17.2.14

Peacock: Cantena Rondo

Peacock- the national bird of India,
Has unsurpassed beauty,
Colourful splendor like deity,
Peacock- the national bird of India.

Has unsurpassed beauty,
When it dances in rainfall,
Spreads happiness to all,
Has unsurpassed beauty.

When it dances in rainfall,
The jungle rejoices,
Resonates with content voices,
When it dances in rainfall.

The jungle rejoices,
Every leaf and tree sings,
And the peacock displays its wings,
The jungle rejoices.

Every leaf and tree sings,
Its feathers adore Lord Krishna’s crown,
In its magnificence surroundings drown,
Every leaf and tree sings.

Peacock- the national bird of India,
Has unsurpassed beauty,
Colourful splendor like deity,
Peacock- the national bird of India.



Catena Rondo: It is a Quatrain, and the second line forms a rhyming couplet with the third line and is also used as the first and fourth line of the following stanza. Any number of stanzas can be created this way and the final stanza is a repeat of the first. This gives a rhyme scheme of; A. B. b. A..... B. C. c B...... C. D. d. C.....finally.....F. A. a. F...... A. B. b. A.....

10.2.14

An Autumn Leaf’s Thoughts……..

Just a moment ago,
I was a gem in canopy’s crown.
Sipped dew at dawn,
glittered under bright sunshine.  
                              
Now, I float with soft wind,
swirling around these curvy paths,
inhaling the scent of mud,
as I whistle down a lea.
 
I see amazing views,
butterflies fluttering,
flowers smiling at me,
in a magical wonderland.
 
As I descend to the ground,
my new home.
I close my eyes for a timeless sleep,
for cycle of life will again proceed.


9.2.14

Forest Princess


Thou shall live in my heart for eternity,
I ride the unicorn o’er and above the hills,
beside a lake I wait to gaze at your reflection,
drinking dew from ferns, I quench my thirst.
In this vast forest I roam like a doe,
jumping around the boulders making my way,
on the tender leaves I fly with wind,
beneath bindweed’s petals lie my abode,
I feel your presence clinging to its node.
When the sun shines I see thy face,
at moonrise thy face I seek,
mine soul pledged to thee forever and ever….
and thou shall live in my heart for eternity.


5.2.14

Wiping the Trace: Glosa


texto
I am trying to wipe out the trace left by you,
its every facet, its every hue.
Imprints of that trace etched deeply in my heart,
my every creation glossed with its art.

glosa:
Paintings on my canvas, all so dim,
a cup full of sorrow till its brim.
Never shines a rainbow in my part, just a dull blue,
I am trying to wipe out the trace left by you.

For years I waited, cried for you,
every emotion shattered nothing to sew.
My feeling is not false, but true,
its every facet, its every hue.

Pieces of my soul lie here and there,
lost in illusion, don’t know to go where.
Memories of you hurt like a dart.
imprints of that trace etched deeply in my heart,

A brisk wind flows carrying your incense,
still you reside in my each sense.
Your song resounds my loneliness from end to start,
my every creation glossed with its art.


Glosa is a Spanish form of poetry ,consisting of a line or a short stanza called cabeza (or texto), stating the theme of the poem and followed by one stanza for each line of the cabeza explaining or glossing that line and often adding a refrain as the last line.
The cabeza may be any length or rhyme scheme and the poet is free to choose any other form. Loosely the glosa is any poem expanding in the theme presented at the opening stanza and usually repeating one or more of the lines of that stanza.


1.2.14

Spring at the Edge : ZaniLa Rhyme

A valley of flowers up the hills,
spreads fragrance all over.
Butterflies and bees, flying with ease,
on the herbs of thyme and clover.

As winter starts to wrap,
mist flows back to clouds,
flying with ease, butterflies and bees,
green meadows unfurl their shrouds.

 

Days turning cozy and bright
sun smiling, rays twinkling,
butterflies and bees, flying with ease,
golden dust all over sprinkling.

Spring at the edge, sings a tender song,
melodies scatter beyond,
flying with ease, butterflies and bees,
in a rhythmic tune dance lakes and pond.


The ZaniLa Rhyme :  Created by Laura Lamarca, and consists of at least 3, 4 line stanzas. The rhyme scheme is abcb and a syllable count  9/7/9/9 per stanza. Line 3 contains internal rhyme ,requires minimum of 3 stanzas .