Experiments and milestones

So many forms,
a poem can take,
just few lines,
for a muse to wake.
three lines of art,
or ballads long;
if we’re artists,
the poem is a song.
I made a form,
of my very own;
with short lines,
and flowing tones.
I realized then,
power of poetry,
even restrictions,
could set me free.

I’ve always been intrigued by the nuances of poetical forms, syllables and meters, rhymes and refrains. This past June, I tried my hand at creating a form, and named it Duoundectain. I didn’t think anyone would be interested in it, but surprisingly, another friend, intrigued by it tried it almost immediately, and it made me happy too.

Attempt to inspire,
to get a form known,
tried by many others,
an idea was once sown.
Each week I’d share,
for a haiku, a theme,
many took it along,
it turned, a dream.
A year and even more,
this venture is now,
stepping stone of many,
nurtured with love.

Anyone who’s been part of my blogging journey would know of my admiration and passion for the haiku form of poetry. With this passion in mind, I had started the meme, Haiku Heights in July of 2010. It was a delightful part of my journey, and I’m happy that it has got those new to the form to attempt it too, work on the form, and enjoy doing it. Nearly 100 prompts now and over a hundred writers over the year, the progress it has got is one of my achievements for this year I feel.

For Lady Nimue‘s Months Challenge – June & July

(’11. dec 29.)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

4 thoughts on “Experiments and milestones”

  1. And this makes me feel conscious about how I haven’t tried out many different forms at all…

    And you wrote one of my favourite poems of yours, ‘To Falter’, in that form πŸ™‚

    great poems once again

    • Its not every one’s cup of tea, forms πŸ™‚ Your free verse is fine on its own when you try. Like it. Yeah I know you loved that poem, Antara πŸ˜€ thanks!

  2. Excellent flowing piece! I always never fail to read your poems aloud. When it flows off my tongue with rhyming sounds, I am constantly reading in anticipation of the the next line. Well-done!

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