October 2, 2014

I Don’t Belong To Anywhere Or To Anyone: Blues Stanza

I am a lonely leaf,
stuck here all alone, a lonely leaf,
soaked in pain and grief.

I carry a varicose heart,
crying and sad heart,
every word a piercing dart.

The wind brushes by,
caresses me and glides by,
it’s soothing touch,  a lie.

The world cares for blooms,
happiness it gets from blooms,
a sole leaf in this world has no room.

I don’t belong to anywhere,
no place to go anywhere,
my destiny is tied up here.

I am a lonely leaf,
stuck here all alone, a lonely leaf,
soaked in pain and grief.




The Blues stanza is poetry derived in the late 9th century from the Afro-American lamentation and sadness. The Rhyme scheme : A. A. a. . B. B. b. . C. C. c. etc.

15 comments:

  1. Oh I can imagine how lonely the leaf must be if it has been blown to a place no other leaves have fallen. You have worked this form very well, Vandana.

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  2. I really like the way you used the form. I can imagine it being sung with bluesy music.

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  3. Sadly it can happen to many in various circumstances. How far can the sad feelings be allowed to fester! Great lines Vandana!

    Hank

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  4. But you are a most lovely lonely leaf, that must take a leap of faith.....!

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  5. Nice! a very happy Navratras to you and yours, Vandana.

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  6. Interesting form to pin the subject matter against - and an imaginative personification.

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  7. varicose heart....what an evocative turn of phrase that is....
    def sad...and i can imagine the loneliness of the leaf....

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  8. oh, I find such a lonely leaf as beautiful as a fresh bloom. lovely write.

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  9. You captured its loneliness well. An interesting rhyme scheme. Enjoyed your poem.

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  10. Maybe this will find another lonely leaf :)

    I loved this form!

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  11. How terribly sad but so well done with the form Vandana ~ Have a good weekend ~

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  12. This is so musical, just like the blues!

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  13. Nice poem..loneliness is such a curse...

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    1. On the contrary i find peace in loneliness.

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  14. I enjoyed your "blues stanza." Thanks for the info about it too. From time to time, most of us are lonely leaves.

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