A full moon- Long verse

The moon shines blue in the eerie night

Crickets croak in mellifluous delight

Pitter patter falls the rain on the window pane

A little boy watches it all: curious, wide-eyed

The moon radiates its bright white light

He jumps in puddles with all his might

Giggles at the mess he’s made of his dress

Could he be any naughtier, his tired mama sighs.

The moon hides behind a dark gray cloud

He’s busy with his friends, the football crowd

Joking, laughing, trying hard to fit in

He’s finding his feet, standing his ground.

The moon is a crescent with a star by its side

He’s enthralled by her beauty, his heart can’t deny

Legs turn to jelly, can’t say anything right

Why is love so awkward, he desperately cries.

The moon is a circle cut right in half

Making a name for himself, he’s working so hard:

He runs the rat race to bell the fat cats.

Meanwhile, his wife is his guiding North star:

They embark on a new journey they cautiously chart.

The moon shines blue this eerie night

Crickets croak in mellifluous delight

He holds his little son close to the window pane

And he watches, as his father did;

Curious, wide-eyed.

 

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Canvas – Ottava Rima style!

 

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Hello dear readers,

I was reading up again about various styles of poetry, and happened to come across the Ottava Rima. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? 🙂 It is an Italian form of poetry, that was used by poets in 1300s to praise heroism,. and later, mock-heroism.

When written in English, the Ottava Rima has an 8-line stanza, with alternately rhyming lines and one double rhyme (abababcc). One of the features of the Ottava Rima is that each line should have a fixed syllable count of eleven. Definitely a challenge! 

Happy reading, guys.. here is my first ever Ottava Rima !

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Tingle my tired feet with sweet sensation

Sand nestled between my toes, so warm tonight

My neck adorns crystals of perspiration

The sea glows with an ethereal white light

Ravish my hair with rebellious abandon

Salt sprayed on my cheek; nature’s loving play-fight

Marvel the beauty of this canvas God paints

The Earth is perfection nobody can taint.

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Dear readers,

Have you ever heard of the Ottava Rima style before? What did you think of it? There’s nothing a poet loves more than genuine feedback and critique… hope you will humour me! 🙂

Waterfall – A double haiku

Two poems today instead of one,

Because somehow I missed out the May 6th one! 😛

I have been reading the works of some wonderful poets on wordpress, and found inspiration to write a haiku. Haiku is a traditional Japanese style of poetry, which when written in English, follows the system of 5-7-5. That is :

First line – 5 syllables

Second line – 7 syllables

 Third line – 5 syllables

It is usually written in praise of nature, seasons, months and animals.  It does not have any rhyming scheme, and it is not necessary that it rhyme at all.  In order to keep with my system of an 8 line poem everyday, I have written two haikus, followed by a two line concluding verse. Without much further ado, here is my little attempt at haiku.

Waterfall

The summer sun blazes

Atop the snow capped mountains

Frozen ice now moves.
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It flows through tunnels

Repeated paths along the earth

Steady flowing stream.

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Quiet,  scenic landscape before

Now, the majestic roar of a waterfall.
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