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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y - Yuefu




Thanks to Alex Hurst, who introduced me to Yuefu, I read a lot of poems on Yue Fu and chinese poetry.

Here's an excerpt from Britanica

These poems were significant because they consisted of lines of varying lengths, some having a regular form of five syllables per line rather than the then-standard four-syllable line. The yuefu thus broke ground for the later classic gushi (“ancient-style poetry”), with its broader use of rhyme and fewer metrical restrictions.

I tried to pen a few but that didn't do justice to this form, so today I am just posting some of my favorite verses which I had written when I was feeling down.
What do you know of the pain in my heart
forbidden forever of frozen starts

Destiny sometimes carries a colossal empty cart
What do you know of the pain in my heart

*****

In deepest abyss of celestial nothingness
where echoes back the humdrum dream

In vain I grasp a bunch of shadows
suspended between endless seams

*****

Porcelain smile – please stay longer,
Walk with me , a little further,
Through this maze, a path I fought, 
But still lonely in a crowd!!!



::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

Monday, April 28, 2014

X - Shape Poetry

Tried my best to find something on X for A to Z Challenge but nothing sensible came to my mind, so here it is a sort of calligrame/typography on the letter X

Racked my head to form a phrase, or even a sensible sentence,
 yet miserably I failed, to pen a poem with the letter X
X-hausted poor Google search, and thesaurus  of Oxford
Xenyl, xeric or xor, oh please please give me a word!!





::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 23 - V for Villanelle 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Let's fly away, down the valley



Today for W, I have  Wrapped Refrain


Let's fly away, to skyline new 
tangerine sky and stars a few, 
along moss laden cobbled trail 
mellow moonlight on Daisies frail 
riding upon Aubergine sunrays, twilights sway 
towards a faraway horizon... let's fly away




Down the valley, overlooking,
pristine rivulets gurgling,
perched on tree top, sang a Bluebird,
while listened Meerkats - enamoured,
earthly fragrance; nestled between hills and deep sea
carving a new dream in the wild... down the valley




The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.

Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain ...thus, the Wrapped Refrain.

Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or loosely joined) together for the title of the poem.

::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 23 - V for Villanelle 




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