Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Zanilla Rhyme - Disillusioned

We are so lost in our urden techno crazy solitude that we don't realize how much we are suffocating the very earth we walk on. Here's a Zanilla Rhyme for Prose for Thought and A to Z Challenge

Relishing flavours of silver dust
Gibbous moon peeps through shadows
looking all stout, enveloped by cloud
Wondering if the world will ever know?

Cancerous vapours float all around
gizmo lights would blind them soon,
Enveloped by cloud, looking all stout,
Will it again hear the bluebirds croon?

It mocks their disillusioned life,
cluttered with brick layered dreams,
looking all stout, enveloped by cloud,
afar horizon attempts to gleam.

The ZaniLa Rhyme is an interesting, modern repeating form. This form was created by Laura Lamarca, and consists of at least 3, 4 line stanzas.

The rhyme scheme for each stanza is the same as Long Measure,
a. b. (c1. c2.) b.
Instead of being Iambic Tetrameter it has a syllable count of
9. 7. (9.) 9.
Line 3 is a Repeating Line, which contains an internal rhyme and is repeated in each alternate stanza as in the first stanza. Each even stanza line contains the same line but with the two parts of the internal rhyme swapped. There is no maximum poem length.

::Don't Miss out on previous 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                                       
Day 6 - F for Florette 
Day 7 - G for Ghazal 
Day 8 - H for Haiku 
Day 9 - I for Inverted Refrain  
Day 10 - J for Joseph Star
Day 11 - K for Kyrielle 
Day 12 - L for Lanturne 
Day 13 - M for Minute Poetry
Day 14 - N  for Nove Otto
Day 15 - O for Octelle
Day 16 - P for Palindrome
Day 17 - Q for Quatrain
Day 18 - R for Rictameter 
Day 19 - S for Shape Poetry
Day 20 - T for Trifall  
Day 21 - U for U, yes U
Day 22 - V for Villanelle 
Day 23 - W for Wrapped Refrain
Day 24 - X for X 
Day 25 - Y for Yuefu


  1. OMG-The last one for you for the A to Z and it is brilliant and sad. It makes me think about what we are doing to this earth

    1. thank you so much Birgit :) I am glad I met you through this challenge

  2. Good finish !


  3. Good one and congrats on completing the challenge on three blogs

    Z for Zen-Random Thoughts Naba

    1. thank you Naba, congratulations to you too :)

  4. Brilliant!! Congrats on completing the A-Z! ♥

  5. Congratulations ! Yayy we survived the challenge !

  6. Congratulations on completing the A-Z. You are a worthy survivor.
    I've enjoyed your poetry.

  7. Lovely lines and so thought provoking! I'll come back to visit all your poem! Kudos on a fab job!

    1. I am so glad you liked the poem. Thank you so much Aditi :)

  8. Congratulations on completing the challenge.. I enjoyed reading you throughout, Rajlakshmi :)

    1. thank you so much Jyotsna :) congratz to you too


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