December 26, 2014

Winter Mist : Inverted Refrain

Fragile, smokey, winter mist,
scattering on to pine trees,
winter grains through summer sift,
on hills, valleys below spreading freeze:
                      Spreading freeze as summer sift,
                       winter mist on  pine trees.

From clouds it descends down,
gluing to every pine needle,
surroundings wear a white gown,
the chill sounds a bit feeble:
                             White gown descends down,
                              softly on to pine needles.

Summer colours fade away,
into rivulets they wash afar,
now, a grey slate lay,
sprinkling icy crystal stars:
                                Rivulets take colours away,
                                from the sky fall as stars.

A misty cap covers the forest,
milky way over the paths,
a beautiful heavenly adornment,
different ways it charts:
                          Milky way on paths and forest,
                          decorates the divine art.


Inverted Refrain: Created by Jan Turner.
Four six-line stanzas. 24 lines total.First two lines make a statement. Next two lines extract meaning.Last two lines are the inverted refrain and are an indented couplet.The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b for the first four lines.Lines #5 and #6 are the inverted refrain. a-b or b-a.


December 22, 2014

Global Warming : Ninette


Ice
Melting
Sea rising
Polar bears on
Brim of extinction
Global warming
Raising fangs
Thawing
Ice

The Ninette is a form that uses nine lines. Each line increases by one syllable until the middle line, (five syllables) after which the syllable count in the lines following goes back down from four to one. The first and last words of this poem can be 1) the same 2) antonyms or 3) synonyms.


December 20, 2014

Defining Death


Death is..........

the silent song of peace,
an amazing word,
merging different worlds.
The ultimate stroke of a painter's brush,
splashing canvas with the final touch.
The lost part of a puzzle ,
when found completes life.
A wish,
even if not wished,
granted.
A soulful embrace,
relieving all the pains.

Engulf me in thy arms,
I'll absorb all your warmth.


December 19, 2014

Your Quietness: Triversen

Your quietness,
holding many voices,
echoing through mind.

Your quietness,
words sealed within,
pouring melancholy.

Your quietness,
seeping in the mud,
drops of tears.

Your quietness,
deep in heart,
a pearl of the pacific.

Your quietness,
pondering about life,
beyond the boundaries.

Your quietness,
the winter snow,
falling on me softly.

Triversen : An entire poem consisting of 6 stanza and there is no particular rhyme scheme with it .The concept is to have a sentence with three phrases with each phrase a line. 

December 17, 2014

God’s Blessings : Harrisham Rhyme


God’s blessings pouring on terra,
Dripping through shadows,
Glowing forever, not ephemera,
Gossamer rays deific halos,
Resin soft glimmer, a protective vera,
Nip in the air blowing tone so mellow.

Harrisham Rhyme : created by a female poet named Harrisham Minhas, from India. It has is a six-line rhyming stanza. The last alphabet (letter) of the first word of each line is the first alphabet (letter) of the first word of next line. There is no restriction on the starting alphabet (letter)of the first line.Rhyme scheme : ababab.




December 14, 2014

Holy Earth

Holy earth,
your gifts, we cherish,
shimmering  rain, fertile soil, fresh fruits,
bright sunshine, stardust.
 
Your splendor unsurpassed,
simple natural beauty,
golden tresses of sun,
garland of flowers,
fluttering butterflies,
tendrils, leafy gown,
your adorning jewels,
among stars you saunter,
touching the milky way.

Human greed, hunger, power,
engulfing your soul,
you cry in vain,
and writhe in pain.
But now you call for us all,
to save you from great fall.


December 10, 2014

The Bee Hive : Rannaicheacht Ghairid

The bee hive,
a miracle of strive,
unsurpassed hardwork sublimed,
excellent paradigm live.

Buzzing bees,
dance, hum, ruffle with ease,
gather pollen, drink sap,
fly high, wings flap in breeze.

Amber juice,
the sweet  fruit of produce,
distilled, luscious , pure,
flavour of demure exudes.

The bees thrive,
in adverse conditions survive,
their abode -  the protector,
honey collector, the bee hive.

A Poem for my daughter!

Rannaicheacht Ghairid (ron-a'yach cha'r-rid): Irish poetry form having quatrain stanzas with uneven lines. The first line has three syllables, the other three have seven. The stanza rhymes a a b a, with a cross-rhyme between three and four and the opening word or phrase or line is also included at the end (to end where it began)
A x a
x x x x x x a
x x x x x x b
x x b x x x A

December 7, 2014

My Spirit : Rhupunt

 
I bid adieu,
to azure blue,
I’ll remain true,
attached to you,
like a leafstalk.

Flying lone,
from this zone,
wading alone,
into unknown,
my spirit walks.


Rhupunt :  Welch form having three, four or more lines, of four syllables with a rhyming scheme a. a. a. B. / c. c. c. B. and so on. Last lines of each stanza rhyme…

December 6, 2014

A Winter Night's Dream


Reaching to kiss their love,
filled with eager verve,
spiraling down the curve,
naive hearts merge,
precious moments to preserve.

The calm solstice moon,
chilly wind's perfume,
cold december mist,
are treasured gifts.

In the aura, lovers agleam,
hearts swim deep to breams,
their protector, the talisman of turquoise,
and I open my eyes,
to a beautiful winter night's dream. 




December 5, 2014

A Prayer: Vers Beaucoup

I pray that petals lay your way,
and rays dazzle in shades of hazel,
angel of happiness to bless,
refresh your life with no strife.

The dream you have shines with gleam and its stream,
without any seams, flows, grows,
glows with northern lights just right,
and bright, to higher successful peaks you rise and rise.

May this prayer through the air, over valley’s layer,
to you adhere, reside and hide,
in you confide, make you strong, to travel along,
this long road with love of god.

The Vers Beaucoup, rhyming word scheme of:
a-a-a-
a-b-b-
b-c-c-
c-d-d
Each rhyme can only use a maximum of three words.


December 1, 2014

The Divine Creation of God: Ovillejo

The divine creation of god,
you are grace of lord,
enchanting one and all.
Playing different roles,
of sister, daughter, wife, mother,
caring for us and others,
imparting strength further.
Precious of all the humans,
you the divine woman.
You are grace of god playing different roles, caring for us and others.
The "ovillejo," an old Spanish verse form that means "tight little bundle." ". The last line is a "redondilla," a "little round" that collects all three of the short lines. The rhyme scheme (aa bb cc cddc) is established, but the meter is at the poet's discretion.

November 30, 2014

What Hides In Her?

Her eyes,
hide tears,
waiting to spill out,
a flood of emotions.

In her heart,
hides a secret lover,
wishing to breathe out,
and care for her love.

Her palms,
hold a promise,
of happy endings,
kept safe for ages.

In her mind,
thoughts roam,
simple and complex,
yearning to fly free.

Let her out,
let her feel joy,
let her live life.


November 29, 2014

A Woman’s Love

A woman’s love is……..
gentle autumn leaf,
when awake gives peace,
when falls gives nourishment.

A woman’s love is……..
glacial ice sheet on a lake,
when frozen insulates life,
when melts, life teems.

A woman’s love is……..
fragrant flowery zephyr,
flowing effortlessly,
breathing life in every atom.

A woman’s love is……..
zest of spring shower,
layering all the corners,
uplifting trodden souls.

November 28, 2014

She Is A Woman

She may be tender,
as a butterfly’s wing,
but mesmersies the world,
when she sings.

Her heart may be soft,
as a light- beam,
but when she shines,
you glow with gleam.

She may seem docile,
as a jungle doe,
but without her,
you are lost.

Her fragile existence
as a patterned shawl,
protects you in every season,
be it winter, summer, rain or fall.

Respect her for who she is,
and not what she is,
life’s shades are because of her,
for she is a woman.

November 25, 2014

Winter : Balassi Stanza

Ivory paradise
charmingly entices.
Powdery crystalline dew,
spread all over on earth,
sips old life for new birth,
replacing those who once grew.
Achromatic painting,
by nature, for changing.
Life celebrates and renews.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Eternal emotions,
life’s essential potions
   buried in isolation.
Waiting for warm feelings,
yearning peaceful healing,
needing love’s insulation.
Tucked in ice, perfect,
nothing can thaw except,
angelic adoration.
Balassi Stanza :Rhyme Scheme : bbaccadda; Syllable count: 667667667 

November 14, 2014

A Painting: Cinquain

If I,
be a painter,
I’ll paint you happiness,
azalea, iris, orchids and
roses,
smiling ,
at every day.
A perfect painting, with,
a desire to paint you, only,
If I.........
Cinquain:5 lines progressing, 2 syl's, 4 syl's,6 syl's, 8 syl's then back to 2 syl's. Same goes for subsequent stanzas. Last line ending as the first line in case of more than one stanza.



November 12, 2014

Autumn - Dreams : Ya Du

Colourful bliss,
nature’s kiss, of
love is this to,
smother hues on,
our hearts when its all gone.
                                                                                                                      Dreams of autumn,
                                                                                                                      now forgotten, as
                                                                                                                      soft cotton fibers,
                                                                                                                      woven spider web,
                                                                                                                     autumn dreams to far ebb.

Ya Du (Burmese Poetry Form)  : 4 syllable lines and a fifth of 5, 7, 9,or 11 syllables. The staircase rule applies to the four lines, and the last syllable of the fourth and fifth line must rhyme.There should be reference to the seasons since the word yadu means "the seasons”.

November 11, 2014

A Love of Winter

Floating strands of memories,
flow on time’s river.
Leaving trails of reveries,
a love of winter.

                       Fallen leaves fly to unknown turf,
                       wish to embrace the sky,
                       with destinies tied to earth,
                       no one to hear them cry.

                                           Long gone are summer birds,
                                           their songs lost somewhere,
                                           I search them in my words,
                                           try to catch  their whiff in air.

                                                                           White sheet of freeze,
                                                                           blankets till horizon,
                                                                           withers hills, pines, trees,
                                                                           a love of winter vanishes in horizon............









November 9, 2014

When You Say Nothing

When you say nothing,
I can still hear your whispers,
riding on the winds,
your heart beats, your thoughts,
connect to me , like they have been for the past many lives.
Your love - a shadow of moon,
The deep tremors resonating within you,
I feel in here.
This mist around,
allow me to vaporize,
transforming to glowing fireflies,
lighting the surroundings, clearing the darkness.
An angel of god you are,
I have come too far,
there’s no turning back for me,
for my soul is bound to thee.
If you want to be the ship roaming vast blue ocean,
let me be the wind flowing along.
A castle you have made around yourself,
to be away from this world,
but at its door, you ‘ll find me waiting.
I can wait for a thousand years to be with you,
and hear your voice calling my name.