Double #Etheree #Poetry Challenge

A Treehouse

A
green girl, 
bubbling with
adolescent 
quest for green mountains
and brooks that enticed her, 
walked away to explore 
forests of pines and deodars
and Mother Nature’s blessings awaited
in the form of a translucent treehouse.

… 

A dream come true, a loving reminder 
that Mother Nature gives and nurtures
one more blessing? an explorer? 
would she find her true soulmate –
a lover of pine trees! 
two parakeets sat 
at their window
to regale
them with
songs.

© Balroop Singh, 2022

Thanks to Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which has inspired me to create a syllabic poem based on color. I chose green, a symbol of balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. It’s also the symbol of prosperity, freshness, and progress. My focus was: “think about the different ways you can use color in a poem.” 

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.

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Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope 

 

Hope is too Far…

The Artist


Just one cloud clamors to hold the rays of dawn, waking up sky from its dreams. More clouds gather to celebrate the brilliance of an artist who works diligently to create new designs each moment. Demon-eyed, with an open mouth, he came from an unknown land, too far to traverse. He seems to express unreasonable desires, swallowing the morning light, whispering colorful tunes to the sun.

He also carries a fistful of grime, thrown in exasperation, shows his indignation, unseen, unheard, unfathomed. The hope lies too far, colored with the arrogance of man who claims to have conquered all.
© Balroop Singh, 2022

Today’s prose-poetry is inspired from Reena’s Xploration Challenge, which asks us to let the whole or phrases from the following line be our muse this week.
It came from somewhere too far to walk, from as far away as the most unreasonable desire, the most devastating hope.” by Sharmishtha Mohanty in Thirty two nights and dreams.

Thank you for the inspiration Reena.

For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope 

#ThemePrompt – Crown #Cinquain

Lessons from Nature

first rays
percolate down
to enlighten the soul
celestial light inspires to live
with hope

learn hope 
from wind that chimes 
to add her melodies 
to aspirations that dither
sometimes

Willows
absorb the grief
bend but refuse to break
resilience is a virtue –  
mute hint!

buds smile,
exhort us to
enjoy joyous moments
that are missed in the race of life –
savor!

be calm
emerald lake –
sea of serenity
an assurance of tranquil thoughts
reflect!
© Balroop Singh, 2022

The theme of the week is: Lessons from Nature (selected by Sarah.) Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to craft syllabic poetry. I’ve written a Crown cinquain, a sequence of five cinquain stanzas functioning to construct one larger poem. This poem has five stanzas, each with syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2.

Thank you.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry

draped in lustrous robes 
I merged with silvery sky
breeze ruffled my hair
ecstatic, I looked around
to ensure I was alive

***

monsoon clouds cloak me
joyful moments pause to view
when our dreams get wings
celestial artist unfolds
silvery white hinterlands
© Balroop Singh 

Thanks to Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which has inspired me to create a double tanka (poems based on color and weather) I chose silver, the color of the Greek goddess Artemis (Roman aspect: Diana). It is symbolic of purity, strength, clarity and focus. It also represents grace, sophistication, elegance, and glamor. In the spiritual and mystical world, silver also has associations with the moon, which has connections to feminine energy. 

Thank you.

For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope 

#NewRelease: Hues Of Hope #Poetry

Hues Of Hope is the collection of readers’ favorite poems from my poetry books. These poems explore the hope that lies within our heart, hope that whispers each morning to look at the horizon, hope that inspires us to look beyond the chaotic world and take the next step to vanquish the fears that try to fetter us. It promises to take us to an oasis of peace, unravels magical moments of joy, as beams of love calm our senses. It guides us through dark alleys to show the streaks of light that shimmer through the clouds.

 

Like dew on our dreams,
Hope is the moonlight filtering through trees
Like whisper of breeze that warms our heart,
Hope is the promise that we make to ourselves
Hope is the silent prayer that we send in distress
Hope is the happiness that we visualize,
The horizon that we reach, if we try.
© Balroop Singh

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Balroop Singh.