#Butterfly #Cinquain – #ThemePrompt

Lightning

Bursting
out of a cloud, 
it creates a channel –  
tall trees nod and send sparks of love
a beam 
puts up a spectacular show 
sky suddenly lights up
scares some but 
mirthful.

***

single
streak coruscates, 
an incandescent beam 
falls and stokes the light within me
My heart 
clamors to resist, it pierces,
inflames dormant instincts 
wrapping blanket
of love.

© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to craft syllabic poetry. I’ve written two butterfly cinquains. The theme of the month (chosen by Sangeetha) is: The Nature of Lightning.
The Butterfly Cinquain is an unrhymed, nine-line syllabic poem with 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line. It uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it. The name comes from the butterfly shape it creates when centered on the page. 

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#Shadorma #Poetry:Specific form

Flame

This red flame
carries dreams within
the fire,
the glimmer –
a volcano waits to burst –
a dormant desire

***

 burning balm
ignites a yearning
raging smoke
fails to sheath
the shifts that devalue love.
even souls smolder

***

its beauty 
dwindles with the smoke
illusions 
darken with 
the flame but it whispers love! 
tethers fall apart
© Balroop Singh

Inspired from Colleen’s Specific form challenge. This week’s form has been chosen by Jules and it is Shadorma. I’ve written three of them on a specific subject.

A Shadorma consists of a six-line stanza (or sestet). Each stanza is written as 3-5-3-3-7-5 for a total of 26 syllables with no set rhyme scheme.

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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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For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

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#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.

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#Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge

Today’s challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry,  inspired by visual art or photographs. Reena provided a piece of her artwork for this month’s challenge. Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to write syllabic poetry.

I chose a new form: Octelle and have tried to write two poems. It was challenging as I had to keep in mind the rhyming scheme, while writing a syllabic form.

The Octelle is a poem consisting of eight lines, using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8/8/7/7/7/7/8/8, and the rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/aa.) The first two lines and the last two lines are identical (refrain).

Aesthetic Coup

echoes of green, crimson and blue
pull me into aesthetic coup
of colors that define life
vague reflections croon with fife
yearn for elusive tunes
trapped in the maze of half moons
echoes of green, crimson and blue
pull me into aesthetic coup

***

Invisible

aching desires rest in designs
every single moment she whines
clipped wings are invisible
dried blood is divisible
you put it in cubbyholes
to sell the sagacious souls
aching desires rest in designs
every single moment she whines

© Balroop Singh

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For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope