and then again, I wonder,
wonder what’s in a form;
form thoughts into words,
words don’t have norms.

norms are but standards,
standards I have to raise;
raise the level I can write,
write for me, not praise.

praise is but inspiration,
inspiration to much more;
more is less, that I know,
know that I should soar.

soar above the doubts,
doubts the world says;
says I, “I can and I shall”;
shall do them my way.

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.
There are numerous poetry forms that I love to attempt. But the last one that I share to the festival is called Loop Poetry. There is nothing complicated about this form. The last word of one line is the first word of the next. The poem is of stanzas of 4 lines each. Each stanza has a rhyme scheme ABCB (i.e. only the second and fourth lines of each stanza rhymes.)

(07 Sep, 2013)

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.

26 thoughts on “Belief!”

  1. soar above the doubts,
    doubts the world says;
    says I, “I can and I shall”;
    shall do them my way.

    The part I related to the most. Thanks Leo for this week of new forms for a newbie like me. I know I will just hop onto your blog and learn a thing or two and attempt it myself. Good job.

  2. This has been a very poetic and informative journey Leo aka Vinay I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful elements of writing you shared 🙂


  3. Love that form and will try this very soon …Leo this has been so enriching ..I still need to read the 6 other forms..but the idea is superlative …

  4. As I’ve said before, I love what you do with poetry! Ans you might say that is not complicated, but for me,it looks tough enough,and you’ve done it so beautifully!

  5. I loved this loop!! Thank you once again for the brilliant 7 days. I got to know about so many different forms of poetry but most importantly I got to know you through this blog!! I’m so glad we could connect and hoping we can make many more memories together!

  6. I always learn something new when I come to your blog! Loop poetry seems like fun! 😀
    Words truly dont have norms, I couldn’t agree with you more 🙂
    Feels great to be here Leo 🙂

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