Archive for November, 2018

Copla Real Poem – Fruits of life

#New Poetry Form

Copla Real PoemFruits of life

Sun and rain grew fresh plump fruit
bitter fruit don’t blame the taproot
trees courageous inducing,
vitamins therefore producing
wellness always an attribute

Clouds send rain quenching the earth
then the flowers bloom, giving birth
very little space for selfishness
nature provides, no evilness
so one day you can reap your worth.

My Rhyme: aabba, ccddc

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley – aka kiwinana

Copla Real Poetry comes from 15th Century Spain. The name means “Royal Stanza.”

  • It is a decastich made of 2 Quintillas.
  • A Quintilla is a 5-line stanza of 8-syllables with 2 rhyming sounds.
  • The rhymes may be in any combination as long as the quintet does NOT end with a rhyming couplet. Possibilities are: ababa, abbab, abaab, aabab, abbba, or aabba.
  • Whatever rhyming pattern appears in the first Quintilla will be repeated in the second, with two different rhyming sounds, hence: cdcdc, cddcd, etc.

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Behrquain Poem – Beauty of the Seasons

Behrquain Poem – Beauty of the Seasons

#New Poetry Form

Nature
as the seasons
continue flowing by
showing balmy shades of autumn
greens to paling yellows.
like a rainbow
shining
through the trees
no breeze the leaves are still,
amber sunlight falls through the trees
warming the cooling ground.
scent, dead leaves yield
compost
Is enriching
the ground for a new year.
after winter has recycled,
ground free of pollutions,
soil is refreshed
healthy
time to replant
new seedlings for another year
enrich the beautiful scenery.
birds singing overhead
courting their mate,
romance
is everywhere.
green thumb, face of nature,
has her solutions for everything,
another year of beauty
as the seasons
roll by.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Behrquain Poetry is a poem of 30 lines, a syllabic form invented by Madison Shaw, aka Arkbear on Allpoetry

2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2

The form should be centred with care given to appearance.

 

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Anapeat Poem – Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

#New Poetry Form

Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

But still her eyes kept staring at me
even though I swiped my hand at her
the concrete wall was protection 
from all the goings on around her
Even a bird hopping around the lawn

She never made a move to catch it
But still her eyes kept staring at me,
giving me a feeling of being watched
Why did you, a cat make me feel guilty,
guilty of what I still don’t know

Wondering why you stayed unmoved.
even a loud sneeze, you never moved
But still her eyes kept staring at me
Loud banging noises all around you,
and you never moved, just kept staring

Jumping up and down she didn’t move
Was something wrong with me
Can’t you see that I’ve had enough
But still her eyes kept staring at me
For sure there is something wrong

Are you deaf or maybe blind as well,
time for me to check out what’s wrong.
She was just a cat having forty winks,
eyes wide open but mind shut off.
But still her eyes kept staring at me.

Anapeat – repeats a phrase in several places within the poem.  

The poem consists of five stanzas of five lines each.  

The repeated phrase/line is the first line of the first stanza, the second line of the second stanzas, etc.  

All or part of the phrase is also the title of the poem.

There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirements, however rhyme and meter may be used if the poet chooses to do so.

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Early in the Morning

Early in the Morning

The silence just before dawn

pause and enjoy the moment

sharpness of an early morning

quietly piercing the inner soul

every day dawn is different

listen carefully, not a sound

beautiful wonderful feeling

let it wrap around the body

slight mist on the steep hills

fog rising from the still river

no distractions joy and peace

tranquility is a real blessing

fragrance from the garden

some a little smelly, mildew

sweet smell of honeysuckle

as the sun starts to warm up

the environment preserved

a few moments of quietness

deep within the now quiescent

intimacy of my still warm body

spiritual moment,

body filled with confidence.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley – aka kiwinana

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Reflections Of Life

#New Poetry Form

Reflections Of Life

Time to find who I am
Experiencing my faults
Roaring voices assaults
Bringing me down

Accepting my troubles
Opened another door
Showing me a mentor
The inner light

Healing forgiveness
Blessings and gratitude
Changes my attitude
Helps to make peace

Self-transformation starts
Time to pause and reflect
There weren’t any defects
Only pity.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley – aka kiwinana

Abhanga is a Marathi form. Marathi being one of the major languages of India. It is the official language of Maharashtra, and is also spoken in several neighbouring states in the west of the country, including Goa and Karnataka. 

Abhanga is: stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains (4 line stanzas). syllabic, 6/6/6/4 syllables.

L2 and L3 are rhymed. Often internal rhyme is employed. 

End rhyme scheme x a a x , (x being unrhymed).

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A Walk Around the Lake

A Walk Around the Lake

With the mind silent while approaching the marshlands,
there seemed to be a little magic all around in the air, 
standing beside me, bright eyes sparkling down at me,
was the man that has walked beside me for sixty years.

The sun was sinking casting a shadow across the lake
if only we were a generation younger and more active,
magic was still there, that we had felt for so many years.
Mindfulness came, playing full attention to the setting sun.

The language of the lake was seeping into my body and soul
as a black swan slowing swam by, not even noticing us,
the scent of the colourful wild flowers slowly disappeared
as the night air floated in and the stars started to appear.

The calmness of the lake flowed through my veins and heart,
peace was all around me, as we made our way back home.
The lake was starting to look very dark and dangerous,
safe, hands clasped together, our love was felt as one.

Free Form is free from both meter and rhyme. It is free from the limitations of verse poetry.

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#Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter U – Uguisu – Japanese Bush-Warbler

#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

 Alphabet Haiku, which is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (U)

ultimate unique
understanding Uguisu
unforgettable

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Below are the Alphabet Haiku for Letters R, S, T which can be found on http://kiwinana74.blogspot.com/

R – Rattlesnake

relaxed rattlesnake

realistically rambles

rolling rapidly

S – Scorpion

surveys seriously

show some scorpions species

survive starvation

T – Tuatara

two tuataras

together taste tepid treats

trusting true tonic

How to pronounce tuatara:   too-uh-tahr-uh

Author note: What is a Tuatara is a small to medium sized reptiles endemic to New Zealand, can live well over 100 years. Tuatara are greenish brown and grey, and measure up to 80 cm (31 in) from head to tail-tip, their dentition, in which two rows of teeth in the upper jaw overlap one row on the lower jaw, what is  more unusual in having a pronounced photoreceptive eye, the “third eye”. They are able to hear, although no external ear is present, also have excellent vision. Their reproduction is very slowly, taking 10 to 20 years to reach sexual maturity. Males don’t have a penis, reproducing by the male lifting the female tail and placing his vent over hers.Mating occurs in midsummer, females mate and lay eggs once every four years, their eggs have a soft, parchment-like shell which she digs and lays into the ground.

Their diet consists of frogs, lizards, and bird’s eggs, chicks, beetles, crickets, and spiders, today the tuatara is nearly extinct on the mainland of New Zealand, only living on small island around NZ.

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Pantoum Poetry Form – Pohutukawa – NZ Christmas Tree

Pantoum Poetry Form – Pohutukawa – NZ Christmas Tree

#New Poetry Form

Pohutukawa – Christmas Tree

Generic name Metrosideros excelsa
Known as the Pohutukawa NZ Christmas tree
A coastal land evergreen tree in the Myrtle family
Growing on the land of the long white cloud

Known as the Pohutukawa NZ Christmas tree
Bright red colour everywhere at Christmas
Growing on the land of the long white cloud
Joy to behold in hot weather, very tall trees

Bright red colour everywhere at Christmas
Wet weather can shorten the time to enjoy
Joy to behold in hot weather, very tall trees
Spectacular brilliant crimson flowers everywhere

Wet weather can shorten the time to enjoy
Rotorua lakes produce pink to yellow shades
Spectacular brilliant crimson flowers everywhere
Its wood is dense strong and highly figured

Rotorua lakes produce pink to yellow shades
Certainly a unusual shade for the Pohutukawa
Its wood is dense strong and highly figured
Frequently used in ship building, and heavy items

Certainly a unusual shade for the Pohutukawa
A coastal land evergreen tree in the Myrtle family
Frequently used in ship building, and heavy items
Generic name Metrosideros excelsa

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

How to Write a Pantoum Poetry

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)

Line 6

Line 7 (repeat of line 4)

Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish,

but the ending stanza, then repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza

(as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza,

as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth.

So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza

Line 3 of first stanza

Line 4 of previous stanza

Line 1 of first stanza

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Cortes Nonet Poem – Farming – Lovers of Nature

Cortes Nonet Poem – Farming – Lovers of Nature

#New Poetry Form

Farming is the life

Life of love and devotion

Devotion, commitment for farming

Farming is a real passion that we all love

Love from sunrise to sunset daily and much longer

Longer days calving-time, harvesting, twenty-four hours a day

Day is another word for counting the calendar of a lifetime.

Farming is a winner, where there’s value for the soil, water, wildlife

Wildlife flying over head, animals calling in the bush

Bush where conservation obligations always reign

Reign supreme for the future generations

Generations most often value land

Land, farmers always cherish

Cherish forever.

Cortes Nonet – invented by Josephine Ann Louise Cortes-Love  aka MajesticRose on AllPoetry, March 2012. It was inspired by the original Nonet.

14 lines (2 stanzas, 7 lines each)
First stanza syllable count as follows:  5/7/9/11/13/15/17
Second stanza syllable count as follows:  17/15/13/11/9/5
The last word of each line is the first word of the next line.  (word form)
The first word of the second stanza can either be the last word of the first stanza OR a new word

The poem can rhyme or have no rhyme at all. Centred.

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The Blitz Poetry Form – Thanksgiving Blessings

#The Blitz Poetry Form – Thanksgiving Blessings

Rejoice for Thanksgiving

Joys of thanksgiving

Joys of giving

Giving thanks

Giving pleasure

Pleasure enjoyed

Pleasure shared

Shared freely

Shared in rejoicing

Rejoicing loudly

Rejoicing with emotion

Emotion and prayer

Emotion and thanks

Thanks to god

Thanks to the land

Land with rich soil

Land and water

Water given freely

Water promoting growth

Growth helped with the sun

Growth  and labour

Labour tilling weeds

Labour harvesting

Harvesting the grain

Harvesting then rest

Rest and prayer

Rest and contribution

Contribution to the poor

Contribution to our God

God of love

God of patience

Patience to all

Patience and joy

Joy to live

Joy to the earth

Earth  and light

Earth and heaven

Heaven and the stars

Heaven and the moon

Moon shining bright

Moon preparing

Preparing for a new day

Preparing for a new season

Season to plant

Season to harvest

Harvest for another year

Harvest and survival

Survival and blessings

Survival and opportunity

Opportunity

Blessings

The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow. 

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliche. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition. 

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

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