This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 41; the forty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is “Sweet and Sour”
inspiration once lost has been found
that struggle for words once silent
now feels concluded at last
a poem I wished is born
still I do not cheer
for my life runs
but why not wine
better with the time
perhaps I should have fun
turn the hourglass, start over
forget what is gone or turned sour
begin, searching for sweet once again
I’ve this tendency to worry about what might go wrong next, even when something goes right. I think that’s why I’ve had this block of late. Even when I’m happy, the thought of gloom that will come next makes me sad, and that happiness is lost again. I remember telling in a comment somewhere, that I should start living in the moment. Well, I’ll take this as the first step to returning to what I love doing. That, of course, is writing.
Seven days, seven posts, that’s what the Write Tribe Festival of Words is about. Oh, and the theme is “Seven” as well. I thought what do I do, and then I thought some more, and I was about to give up when a random idea discussed through a phone call kind of stuck, and the thought (and writing) block was broken. What I’m going to do, in these seven days, is write seven poems in seven forms of poetry that I love to write.
This particular form above is a nonet. A nonet is a nine line poem, with syllables in each line going from 9 descending to 1. It’s not necessary to rhyme the lines, but it’s okay if you do too. What I’ve done here is a mirrored nonet (it’s not an official name), where I have gone from 9 to 1, and then nine lines from 1 to 9. I call it an hourglass poem (because of the shape).
Also sharing it with Poetry Pantry, and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads (Open Link Monday)
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(01 Sep, 2013)