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

Day 11 A-Z Challenge,  I = Imagination (haiku)

~::~ Imagination ~::~

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A different world 

Fairy tales and fantasy

Imagination

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Picture Courtesy – Google, Keywords = Imagination

Haiku – Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature (seasons). For more details and examples on Haiku, you could check this link

 

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Hogwarts ~::~

Day 10 A-Z Challenge, H = Hogwarts (Kyrielle)

~::~ Hogwarts ~::~

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Oh benign opulent castle

With all your magical frazzle

You stand there tall and strong

Hogwarts, where I truly belong

 

Mystical creatures enchanting

Dungeons, towers, classes charming

Deep forests, dark lake, sprawling lawns

Hogwarts, where I truly belong

 

Transfiguration, runes and spells

Charms, defense, potions and their smells

Sometimes alright, sometimes all wrong

Yet Hogwarts is where I belong

 

Friends, enemies, quarrels and games

An intense loyalty inflames 

Every dream, I have dreamed upon

Hogwarts where I truly belong

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Picture Courtesy – Google, Keywords = Hogwarts

Kyrielle-  Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines), and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only eight syllables. There is no limit to the amount of stanzas a Kyrielle may have, but three is considered the accepted minimum. For more insight on Minute poetry, kindly check the following site.

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Gratitude ~::~

Day 7 A-Z challenge, G = Gratitude

~::~ Gratitude ~::~

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When everything in life seems blue

Nothing works how you want it to

Take a deep breath, believe it true

Just say thank you, just say thank you

 

When you’re lost without a clue

Empty life, escorted with rue

Picture yourself, where you’d want to

Just Say Thank you, just say thank you

 

Depression’s cup overflows through

Feelings seems totally askew

Trust in your heart, you’ll come anew

Just say thank you, just say thank you

 

It begins with your attitude

Breaking free from life’s Servitude

Thanks multiply in magnitude

It’s gratitude, its gratitude

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Picture Courtesy – Google, keywords – gratitude

Monotetra – The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. For more insight into this form you could check this site.

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Flowers ~::~

Day 6 A-Z Challenge, F= Flowers (Haiku)

~::~ Flowers ~::~

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Brightens every place

Vivacious, multi-hued

And vibrant flowers

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Picture Courtesy – Google, keywords – colourful flowers

Haiku – Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature (seasons). For more details and examples on Haiku, you could check this link

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Etched ~::~

Day 5 A-Z Challenge, E = Etched

~::~ Etched ~::~

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I wrote your name on the sand

The waves washed them away

I wrote it on my hand

Water washed it away

I wrote it on a paper

The wind just blew it away

And So I etched your name in my heart

Now we’ll be together until death do us apart!

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  And for some Godforesaken reason I miscalculated the dates and forgot to publish this on saturday! :’( so here it is for today! :? yet another free verse :) Picture Courtesy – Google, Keywords – Etched

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Dream In Rosy Hues ~::~

Day 4 A-Z Challenge D = Dreams

~::~ Dream in Rosy Hues ~::~

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I dream a dream in rosy hues

Of sunkissed cheeks and glassy dews

Chirping cicadas and humming bees

Of fragrant lavender and tulip blues

 

Of silken stirrings in lake azure

Of waiting by aromatic moors

Dreamy eyes awaiting your arrival

I dream a dream in rosy hues

 

Of your presence, our hushed schmooze

Of letting the world around, silently diffuse

Of intertwined fingers & butterfly touches

I dream a dream in rosy hues

 

Of melting souls intimately fused

Of heightened spirits and love suffused

Of mingling scents and interlaced bodies

I dream a dream in rosy hues

 

 I dream a dream in rosy hues

Of you, our love and heathery dunes

Of entwined fingers and twiddly toes

Lost for eternity while zephyr blows

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For a change between dabbling with poetry forms, I thought I should do a free verse :)

I hope you like it.

Picture Courtesy – Google, keywords – Dream

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Chandler ~::~

Day 3 of A-Z challenge, C= Chandler/Clerihew

~::~ Chandler ~::~

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Dear Mr. Chandler

Was not a clever handler

With sarcasm as his Twin

Arguments he tried to win

Alas he lost himself to Monica

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A Clerihew is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956). For more details on Clerihew kindly check out this link.

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ ADIEU ~::~

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

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!

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* 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

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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

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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.

http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/kyriellesonnet.html