~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Pantoum ~::~

Day 16, P = Pantoum

The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

~::~ Dewdrop Fantasies ~::~

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I am not a mere water droplet

Not just a dewdrop, silken yet mundane

Holding a universe in me, I’m a vignette

Of beauty, marvel and spectacular arcane

 

Not just a dewdrop, silken yet mundane

I’m a bubble of life in marvellous display

Of beauty, marvel and spectacular arcane

Mysteries of multi-verses unknown at play

 

I’m a bubble of life in marvellous display

Of colour, happiness, and exotic splendour

Mysteries of multiverses unknown at play

Spreading sheer euphoria & luminescent grandeur

 

Incandescent lands with celestial presence

Holding a universe in me, I’m a vignette

Dwelled by ethereal beings of resplendence

I am not a mere water droplet

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Photo Courtesy – Josephine

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Ottava Rima ~::~

Day 15, O – Ottava Rima

A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:
one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff

~::~ Dark Passengers ~::~

Dark passengers

I see translucent shades of dark and grey

Wondering why they always follow me

They seem like dark passengers of gruesome day

In brightness and sunshine they seem to flee

 

Murky creatures swarming around hunting prey

By darkness they flock as if on hounding spree

I wonder, lost in their silent onslaught

Sanity bleak, grasping at positive thoughts

 

They reside unknown, leading us astray

Weighing over us, fueling anxiety

Clawing through our innermost dismay

Upsurge of depression, insecurity

Malevolent spirits working away

Ruining our inherent sanctity

Mysterious they seem, our dark passengers

Our mistakes, troubles and innermost fears

~::~::~::~::~::~

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge ~Nonet ~::~

Day 14, N = Nonet

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

 

~::~ Freedom Unleashed ~::~

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Emotions seep through synthetic skin

Not just your random plastic doll

Feelings make me part human

Sensations trickling through

Grazing flesh and bones

A force keeps me

Alive and

Feeling

Free

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Monotetra ~::~

Day 13, M = 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. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4

~::~ Abused ~::~

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I wondered ‘bout my destiny

To let my injured soul a’free

This wretched life I’d leave in glee

Its agony… Its agony

 

My days spent in uncertainty

Will night end without injury?

Alas! Again he’s drunk, ominously

Smiles evilly! Smiles evilly!

 

Another night of violent spree

Screaming, lashing hounds my bully

Lord! End my painful misery

Oh let me flee! Oh let me flee!

 

I faced my fear & enemy

Smacked his head hard with a gurney

No more shall he ever hurt me

I must hurry! I must hurry!

 

Escaping cage & abductee

Untouched by law, I’m worry-free

Renewing my life & sanity

At last I’m free! At last I’m free!

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Lento ~::~

Day – 12, L = Lento

A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, but not required, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and forth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd. The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme.

 

~::~ Little Butterfly ~::~

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Little fairy wings on little butterfly

Brittle colors swept, on its petite wings

Whittles trails of faint dyes, soaring through the sky

Kittle tiny spores of pollen smeared by strings

 

Flew tiny butterfly, with wings of various hues

Strew tiny proboscis, spores of unknown blooms

View of aromatic valleys & moors on its cruise

Queue of delicate flowers, brightening up its plumes

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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Photo Courtesy – DeviantArt – Emmil

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Florette ~::~

Day 6, F = Florette

The Florette (Form No. 2), created by Jan Turner, is a variation and longer form of The Florette.
Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,8,12
Iambic beat is required throughout (one unaccented followed by one accented syllable).

For more details you could check out Shadow Poetry.

~::~ Starry Wishes ~::~

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She wished upon a star surreal

A wish she thought was unreal

Beautiful life, a fairy tale

Even happy endings prevail

And that someday they’d walk down the aisle, as couple

 

It happened on a starry night

She walked home in the pale moonlight

She almost tripped upon a stone

And he helped lest she broke a bone

That was the day they first met, pure love at first sight

 

They kept meeting ‘neath cherry trees

They met even when the lakes freeze

Their fates tied by heavens above

It was meant to be, timeless love

Until on a doomed night he was called to the seas

 

Every day she stood wistfully

Reminiscing their moments fondly

The cherry trees, the lakes & moor

And now the future seems unsure

Yet she wished upon every star passionately

~::~::~::~::~::~

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~::~ Nocturnal Chaos ~::~

Keeping up with this cold weather is tough!! Every time I see a better day, whoosh  comes the wind and bam its cold again!!

Anyhoo trying to keep up with regular posts here’s another one a short simple haiku! :)

~::~Nocturnal Chaos~::~

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Shushing self asleep

Brainwaves working overtime

Silence of the night

~::~::~::~

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This is my entry to Magpie Tales PromptMag 258