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Welcome or Let Go
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I am here today, at this moment
Beside you, influencing you
With the power you have bestowed upon me

Who am I? Sometimes, I am the joy
of achievement, sometimes the agony
of failure, sometimes the test of perseverance

I enfold you in the see-saw of emotions,
enjoying the hold I have on you. For ages,
I was just a story told as tales to grandchildren

Today, with technology, I can be captured
I can spread my wings on social media
The art to embrace me or release me is the lesson to learn


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Mary Barnet, whose books have been nominated for Pushcart and Nobel Prizes reviews Explore and calls me “a child of Kipling” #gratitude

explorevijayaMary Barnet, American poet, published 86 Sonnets for the 21st Century in 2015 & is being nominated for a second time for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, The New American: Selected Poems (Gilford Press 2006) was nominated for a Nobel Prize. It has been reviewed by Adam Donaldson Powell who calls the poems “carefully tailored pearls.”

Mary reviews Explore  and calls me “a child of Kipling”. Read the review at https://cyberwitnet.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/explore-by-vijaya-gowrisankar/

 

 

 


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My poem published in Triadæ Magazine – n.8 – Marzo 2017 #poetryispassion

Blessings of Holi –  my poem “The Red Within” is published in Triadæ Magazine – n.8 – Marzo 2017, on page 35. Proud to represent my country, and be one among 37 contributors from 9 countries.

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My poem “The Red Within” on page 35

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One among 37 contributors from 9 countries


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My first Villanelle poem #keeplearning

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It is a French form.

This French form is adapted from Italian folk songs (villanella) about rural life.

The villanelle consists of five tercets and a quatrain with line lengths of 8-10 syllables. The first and third lines of the first stanza become refrains that repeat throughout the poem. It looks like this:

A(1)
b
A(2)

a
b
A(1)

a
b
A(2)

a
b
A(1)

a
b
A(2)

a
b
A(1)
A(2)

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My first Kyrielle poetry: When hearts connect #keeplearning

pexels-photo-235615Enjoyed writing my first Kyrielle poetry form today.

The Kyrielle is a French form written in quatrains. Each quatrain contains a repeated line or phrase as a refrain. Each line usually has 8 syllables. There is no limit to the number of stanzas, but three is generally the minimum.

The normal structure is a/a/b/B, c/c/b/B, d/d/b/B. with B being the repeated line.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day.

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Awaken, Ruminate – first & second Lai poems – #keeplearning

sunset-172079_1280  Lai is a French poetic form.  It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab.

The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.

I was walking towards home today and the setting sun shone into my eye. I was unable to focus on anything else, the sun captured my attention with its beauty.

I wrote my first and second Lai poems on this experience. They are titled Awaken and Ruminate respectively.

Experience something new today, relive the joy of nature….Have a great day.

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