Wednesday, April 20, 2011

::Blue-Eyed Butterfly::



Blue-eyed Butterfly

Blue-eyed butterfly, on one bright morn
charmed by wilderness of Bluebonnets
fluttered in a waltz of innocent love.

Shimmered the chirpy youth of spring,
blush on sun-kissed spirited wings, of
Blue eyed butterfly, on one bright morn

A burst of purple at the seams,
it stroke the petals in besotted sighs
charmed by wilderness of Bluebonnets

But, clutch of time wrinkled the bloom,
dismayed, butterfly for one last moment,
fluttered in a waltz of innocent love.


** Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:
a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C
To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

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28 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words. Enjoy this lovely poem! become one of my followers! I am def gonna follow back!!

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  2. I really liked the poem regardless of form or format :)))

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  3. You have crafted an beautiful and outstanding poem using a very difficult form. Congratulation! The picture is oh so lovely, too!

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  4. Charming. I liked the line 'fluttered in a waltz of innocent love'

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  5. oh beautiful, both your words and your form, Raji! :) and it's one I'll try out very soon! Thanks for sharing! Happy Rally!

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  6. it is quite charming and so innocent at parts. thank you.

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  7. Very beautiful in all it poetic imagery and form, I live near so many Bluebonnets and your poem describes them beautifully...thank you for your visit. Happy Creativity.

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  8. Beautiful imagery.
    My favorite line "fluttered in a waltz of innocent love". Very nicely done.

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  9. Such beautiful writing about nature-our best teacher when we look.
    The form is so interesting also. I need to come back and read your definition.

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  10. The form lends itself to a soothing cadence. Your topic and diction make this particular piece a delight to read.

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  11. You are an excellent poetess
    I have an award for you at
    http://wellspring-auvergne.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-got-stylish-blogger-award-yea.html
    have a great day.

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  12. lovely poem and cool concept..keep it up

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  13. love it.

    amazing talent.

    Thanks for the display of poets rally tag.

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  14. charming. the wrinkling made me think some more :)

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  15. beautiful and colourful poem...:-)

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  16. its just gorgeous raj. it created a lovely picture in mind. full of beauty and happiness.

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  17. this is cool. Cascade is new to me, thanks for the introduction and enjoy the rally!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/on-peace-and-wisdom-haiku-poem-ing-on/

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  18. love the ending.. my thursday post : http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/me-before-us/

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  19. ignorant of poetry styles and formats, but I do appreciate this particular poem.

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  20. Nature at its finest. Butterflies make the world beautiful.

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  21. Thanks for teaching me how to write a cascade poem and for your bluebonnet images. I live in bluebonnet country but they are scarce this year with the drought.

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  22. thats a lovely style...though reminds me of villanele... :) :D and it was completely in the flow...

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  23. I love such poems!! Adorable
    I am Purvi ~
    http://puplumages.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/music-to-the-soul/

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  24. Love the image and the link to the blue bells and butterfly. I like how spring time inspires bright poems. :)

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  25. This poem reminds me of being kicked out of the house for hours as a kid and having time to just watch the outside.

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