26.12.14

Winter Mist : Inverted Refrain

Fragile, smokey, winter mist,
scattering on to pine trees,
winter grains through summer sift,
on hills, valleys below spreading freeze:
                      Spreading freeze as summer sift,
                       winter mist on  pine trees.

From clouds it descends down,
gluing to every pine needle,
surroundings wear a white gown,
the chill sounds a bit feeble:
                             White gown descends down,
                              softly on to pine needles.

Summer colours fade away,
into rivulets they wash afar,
now, a grey slate lay,
sprinkling icy crystal stars:
                                Rivulets take colours away,
                                from the sky fall as stars.

A misty cap covers the forest,
milky way over the paths,
a beautiful heavenly adornment,
different ways it charts:
                          Milky way on paths and forest,
                          decorates the divine art.


Inverted Refrain: Created by Jan Turner.
Four six-line stanzas. 24 lines total.First two lines make a statement. Next two lines extract meaning.Last two lines are the inverted refrain and are an indented couplet.The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b for the first four lines.Lines #5 and #6 are the inverted refrain. a-b or b-a.


22.12.14

Global Warming : Ninette


Ice
Melting
Sea rising
Polar bears on
Brim of extinction
Global warming
Raising fangs
Thawing
Ice

The Ninette is a form that uses nine lines. Each line increases by one syllable until the middle line, (five syllables) after which the syllable count in the lines following goes back down from four to one. The first and last words of this poem can be 1) the same 2) antonyms or 3) synonyms.


20.12.14

Defining Death


Death is..........

the silent song of peace,
an amazing word,
merging different worlds.
The ultimate stroke of a painter's brush,
splashing canvas with the final touch.
The lost part of a puzzle ,
when found completes life.
A wish,
even if not wished,
granted.
A soulful embrace,
relieving all the pains.

Engulf me in thy arms,
I'll absorb all your warmth.


19.12.14

Your Quietness: Triversen

Your quietness,
holding many voices,
echoing through mind.

Your quietness,
words sealed within,
pouring melancholy.

Your quietness,
seeping in the mud,
drops of tears.

Your quietness,
deep in heart,
a pearl of the pacific.

Your quietness,
pondering about life,
beyond the boundaries.

Your quietness,
the winter snow,
falling on me softly.

Triversen : An entire poem consisting of 6 stanza and there is no particular rhyme scheme with it .The concept is to have a sentence with three phrases with each phrase a line. 

17.12.14

God’s Blessings : Harrisham Rhyme


God’s blessings pouring on terra,
Dripping through shadows,
Glowing forever, not ephemera,
Gossamer rays deific halos,
Resin soft glimmer, a protective vera,
Nip in the air blowing tone so mellow.

Harrisham Rhyme : created by a female poet named Harrisham Minhas, from India. It has is a six-line rhyming stanza. The last alphabet (letter) of the first word of each line is the first alphabet (letter) of the first word of next line. There is no restriction on the starting alphabet (letter)of the first line.Rhyme scheme : ababab.




14.12.14

Holy Earth

Holy earth,
your gifts, we cherish,
shimmering  rain, fertile soil, fresh fruits,
bright sunshine, stardust.
 
Your splendor unsurpassed,
simple natural beauty,
golden tresses of sun,
garland of flowers,
fluttering butterflies,
tendrils, leafy gown,
your adorning jewels,
among stars you saunter,
touching the milky way.

Human greed, hunger, power,
engulfing your soul,
you cry in vain,
and writhe in pain.
But now you call for us all,
to save you from great fall.


10.12.14

The Bee Hive : Rannaicheacht Ghairid

The bee hive,
a miracle of strive,
unsurpassed hardwork sublimed,
excellent paradigm live.

Buzzing bees,
dance, hum, ruffle with ease,
gather pollen, drink sap,
fly high, wings flap in breeze.

Amber juice,
the sweet  fruit of produce,
distilled, luscious , pure,
flavour of demure exudes.

The bees thrive,
in adverse conditions survive,
their abode -  the protector,
honey collector, the bee hive.

A Poem for my daughter!

Rannaicheacht Ghairid (ron-a'yach cha'r-rid): Irish poetry form having quatrain stanzas with uneven lines. The first line has three syllables, the other three have seven. The stanza rhymes a a b a, with a cross-rhyme between three and four and the opening word or phrase or line is also included at the end (to end where it began)
A x a
x x x x x x a
x x x x x x b
x x b x x x A

7.12.14

My Spirit : Rhupunt

 
I bid adieu,
to azure blue,
I’ll remain true,
attached to you,
like a leafstalk.

Flying lone,
from this zone,
wading alone,
into unknown,
my spirit walks.


Rhupunt :  Welch form having three, four or more lines, of four syllables with a rhyming scheme a. a. a. B. / c. c. c. B. and so on. Last lines of each stanza rhyme…

5.12.14

A Prayer: Vers Beaucoup

I pray that petals lay your way,
and rays dazzle in shades of hazel,
angel of happiness to bless,
refresh your life with no strife.

The dream you have shines with gleam and its stream,
without any seams, flows, grows,
glows with northern lights just right,
and bright, to higher successful peaks you rise and rise.

May this prayer through the air, over valley’s layer,
to you adhere, reside and hide,
in you confide, make you strong, to travel along,
this long road with love of god.

The Vers Beaucoup, rhyming word scheme of:
a-a-a-
a-b-b-
b-c-c-
c-d-d
Each rhyme can only use a maximum of three words.


1.12.14

The Divine Creation of God: Ovillejo

The divine creation of god,
you are grace of lord,
enchanting one and all.
Playing different roles,
of sister, daughter, wife, mother,
caring for us and others,
imparting strength further.
Precious of all the humans,
you the divine woman.
You are grace of god playing different roles, caring for us and others.
The "ovillejo," an old Spanish verse form that means "tight little bundle." ". The last line is a "redondilla," a "little round" that collects all three of the short lines. The rhyme scheme (aa bb cc cddc) is established, but the meter is at the poet's discretion.

30.11.14

What Hides In Her?

Her eyes,
hide tears,
waiting to spill out,
a flood of emotions.

In her heart,
hides a secret lover,
wishing to breathe out,
and care for her love.

Her palms,
hold a promise,
of happy endings,
kept safe for ages.

In her mind,
thoughts roam,
simple and complex,
yearning to fly free.

Let her out,
let her feel joy,
let her live life.


29.11.14

A Woman’s Love

A woman’s love is……..
gentle autumn leaf,
when awake gives peace,
when falls gives nourishment.

A woman’s love is……..
glacial ice sheet on a lake,
when frozen insulates life,
when melts, life teems.

A woman’s love is……..
fragrant flowery zephyr,
flowing effortlessly,
breathing life in every atom.

A woman’s love is……..
zest of spring shower,
layering all the corners,
uplifting trodden souls.

28.11.14

She Is A Woman

She may be tender,
as a butterfly’s wing,
but mesmersies the world,
when she sings.

Her heart may be soft,
as a light- beam,
but when she shines,
you glow with gleam.

She may seem docile,
as a jungle doe,
but without her,
you are lost.

Her fragile existence
as a patterned shawl,
protects you in every season,
be it winter, summer, rain or fall.

Respect her for who she is,
and not what she is,
life’s shades are because of her,
for she is a woman.

25.11.14

Winter : Balassi Stanza

Ivory paradise
charmingly entices.
Powdery crystalline dew,
spread all over on earth,
sips old life for new birth,
replacing those who once grew.
Achromatic painting,
by nature, for changing.
Life celebrates and renews.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Eternal emotions,
life’s essential potions
   buried in isolation.
Waiting for warm feelings,
yearning peaceful healing,
needing love’s insulation.
Tucked in ice, perfect,
nothing can thaw except,
angelic adoration.
Balassi Stanza :Rhyme Scheme : bbaccadda; Syllable count: 667667667 

14.11.14

A Painting: Cinquain

If I,
be a painter,
I’ll paint you happiness,
azalea, iris, orchids and
roses,
smiling ,
at every day.
A perfect painting, with,
a desire to paint you, only,
If I.........
Cinquain:5 lines progressing, 2 syl's, 4 syl's,6 syl's, 8 syl's then back to 2 syl's. Same goes for subsequent stanzas. Last line ending as the first line in case of more than one stanza.



12.11.14

Autumn - Dreams : Ya Du

Colourful bliss,
nature’s kiss, of
love is this to,
smother hues on,
our hearts when its all gone.
                                                                                                                     
Dreams of autumn,
now forgotten, as
soft cotton fibers,
woven spider web,
autumn dreams to far ebb.




Ya Du (Burmese Poetry Form)  : 4 syllable lines and a fifth of 5, 7, 9,or 11 syllables. The staircase rule applies to the four lines, and the last syllable of the fourth and fifth line must rhyme.There should be reference to the seasons since the word yadu means "the seasons”.

9.11.14

When You Say Nothing

When you say nothing,
I can still hear your whispers,
riding on the winds,
your heart beats, your thoughts,
connect to me , like they have been for the past many lives.
Your love - a shadow of moon,
The deep tremors resonating within you,
I feel in here.
This mist around,
allow me to vaporize,
transforming to glowing fireflies,
lighting the surroundings, clearing the darkness.
An angel of god you are,
I have come too far,
there’s no turning back for me,
for my soul is bound to thee.
If you want to be the ship roaming vast blue ocean,
let me be the wind flowing along.
A castle you have made around yourself,
to be away from this world,
but at its door, you ‘ll find me waiting.
I can wait for a thousand years to be with you,
and hear your voice calling my name.

2.11.14

One Kind of Love : Collins Sestet

You reside in me forever,
your memories leave me never,
happiness I wish to give,
for the lifetime we have to live
this love is one of its kind,
very hard to define.

My gestures of devotion,
stir inside you a sea of commotion,
how can I calm your turmoil,
let me wrap you in my protective coil,
this love is one of its kind, 
very hard to define.

You are my glowing pearl,
around you my emotions swirl,
I wish to epitomize unconditional love,
resonating the earth and heaven above,
this love is one of its kind, 
very hard to define.



The Collins Sestet has : (1) rhyming couplets, that create a (2) sestet, but the last line of each stanza also repeats a line, phrase or word to link it with the next stanza.

19.10.14

The Sea

Sun light fades in to you,
glowing waves with different hues.

You can kiss the lucid moon,
when your waves dance and swoon.

On mariners you cast a spell,
song of the sea in their hearts dwell.

Sailing on your undulations,
many find destinations.

You embrace a world of mystery inside,
mermaids, sirens, treasures, pearls in you hide.

Your voices resound the ocean floor,
soft foam washes the sea shore.

Winds bring your messages to land,
like an enchanted magical wand.

So much peace I find,
side by side I walk along with a free mind.

17.10.14

Innocence: Tyburn


Charming
Warming
Slender
Tender
Your charming, warming, innocent looks,
flowing into slender, tender brooks.

Feathered
Creature
Blushes
Tresses
Oh! beautiful, fair, feathered creature,
blushes, tresses define your feature.

Tyburn : 6 line poem having 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables. The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines. Rhyme Scheme:  xxxxee






16.10.14

Sun: Pleiades


Sun's ever burning flame,
smoulders on horizon,
sunrays kiss morning dew,
shinning white pearly hue,
soothing eyes, heart, mind, soul,
showering warmth, love, care,
soaring the skies high.


Pleiades: 7 line poem with 6 syllables per line. Title is of one word only. First letter of title and every line is the same.

12.10.14

I Remember Your Words

On a translucent foggy weather, I hear your giggles,
as if trying to clear the mystery of life.
Every time you whisper something,
it becomes more complex, unexplainable.

Far away is your abode, but I remember your words,
wrapped finely in wisdom and logic.
Sometimes logic fails to expand myriad thoughts,
may be a miracle can tell it all  ,though you believe in none.

Life’s an  unanswered quest,
in its glory we tend to rest.
You will find your answers,
go explore the unexplored, unknown.  

At IGWRT the theme is to write a poem based on Eugenio Montale’s poems. My Inspiration is “ I Recall Your Smile”.

11.10.14

Stars In The Ocean: Burns Stanza

Aquamarine transparent sea floor,
besprent with tiny shiny spores,
a marvel of nature to explore.
Blue silk waves black sky,
from the heaven pour.
Dance in rhythm, soar high.

 
Stars float all over,
another domain to flyover,
singing songs to a loner.
Bright glittery nano drops,
warm the ocean all so colder,
lovingly two different worlds hop.

The Burns stanza : Named after the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Also called the Scottish stanza or six-line stave. Prior to Burns’s use, it was known as the standard Habbie, after Habbie Simpson. Rhyme scheme: aaabab.