Monday, January 19, 2015

Once laughter echoed in our lives

Once laughter echoed in our lives,
now frozen in memories of yore,
when you swayed with the breeze,
while kisses lingered in the air.

Oh I was no dancer dear,
on your feet, I would step often,
yet, you let me take your hand,
and swirl you to sweet songs olden.

Into pieces, though my heart breaks,
looking at your forlorn eyes,
not a glimmer of recognition,
or hint of your electric smile.

But my darling I'll hold you tight,
and remind you of those moments far,
how I swirled you to songs olden,
when laughter echoed in our lives.

I am extremely thankful to Magpie Tales for the picture prompts, because that's what keeping this blog running :) They are my muse :)

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

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