~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Gra-Reformata ~::~

Day 7, G = Gra Reformata

The Grá Reformata, created by Michael King, is based upon the Villanelle form.
Following the basic setting of the Villanelle, the a Grá Reformata has an extra couplet between each tercet. This couplet can be either rhymed within the structure of the rest of the poem, or in free verse, but always in iambic pentameter.
The x consists of the rhymed, or unrhymed iambic couplet.

For more details you could look up Shadow Poetry

~::~ Entombed Symphony ~::~


Kidnapped, captured, stuck in a box shaped room

Untouched, nurtured, locked up with no windows

With nothing to do I thought this was doom


Creeping sun rays form a musical note

Music becomes my eternal saviour


Dusk brings cacophony of crickets’ vroom

Stillness rings in the air, when zephyr blows

Moonlight streams through the cracks like misty spume


In peace, I sit with words swarming in quotes

Silence for companion and muse – nature


Sleep eludes me; I’m lost in my own gloom

On brink of sanity, hum myself slow

Dawn carries dewdrops & musky perfume


Struggling in cold I clutch on to my coat

Awaiting for strong sun to shine later


It feels like spring, maybe flowers abloom

Wafting scents of honeysuckle and rose

Eyes crave to lay sight on colourful plumes


Tears stream down, a stifled scream in my throat

Pondering my fate, recite my prayer


With renewed faith, compositions consume

Music uplifts, whilst in agony’s throes

Until destiny strikes, I stay entombed


Seasons changed, but my habitat resume

Music strengthens, amidst turmoil and woes

Kidnapped, captured, stuck in a box shaped room

Until fate decides, I remain entombed



I hope you liked it, please leave your comments, feedback, brickbats.

Photo Courtesy – DeviantArt, Destiny Blue


2 thoughts on “~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Gra-Reformata ~::~

  1. Michael King says:

    Hi, my name is Michael King. I actually created that form, but never expected anyone would actually use it. Thank you.

    • Oh that’s a pleasant surprise!!! Michael its a wonderful form, very challenging and yet once you understand it -it becomes easier. Thank you so much for creating such a lovely form. And it is an honor to have the creator visit the poetry!!!!

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