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    Kiss

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    My Heart

    An evening at sea-shore
    Waves caressing my mind
    Peaceful Night under the moonlight
    Enveloped by stars above
    Lazing on hills green and white
    Unwind below romancing breeze
    Mornings with blooming flowers
    Bathing under the waterfalls
    Carelessly unfurling life over earth
    If my heart was mine
    ©birajv
    25th Oct 2019

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    Realm of Poems

    A family connected with words, fun with daily innovative challenges, watch party with open mic and lots of warmth. Join us on Facebook group. Link on my profile
    ©birajv

  • birajv 31w

    Realm of Poems

    A family connected with words, fun with daily innovative challenges, watch party with open mic and lots of warmth. Join us on Facebook group. Link on my profile
    ©birajv

  • birajv 32w

    Sitting on life's swing often makes me wonder,
    Waves of memories usher voyage of life
    First steps of confidence embarked when younger
    Unfurling sails in the breeze embracing strife
    No fear ever daunt the desire of splendours
    Mesmerised by the beauty of much wildlife
    Now withered I wait sailing calm and thunder
    How do I enumerate meaningless rife
    ©birajv
    21/10/2019

    Strambotto Poems
    Some of these forms are older than others, and the strambotto traces back to the 13th century. This Italian form known as ottava siciliana (Sicilian octave) or strambotto popolare was the preferred form in Southern Italy, while strambotto toscano was more popular in Tuscany [hat tip to Edward Hirsch’s A Poet’s Glossary]. Today strambotto toscano is known as ottava rima.

    Here are the basic rules for strambotto:

    Octave (8-line) poems or stanzas
    Hendecasyllabic (or 11-syllable) lines
    Rhyme scheme: abababab #life

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    Life's Voyage

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    Thanks to @anita_sudhir ji for helping me with Hindi. #love

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    मेरा चाँद

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    The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as "short song," and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.
    Tanka’s economy and suitability for emotional expression made it ideal for intimate communication; lovers would often, after an evening spent together (often clandestinely), dash off a tanka to give to the other the next morning as a gift of gratitude

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    Love Trance ~ Tanka

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    Haiku

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    The rondeau is comprised of 15 lines across 3 stanzas with the first word or phrase from the first line represented as a refrain (R) and a rhyme scheme of 2 rhymes throughout (A and B). The rhyme and refrain scheme looks like this:

    A (R)
    A
    B
    B
    A

    A
    A
    B
    R

    A
    A
    B
    B
    A
    R

    The A and B lines are usually 8 or 10 syllables in length. The refrain is usually 1 to 3 words (or so).

    Maquillage

    Magical maquillage, my love flaunts grace
    Braiding hair, sunrays peep as clouds retrace
    Sun shone donning forehead beautifully
    Morning fragrance adorning blissfully
    Serene eyes of love glitter on her face

    Black eyelashes weaving dreams it encase
    Red shades of horizon on nails showcase
    Pink petal lips curve smile so gracefully
    Magical maquillage

    Anklets steps luring moon musically
    Drapes flying in dusk zypher youthfully
    Swaying into my arms in tight embrace
    Dance of love along the stars taking pace
    Your eloquent ways sweep me totally
    Magical maquillage
    @birajv
    6th October 2019

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    Maquillage

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    Cywydd Llosgyrnog Poems

    Besides the spelling of the name, a poet can figure out this is a Welsh form pretty quick because it’s a syllabic-based form with internal rhymes. Here’s the structure of this six-line form (with the letters acting as syllables and the a’s, b’s, and c’s signifying rhymes:

    1-xxxxxxxa
    2-xxxxxxxa
    3-xxxaxxb
    4-xxxxxxxc
    5-xxxxxxxc
    6-xxxcxxb

    So lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 are 8 syllables in length with lines 1 and 2 rhyming as well as lines 4 and 5. Lines 3 and 6 have 7 syllables and rhyme with each other; plus, line 3 has an internal rhyme with lines 1 and 2 while line 6 has an internal rhyme with lines 4 and 5. No other rules as far as subject matter or meter.

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    Hope ~ Cywydd Llosgyrnog Poems