May 19, 2013

The Pearl

 The pearl 
White as pale moon
Smooth like satin and silk
When rolls over, flows as if milk
Safe in the hearts of lovers and poets 
Tucked far- far away from riots
In the calm of voids
Within shell lay
The pearl 

A rictameter is a nine-line poem. Each line has a specific number of syllables. The first line has two syllables. The next line has four. The next line has six. The next line has eight. The next line has ten. And we work our way down again (8,6,4,2)
The last line is the same as the first line.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the line "When rolls over, flows as if milk." So perfectly descriptive.

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    1. :)Thanks........glad you like it...

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  2. I love pearls, they are indeed smooth like satin and milk ~

    Good work on the form Vandana ~ Thank you for participating in Sunday's challenge and wishing you Happy Weekend ~

    Grace

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    1. :) Pleasure is all mine.....thankyou....

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  3. Absolutely stunning, like a pearl

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  4. Safe in the hearts of lovers and poets
    Tucked far- far away

    Mmm such tranquility. Love this poem. :)

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  5. Striking comparisons here. Lovely to read.

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  6. "Safe in the heart of lovers and poets" -- so true of pearls. I liked very much how you used the form.

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  7. :) Thankyou so much ........!!!!!I too enjoyed writing it....

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  8. Fine work, this. Interesting form. Especially appreciated the pearl/moon comparison.

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  9. This is stunning. The pearl lends itself to wonderful metaphors, doesn't it.

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  10. I loved how the poem begins and concludes with the pearl, in between taking us for a beautiful ride ... superb :-)

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  11. Thanks for flying by. its for imaginary ....toads prompt.

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  12. Oh, Vandana, I loved this. The "milky" loveliness of the pearl, the phrase, "in the calm of voids," all so beautiful. Worthy of the subject, too. This form seemed to come naturally from you. Peace, Amy

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  13. So beautiful and full of meaning. You did an excellent job with the form :)

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  14. :)!!!!!!Thankyou a tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Very ethereal and beautiful description of a pearl. Loved it.

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  16. This is so delicate and lovely =)

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  17. Oh, beautiful composition Vandana!! Really interesting form of poetry. Will try it some time...:)

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  18. Sweet, safe, the milk of human love! Neat poem!

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  19. I love pearls and they are elegant. Loved your rictameter.

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  20. beautiful poem - love the rictameter, may give that form a try too!

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  21. excellent symbolism! well done

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  22. Pearls are very special because they start out as an irritant and with lots of work and time they eventually become something beautiful. Pearls in a way remind me of Opals because they too can have so many colors and just flow with the smoothness and light to show them off. I also love how Pearls can come in some different colors.

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful poem with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. May you have many beautiful blessings this week.

    God bless.

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  23. :)thankyou so much,,Mrsupole ,,your comments always leave me speechless.

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