The other side- Tanka x2

A dark storm raged on

Within a joyful facade

Who knows what comes next?

Unpredictability:

The driving force of this life

On the other side

There’s no more endless waiting

Life’s river flows calm

Goodness and light reign supreme

Peace eternal, till we meet.

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Dear Readers,

Today’s poem is written in the Tanka style. The Tanka is a Japanese style of poetry, which has the following syllable count:

1st line : 5 syllables

2nd line: 7 syllables

3rd line: 5 syllables

4th line: 7 syllables

5th line: 7 syllables

What did you think of this style of poetry?

What do you think of this poem?

Let me know in the comments!

Till next time.

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Better

Can two situations that begin the same

Have different outcomes or a similar end

Nobody has the answers except the one above-

He’s not saying a thing, till the right time comes

Hope is a tricky thing, sometimes its like fine sand

Slipping through your fingers, the more you close your hand

We are but mere specks in this universe, our troubles even smaller

But each time we selfishly wish, that maybe this time, it’ll be better.

(If not, please God, make me stronger)

Not all black and white

Within black and white we search

A hundred and one shades of grey

Measure, evaluate, probe and estimate

The possibilities of what is and what may

Sometimes you need to believe without seeing

Jump when that rope seems too short to hold

Even faith as much as the tiniest mustard seed

Could weave infinite rainbows in those cloudy skies.

 

Miracle book

Miracles may not always be

As obvious as you may think

These are little blessings

We forget to acknowledge

Call it mere coincidence

What if we wrote them down?

Whenever something goes in our favour

Take a moment to put it into words

On that bad day when everything goes wrong?

Work’s terrible, you yell at your family

Oh, and that dreadful rain!

Pick up that book, read every story

Maybe it won’t help at that time

Or perhaps  it’ll make you smile

We can’t change every situation

But our attitude, hey, that’s in our hands!

Pray

Pray

For today

Food to eat

A loving touch

Spend some time

With me

Stay

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Dear Readers,

This is a catch- up post to yesterday’s 24th day prompt, which I missed from OctPoWriMo Poetry Writing Challenge 2015.

The prompt was to choose an image, and write a poem linked to the image. The form in which I have written this poem is in the Sept form, which I got from my friend J. Lapis. She learned it from Jane.

It is made up of 7 lines with a syllable count of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1.

Image courtesy:Google.com

Find your place – Terzanelle

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

The familiarity comforts, yet makes me uneasy

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

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I smile at fairy floss clouds, their edges so hazy

Pop goes my ears as we rise above the earth

The familiarity comforts, yet makes me uneasy

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Sky bursts with light as the sun shows its worth

Is this heaven or just what it would look like?

Pop goes my ears as we rise above the earth

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Thoughts stand at the doorway, about to strike

We are but a speck in this meticulous universe

Is this heaven or just what it would look like?

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In a painter’s canvas, one of a million colours

Part of an ever-changing unique piece of art

We are but a speck in this meticulous universe

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The journey of life, we’re prepared from the start

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

Part of an ever-changing unique piece of art

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

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Dear Readers,

Does this style of poetry look a bit familiar to you? This is known as a Terzanelle poem, and it is a combination of the Villanelle and Terza Rima styles. 

The rules for this form are as follows:

1. The poem consists of 19 lines

2. It is made up of interlocking (repeating) tercets (three line verses)

3. The last verse is a quatrain (four line verse) which features the first line of the poem twice as a refrain.

4. There is no set syllable form, but each line should have the same metric length (I’ve not followed this)

5. The rhyme and refrain scheme goes like this:
1. A
2. B
3. A

4. b
5. C
6. B

7. c
8. D
9. C

10. d
11. E
12. D

13. e
14. F
15. E

16. f
17. A
18. F
19. A

Hope you all enjoyed reading this interesting form, do check out my attempts at Villanelle and Terza Rima style as well 🙂

Thank you for reading, see you next time.

Rivetted – Novelinee style

Misty air hangs around us a curtain

Tall pine trees; still, peaceful and majestic

Snow cuddles in cradles of the mountain

The valley below, heavenly mystic

Tireless hands made this masterful painting

Rivetted we stand here in breathless awe

Question the littleness of our living

In nature’s heart there’s no lies, its so raw

Fashioned perfectly by some sacred law.

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Dear Readers,

This style of poetry is known as a Novelinee. It was created by Sarah Ryburn, and has the following rules.

1. It should consist of 9 lines

2. Written in iambic pentameter or 10 syllables per line

3. Rhyme scheme of a b a b c d c d d 

Thank you for reading

Reference: www.poetsgarret.com

Lighthouse – Villanelle (in part)

A lighthouse sending signals across the sea

Heavy beam transcending season and time

The most comforting sight for a lost soul to see
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The kindly light, forever guiding me

A helpful hand can’t be stronger than thine

A lighthouse sending signals across the sea
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An unwritten promise, an unspoken creed

You easily help me cross the finishing line

The most comforting sight for a lost soul to see
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Dear readers,

Today I am here with a Villanelle style of poem. An original villanelle poem is 19 lines long, made up of 3-line verses (tercets). It has two repeating refrains (1st and 3rd line of the first verse) and 2 rhymes throughout the poem.

I have incorporated the rules for the Villanelle here to some extent… without writing all the 19 lines.. lazy little me! I have missed yesterday’s post as well.. will definitely make up for it in the coming week.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

Speaking out – Rondeau

Speaking out loud, makes the words come true

An idea that turns into, a spark of something new

Hesitation clips your wings and doesn’t let you soar

The question that persists is: what are you waiting for?

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Maybe it’s the fear of jinxing, by hoping way too soon

You’re still taken aback, by this blessed bolt from the blue

Heaven looks down at you, and you look up for your cue

Praying with all you have, for a sign of something more-

Speaking out.

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What the future will bring, we don’t have a single clue

How do we make up our minds regarding what to do?

Standing at uncertainty’s front step, we knock on the door

Leap without a safety net and try to swim ashore

Take it one day at a time, and remember it’s not just you-

Speaking out.

 

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Dear readers,

The following poem is in Rondeau form. It is a style of poetry which originated in 13th century France. The word “rondeau” refers to the repeated refrain.  For example, here it is, “speaking out”.

Two rhymes guide the rondeau, consisting of 14 lines, with the rhyme scheme:

aabba aabR aabbaR

Hope you enjoyed this slightly longer poem.. do let me know what you think :)

Till tomorrow,

~2pp