Monthly Archives: November 2013

One Evening

One Evening

oil painting by apurva

The rustling leaves,

The blowing breeze,

The setting sun

and the colourful sky,

provide the perfect backdrop

for some priceless gossip

between the two birds,

before they fly!

© Apurva

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Vermilion hue

red

oil painting by apurva

Shock of vermilion,

envelopes my senses,

breathing fire,

fading away

everything else,

into

distant

obscurity

 © Apurva

Phone woes (Poets corner Poetry Challenge)

Poetry challenge: Tetractys

Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing.

They consist of 5 lines containing 1, 2, 3, 4,10 syllables (total of 20).

Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but you must write with an inverted syllable count.

Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Double Tetractys:  1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1

Example

***********

freedom

free
from you
your ego
your blaming me
i am a free spirit who has no past

Copyright © 2001 Terri Anthony

******************************

Phone-

light, smart,

attractive,

heavy duty,

can do all, time to call, no battery!

© Apurva

Poets corner Poetry Challenge (Diamante)

Poetry challenge: Diamante

A diamante  poem is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:

Line 1:  Beginning subject

Line 2:  Two describing words about line 1

Line 3:  Three doing words about line 1

Line 4: A  short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7

Line 5:  Three doing words about line 7

Line 6:  Two describing words about line 7

Line 7:  End subject

When a diamante poem is written it takes on the shape of a diamond.

Example of a poem below.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bike

shiny, quiet

pedalling, spinning, weaving

whizzing round corners, zooming along roads

racing, roaring, speeding

fast, loud

car

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Holidays

slow, free

Laughing, lazying, chatting

Doing what you love, loving what you do,

smiling, thinking, talking,

fast-paced, busy,

Life

© Apurva

That little girl I know (ABC Poem)

Poetry Challenge: ABC Poem

Ready for another challenge

The challenge is straight forward this time.

Write an ABC poem from A to Z.

Have fun with your entries.

Alone,

By herself,

 Cheerful and gay,

 Doing what she loves,

Ever inspired, as some say,

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Frustrated with WordPress Reader

Frustrating Reader!

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Is it safe to assume that I am not the only one that HATES the new WordPress reader?

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Lord Krishna & Radha

krishna

oil painting by Apurva

O my beloved,

you never fail to charm me,

by the mesmerising sound of  your flute,

or by the unflinching devotion you exude!

I am honoured to have the privilege

of witnessing this brilliance,

as I revel in the afterglow

of your scintillating radiance!

© Apurva

What a wasp!

The first time we realised we weren’t alone,

we had company,

was when we saw.

the massive tubular house,

you built on our balcony.

house1

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