~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Nyctophilia ~::~

Day 14 A-Z Challenge, N = Nytophilia (Tanka)

~::~ Nyctophilia ~::~


The world despises

While I rejoice in comfort


Coziness washes o’er me

The luxury of darkness



Tanka – Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7). For additional details and examples kindly check this link.

Picture Courtesy –  Google, Keywords = Alone At Night

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Magnolia Dream ~::~

Day 13 A-Z Challenge, M = Magnolia (Quatern)

~::~ Magnolia Dream ~::~


Magnolia! You make me yearn

You blossom wild, in grief I burn

Set ablaze for eternity

My immortal love, come to me


In every life, affection spurned

Magnolia! You make me yearn

He came, he left without a trace

Oh, how I crave to see his face!


Scorned love, in every existence

Passion decried of its essence

Magnolia! You make me yearn

Time after time in every turn


Waiting ‘neath the magnolia tree

For love to set my soul a’free 

I burn with the orange Saturn

Magnolia! You make me yearn!


Quatern – A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. For further details on a Quatern, kindly check this link.

Picture Courtesy – Google, Keywords – Magnolia tree

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Jelly ~::~

Day 10 A-Z Challenge,  J =  Jelly (Lanturne)

~::~ Jelly ~::~





Lemon flavoured




Dark pink


Jiggles in mouth






Wobbly yet tart






Succulent chew



Lanturne – The Lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one. For more examples on Lanturne, you could check out  this link.

Picture Courtesy –  Google, keywords – colourful Jelly

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ ADIEU ~::~

Aaah finally the month of April is here and with it comes the A-Z challenge 😀

So here it is – A =  Adieu in the poetry form Acrostic*

~::~ Adieu ~::~

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A goodbye, my friend

Dearest and cherished

I bid you farewell and

Etched in memories you shall stay

Until we meet again!


* Acrostic poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. For more examples and details kindly look up wikipedia

Picture courtesy – Google images (keyword Adieu)

~::~ Nocturnal Voyage ~::~

~::~ Nocturnal Voyage ~::~

Fly away my dear

Towards blue skies clear

As stars whisper secrets sweet

Mellow dreams appeal

In pied shades of teal

Towards puffy clouds retreat        

Traversing afar

Wishing on a star

Skyward bound the solar way

Rosy Sun embarks

Sending fiery sparks

Ushering in a new day

Awaking from dreams

Of stars & moonbeams

Merrily the wind bellows

Kindling up all pores

Tiny eyes all sore

Sunrays streaming through windows



The Alouette

The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:

 Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7

Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b


The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form. The word ‘alouette’ can also mean a children’s song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children’s poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines.  Preference for the meter accent is on the third syllable of each line  

~::~ Fly Me To The Moon ~::~

After a long time I trying hard to break away from the shackles of poet’s block and attempting to come up with new poems…

The only way I can indeed get back and get the inspiration and motivation to write  is by attempting various forms of poetry.

And here I have found a brand new form  – Kyrielle Sonnet.

Well I have done the Kyrielle before too –  you can find the poem here 

So this time its a Kyrielle Sonnet  –  blending both the forms of kyrielle refrain and sonnet style

Read the end of the post for the exact description 🙂 for now here’s the poem

~::~ Fly Me To The Moon ~::~


Upon svelte dreams of velvet skies

Drifting past iridescent highs

Every spectacle makes me swoon

Oh firefly! Fly me to the moon


Feathery clouds of midnight blue

Where I’m headed, I have no clue

Breathtaking moments, make me croon

Oh Firefly! Fly me to the moon


Leaving trail of cottony hue

Transcending sense of dejavu

My heart, it sings a merry tune

Oh Firefly! Fly me to the moon


Upon svelte dreams of velvet skies

Oh Firefly! Fly me to the moon


Kyrielle Sonnet

A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines (three rhyming quatrain stanzas and  a non-rhyming couplet). Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet also has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing  as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consists of only eight syllables. French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem. Therefore, a good rhyming scheme for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be:

 AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.


~::~ Midnight Flight ~::~

The Pictorial, created by Emily Romano is a type of shape poem, where the entire poem must be printed in slanting lines indicative of the thought in those lines. The poem should consist of three lines with five words or less per line. There should be rhyme somewhere in the poem, either end rhyme or internal rhyme.


Here’s my try at Pictorial

                                                  ~::~ Midnight Flight ~::~  


Note: When you read the lower set of lines read them from the last line moving upwards.

I hope you liked the poem.. do let me know your thoughts..

~::~ [Thursday Poets Rally] ~ Pre-Destined ~::~

I am back for Thursday Poets Rally..


Its been a long sabbatical away from all the prompts and poetry writing..

It had seemed my mind had completely blanked out from all writings and poetry..

Words seemed to have forgetten their way into my head and on my blogs..

But now I am trying to get back on track with writing and more poetry..

I hope you like my comeback and encourage me with your support 🙂


So Here’s this week’s entry to Thursday Poets Rally –


~::~ Pre-Destined ~::~

People we meet

Rarely stay

Excruciatingly difficult every


Everything in life

Stays for a while

Timeless memories

In our minds

Nothing can be altered as

Everything in our life is

Destined to happen



I hope you like it… Do leave your comments and let me know your thoughts on this..

 Picture Courtesy – Deviantart

~::~ Dream Boat ~::~

~::~ Dreamy Boat ~::~


On dark foggy night

Sailing surreal boat

Twinkly stars, Moon bright

In dreams I’m afloat


Sailing surreal boat

O’er moors hills vales

Envious birds, I gloat

Leaving wispy trails


Twinkly stars, moon bright

Gliding past valleys, seas

Panoramic sights

Magical carpet flees


In dreams I’m afloat

Light feathery gait

A pink horizon coat

Lovely dawn awaits




Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme,

repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure. In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line.  If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):


Line 1, 5 syllables.

Line 2, 6 syllables.

Line 3, 5 syllables.

Line 4, 6 syllables.


Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.

Line 2 new line of 5 syllables

Line 3 new line of 6 syllables

Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.


Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.

Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.

Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.

Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.


Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.

Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.

Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.

Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

 If  the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is

Verse 1, 6565,

Verse 2, 5656,

Verse 3, 6565,

Verse 4 5656:  (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

~::~ Hopes Affray ~::~

~::~ Hopes Affray ~::~ 

Fog unfurls, diurnal draws close

My soul awakens, dawn of night

Feeble stars arise at twilight


Many years, I have lain to doze

Awaiting influx yet today

Advents deceive, to my dismay


Standing there with a blood red rose

Patience ruffle and surrender

Hopes affray, emotions tender


Destiny belies, as life slows

Worthlessness slyly raises head

I recline, again on death-bed




The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas.  Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.


Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.