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.


7 comments:

  1. Such a lovely song in my heart after reading your beautiful poetry!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely words...so beautiful..♥

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the mist and sift of this. I once wrote a poem about the drape of snowy fog as a veil over winter's wedding vow.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like exotic form poems. You did nicely here, Vandana. The first cold spell always has a bit of magic. We have ours sans the snow here. Once in about ten years we have it.
    ..

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely ...
    Happy New Year ...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a wonderfully atmospheric poem. k.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful photo to accompany your words. Winter does have its own colors, though they tend to be muted.
    Thank you for visiting me at poeteryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping in your precious pearls.......