy

So icy cold on your chapped lips that it stung-

A far-flung dip in the deepest corners of the sea

 

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You see the sides melt and trickle in the heat,

Its seat unstable in the cone’s shallow concave,

Frozen wave runs a shiver till the tips of your feet,

Oh sweet icecream, you make my senses crave!

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Hello dear readers,

This is a form of poetry called “wreathed octave”.

A wreath was inspired by the Welsh form “Englyn cryrch” which uses an internal rhyme (within the line itself) scheme with an external one (at the end of the line) as follows:

x x x x x x a

x a x x x x b

x b x x x x a

x a x x x x b

x b x x x x c

x c x x x x d

x d x x x x c

x c x x x x d

 

There is no set syllable count or form, just that the lines need to have an internal and external rhyme ( a sort of interconnected rhyme, I like to think) as shown above.

Summer has well and truly arrived here in India, and icecreams are definitely a solace 😀 Hope this inspires all of you to go get a cone!

 

 

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Moon- Cinquain + 3 lines

 

Moon

Mystic, transparent

Pulls seas to shore

Jealous of the Earth’s blue

Sighs

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Gossipping stars in constellation

Provoke her isolated soul-

Fed up with the lonesome sky.

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Dear readers,

The first five lines you read was a cinquain!  A cinquain is written as follows:

1st line – 1 word title

2nd line– 2 describing words

3rd line – 3 word phrase giving more information about the subject

4th line– 4 words describing feelings related to the subject

5th line– 1 word synonym/ other reference of the 1st line 

Let me know what you think 🙂

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You two- 2 haikus!

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You two – Haikus

A mother's words lie

So lovingly close inside

The heart of her child

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Father, your calm smile

Now defines me as I am

Your patience, divine.

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Your love humbles me, to my knees;

A prayer to keep them close to thee.

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