Double #Etheree #Poetry Challenge

Image of an Indian bride from Pinterest

The Bride

the door
she lingers
with brimming eyes
dreams and tears mingle
roses rise to welcome 
embers of love within her
innocence of youth far behind
adrift from her precious possessions 
an untrodden pathway of life awaits.

Passion exudes as she walks ahead
to meet inevitable changes
that life ushers in with new bonds
siblings watch the demure bride 
decked in red bridal robes. 
Moments halt in time
A pause that is
the whole
© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which has inspired me to create a syllabic poem based on color. I chose red, a symbol of passion, love, life, strength, courage, confidence and positivity.

I chose Etheree, which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Thank you.

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51 thoughts on “Double #Etheree #Poetry Challenge

    1. Thank you Jill for sharing your thoughts about this poem. I am so happy to transport you to a moment that makes so much difference in the life of a woman.

  1. The etheree shape of the poem seems like a shadow of the beautiful image of the bride. And your poem feels very gorgeous to read and immerse in feeling – it is beautiful how poetry makes us a part of the beautiful experience of being there, yours certainly did 🙂

    1. I like how you’ve noticed all three aspects of the poem – the feeling, the moment and the image. Thank you Prag, I am glad you could be the part of this experience through my words. 🤗

  2. Beautiful and powerful poem, Balroop. You paint this pivotal moment with such tenderness and strength.
    I have chosen some words of yours to quote.

    A pause that is
    the whole
    © Balroop Singh”


    1. Thank you Miriam for sharing your lovely thoughts about this poem, much appreciated. I am glad you liked both the emotions that make just one moment so memorable.

  3. Well done on this beautiful poem Balroop! I love the color chosen and the way you penned your poem around it. We can feel how important this moment is.
    Stay well

  4. Absolutely beautiful, Balroop, and I feel a challenge coming on as I haven’t heard of this format. A lovely color woven into this precious moment.

    1. I have tried to write an Etheree for the second time Lauren, and I must confess I had to struggle for the right words. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts. Happy writing. 😊

  5. There are so many emotions twirling in a young bride’s chest, and you’ve managed to catch them all in this beautiful poem, Balroop. I bet you were a lovely bride 🙂

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