Monday, April 7, 2014

Fair Maiden

Theme : Poetry Types   
Day 1 - A for Acrostic  
Day 2 - B for Blitz   
Day 3 - C for CinqTroisDecaLaRhyme
Day 4 - D For Diamente 

Day 5 - E for Essence

This is the first time I have written a Florette. As a part of A to Z Challenge, I was going to write a free verse but then I thought - why not try something new.

Fair Maiden

Wind played with her black sun burnt hair
the ruthless world was never fair
among odds she proudly stood tall
waiting for her to fall, they all, scornfully stare

Yet, with carefree smile she walks on
never to retire withdrawn
alone she storms towards new start
no longer was her gentle heart, fate's little pawn

The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,12
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.

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  1. Loved the lines but got lost with the music meter


  2. ouu - that was a special little poem... really touching .. U have a great way with words- love exploring theses poem forms with u.

  3. This is getting better and better - my education in poetry forms, that is! Even though I very much enjoy reading poetry I never learned anything about this art-form as such. Florette reads so nicely, I thought. I am very, very impressed with your amazing creativity, girl! Keep it alive, always :)

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  4. More n more enlightening, this is becoming, Raj :) The florette is so good !!! and the meter going with the words ! Hats off, Girl !! :)

  5. A florette, like a little flower, emerges in beauty from the mind of Rajlakshmi :) Lovely, my dear :)


    Introspection in Shades of 11

    A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

  6. I don't know how you are doing it....Each day a new kind of poetry and that too not just anything ... Awesome !

    Random Thoughts Naba

  7. Awesome!! A new poem genre learnt!! :)

    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  9. A florette.. such a wonderful name for a poem. Loved your creation yet again.

    Amazing Authors

    A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

  10. I agree with Tulika..wat a name for the form..I want to attempt it just for its name

  11. Amazing poem!!! very beautiful.... :)

  12. Wow. This is a)brilliantly written and b) stick to the technical details to the T. Magnificent!

    The 2 AM Writer

  13. I loved this - it was a great poem with a very good message.

  14. Uh oh! Reading your florette made me realize that I blew the internal rhyme on the 4th line of my poem! Oh well, lol...

    Your florette is lovely both in content and form. :)

    1. I've now edited my post to admit my error and included a link to your blog as the example of how to do it right! :)

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