Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Intoxicated by Petrichor

Intoxicated by Petrichor,
blooms dance in joyous grace,
now drenched in summer rain.

I made myself a cup of tea,
and sat near the window sill,
intoxicated by Petrichor

Curled in blanket with a book,
listening to peaceful patter, while,
blooms dance in joyous grace,
           
Oh my!! how could I forget,
the clothes still hang outside

now drenched in summer rain.



Poetry Form - Cascade

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 6 lines, 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) 
Source - Shadow Poetry

Linking to Magpie Tales

18 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely poem. I can feel the warmth of the rain especially since it is quite cold out (-10 C)

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  2. Many times my clothes got that extra rinse. Lovely take on the prompt.

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  3. I'm really bad at poetry. It has to say so many things with so little words. You truly must be good at it to be trying out the various forms of poetry. Good luck!

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  4. So many times I have forgotten my clothes on the clothesline during rain! Nicely done.

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  5. So easy to lose oneself when intoxicated...lovely.

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  6. Lovely! I remember learning the word Petrichor a couple of years ago, and falling in love with it and what it meant. :)

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  7. Such a beautiful combination of the sublime and the mundane! That word is lovely- Petrichor.

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  8. So so beautiful!! Brought a smile on my face! Will try this form too! :)

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  9. Beautiful. I love this new form.

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  10. This is beautiful. I read many entries on this prompt and yours is the best. Vivid and poetic.

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  11. Wonderful post. The write up is just perfect. Thank u for the share.

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  12. Beautifully Written !
    Following you on GFC :)

    www.ananayatales.com

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  13. LOL, first I thought 'Petrichor' was alcohol, then I thought it was the name of a man! I'm glad I googled it and discovered I LOVE that word. So thanks for that! ;)

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  14. Good evening!

    Happy New Year!

    It’s raining hailstone at my place, strange…..I feel profound that I find the courage to put up another poetry rally, just for those who love poetry and support poetic prompts…

    Poetry picnic week 79 is up, please feel free to join the party today, random poetry is welcome too,

    Thanks in advance.

    http://promisingpoetsparkinglot.blogspot.com/2015/01/thursday-poets-rally-week-79-january-14.html



    Hope to see you in…………

    Sincerely yours,
    Hyde Park Poetry....

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  15. Lovely! I could see it all play out in my mind.

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