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Monday 31 January 2011

Rainbow Haiku

Haiku 1:
Both Sunshine and Rain
Joined together to give birth
Splendorous Rainbow

Haiku 2:
Creates  illusion 
Rainbow paints heaven on earth
Evening enthralled

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Sunday 30 January 2011

Exploring Poetry - Fibonacci Poems

Welcoming you all to week 4 of " Exploring Poetry ".Every week a new prompt is published here on " Monday " and stays open until further notice .Any poems on any themes selected by the respective owner should be written based only on the chosen Poetry Form.Each time when a new prompt is put up , you will be given an example(own) to start with.You can write and link them up or else if you have already one ,you can link it up that too .


What is Fibonacci poetry?
Fibonacci poetry is a form based on the Fibonacci number sequence.The Fibonacci sequence begins with either zero or one, followed by one, and proceeds based on the rule that each number called a Fibonacci number is equal to the sum of the preceding two numbers. The sequence begins like this:

1 + 0 = 1
1 + 1 = 2
2 + 1 = 3
3 + 2 = 5
5 + 3 = 8
8 + 5 = 13
13 + 8 = 21
and so on.

Fibonacci poems can be written in two ways:
1) in numbers of syllables (syllable-based )or
2) in numbers of words(word-count-based).

Most people write their poems so that each line contains the number of words of its place in the sequence, and some use the sequence to determine the number of syllables in each line. Both methods follow a growth pattern giving the poem a wonderful look.

Example:  Syllable-based Fibonacci poems
I Wondered
Exam results near
I walk past the class to its rear
Found a place alone,took a coin from pocket and tossed
It was heads which I expected for a pass and a satisfied feeling filled in me
Call it false prophesy but this method of tossing coins along with my four senses of touch, feel, sense and hear tells what I believe to be 

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Thursday 27 January 2011

Basic Shape Poems - Circle,Square and Triangle


Basic shape poems.  More on Shape Poems Click Here

Wednesday 26 January 2011

The Pandora's Box

Pandora's box is a story from Greek mythology. Lets read the poem or the poetic story of Pandora's box. 
Art by Mary , I have done a bit editing 
Do not open the doors when I am out
Dont go outside all alone  at night 
Do not open that cupboard of mine
Dont read my diary, it is not fine
Many dont heed to that warning
Letting again the story of Pandora in
Epimethius and Prometheus ,the jealous brothers
Angered and upset the Gods and they never bothered 
Mainly 'Zeus' the most powerful god , in conniption decided to take revenge
So created from clay , the first mortal yet beautiful women in challenge
Pandora,she was called married prometheus with her beauty and charm
Accepted the wedding gift from Zeus,a beautiful box knewing no harm
Though she was forbidden to open that box in her life ever
But her Temptation overcame restraint and finally opened  the box's cover
In a moment, all the curses were released into the earth
The evils of pain,diseases and all suffering in form of tiny moths
In horror, she closed the box, scooched over it and cried in pain 
Her husband came to her rescue but in vain
They still heard one more voice pleading her to open
Which they finally did as more worse sins had befallen
Out came fluttering from the box a beautiful dragonfly " HOPE"
which heals the wounds that the janky evil creatures develops
Although Pandora released pain and suffering upon the world
She also let out " HOPE " to follow them in bi -fold
We can learn from above that we humans cannot endure
Without Hope ,There exists never a cure
" So  Learn To  HOPE "

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Road To The Future

Walking alone in the path
Covered in richness of  snow
Feeling so cold , I carried myself slow
Pondering upon  my still life
The past and the present days
Something which I can never alter
The future still holds a place there after
With that vision of a  hope
A hope to achieve my lost dreams
Like the snow my heart is ready to melt thee
With the slight hug of sun shine on me
I walk past the snow covered road
Crawling myself  home feeling cold
There, I found myself surrounded by warm hearts
Giving me a new hope of tomorrow
A road for me to move on ..a clasp on my fingers- my kids

-submitted for Magpie picture prompt

Sunday 23 January 2011

Exploring Poetry - Haiku

Welcoming you all to week 3 of " Exploring Poetry ".Any poems on any themes selected by the respective owner should be written based only on the chosen Poetry Form.Each time when a new prompt is put up , you will be given an example(own) to start with.You can write and link them up or else if you have already one ,you can link it up that too .
Today's Prompt : Haiku

What is an Haiku ?
  • Haiku is invented by Japanese and it means playful verse
  • It is one form of poetry that combines form ,content and language in a meaningful, yet compact form.
  • Nature, Feelings and experiences are expressed mostly in Haiku poems.
  • The common form of Haiku is just 3 lines.The first one will be written with 5 syllables,second one is written with 7 syllables and the last line with again 5 syllables.Overall being only 17 syllables.-(A Syllable is an elementary sound, or a combination of elementary sounds, uttered together like now -1 syllable,today-2 syllables,everyday-3 syllables).
  • The Haiku must paint a mental image on the mind of the reader who reads the Haiku.
  • Haiku are emotions expressed through concrete images by writing
How to write an Haiku ?
Make sure they contain the below :
  • 3-short lines of 17 syllables ( 5-7-5)
  • 1-season word - something related to nature ,weathers(spring,summer,fall,winter) and also human activities
  • 1-cutting word -The idea is to create a leap between the two parts of first two lines or the last two lines and to create a shift from the above two is what is called as internal comparison. These two parts sometimes create a contrast, sometime a comparison which is quite challenging for a poet.
  • No rhyme , no metaphor and no - ing (gender)
To check the number of syllables for any given word :Click here

Example :

Opened to all eyes
An Interactive Diary
To Blog is such fun

Sometimes Haiku can be written in less than 17 syllables too but in 3-short lines and following the other rules as stated above.

Young Hearts in Love
Both Families consents

Love Remembrance
Do wear to touch your body
Not ring but my Heart

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Wednesday 19 January 2011

The Three Friends

Three of the friends in snow covered  fully
Off they descend home walking slowly
Emily is always ready to initiate
And Smily always stands by her immediate
But Timidy is a little jealous of her mates
Since she was never looked up to nominate
The three always went together on their usual track
With Emily in front and Timidy at the back
On half the way a snap was taken by naughty Tom
For he always admired these threesome 
Mainly Smily to him, her looks would kill
In his heart a special place she would fill
But  for him getting near them was always a surreal
For the friendship they had is more ethereal
Though Timity is been a bit aloof  for the other two
They still stay together in rivalry too
With courageous Emily always  leading the way
And Smily eloquently does as she says
Timity , of course checking on them both
Not to forget Tom who is bouncing in his youth

-For Magpie picture prompt(above) &Three Words Wednesday(descend,kill,surreal)
&Writers Island 

Tuesday 18 January 2011

The Mood Rings

The Mood Ring : Any guesses? Ah! Its fun for those who wants to read that mind of your spouse or your loved ones .Its a ring  which contains a thermo-chromic element, such as liquid crystal(being very sensitive) so that the ring changes color in response to the body temperature of its wearer.

Hmm..Be careful! I can read your mind

I am going to disclose you a secret
Be true or else at the end you will regret
I know who you are when you browse the net
Or when you tweet in your mobile under your closet
I can see and tell you who you are 
I can still read your mind any far

I have a mood ring installed under your name 
Which reads the temperature of your fingers in my mainframe
When you move them to and fro on the touch pad
It sends me data reading straight from your head
So be careful on what you type or tweet
A mood ring to read your mind, isn't it so sweet ?

This concept of poem is written by Umamaheswari Anandane for " Smiley Sociology Study " done by Rachel. 
If you had a mood ring like this installed in your computer,do you appreciate it ?

Monday 17 January 2011

The Signs of Love

The Soft look from your tender eyes
The Sudden smile makes my heart fly
The Shaking little hands and legs with laughter
Telling Signs to carry you off in my arms together
The Sucking fingers to reveal your hunger
The Strong clasp of my hand by your tiny finger
Teaches So called ' the cold heart' how to love by
Thinking Slowly.......I sigh!
That Smile ,that touch ,that look
They Surely fulfill the blossom of Motherhood
There Seems no joy like sacrificing just for our little ones
Temporary Shifting to heaven happens every time we be with them
The Signs of Love
They Sing a little higher than all above 

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Sunday 16 January 2011

Exploring Poetry - ACROSTICS

Welcoming you all to week 2 of  " Exploring Poetry ".Every week a new  prompt is published here on " Monday " and stays open until further notice .Any poems on any themes selected by the respective owner should be written based only on the chosen Poetry Form.Each time when a new prompt is put up , you will be given an example(own) to start with.You can write and link them up or else if you have already one ,you can link it up that too .

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This week's Poetry Prompt : ACROSTICS ".

Acrostic means a  Poetry that contains certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence.Acrostic forms normally are :
  • Single Acrostic - Common or Single letter forming the poem
  • Double Acrostic - The first line and the last line form a word or message .It can be the same word/message or different word /message
  • Complex Acrostic - It falls under any place say in the middle or on the first alphabet of the second or third word in a poem.


Single Acrostic - 

Example:With a word 'LOVE'

Look for reasons to help when confided
Open your heart and ear when needed
Value their opinions when they say
Enjoy their being with you always

Example :With the Letter 'L'

Learn to forgive with
Little curves called smile making
Lines of the life path straight to
Live in abundance and
Lead a happy life

More Acrostics

Wednesday 12 January 2011

The Rain -The Shelter


Back to Home

I was walking back from school
Enjoying the weather moist and cool
I was covered fully from head to toe
Holding my little one and walking slow
Yelp! she cried ,"Mommy,its raining"
Though it was a harmless rain falling
To prevent ourselves from any disaster
We had to run fast for our Shelter


Back Outside -(Click for larger image)

Tuesday 11 January 2011

A Touch of Poetry


What is a Quatrain and How to write one 
Quatrain is another form of short poetry that has the count on syllable and follows few rules as given  below :

  •      A stanza or poem of four lines.
  •      Lines 2 and 4 must rhyme.
  •      Lines 1 and 3 may or may not rhyme.
  •      Rhyming lines should have a similar number of syllables.

Envisions made clear 
Induce contentment to the heart
Words sounds like music to the ear
To write poetry is an Art

Monday 10 January 2011

Exploring Poetry - ABC Poem

The purpose of this New opening is to encourage poets to write fully based on Poetry Forms.Every week a new  prompt is published here on " Monday " and stays open until further notice .Any poems on any themes selected by the respective owner should be written based only on the chosen Poetry Form.Each time when a new prompt is put up , you will be given an example(own) to start with.You are welcomed to appreciate or criticize the poem.Today to start with , a New season , a New opening  , a New prompt on poetry form.

Write the poems and post them in your blog and just share the link so that other poets who visit here can see your link and visit your blog to comment. 
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ABC poem
  • An ABC poem has 5 lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling.
  • Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses and the first word of each line is in alphabetical order from the first word. 
  • Line 5 is one sentence, beginning with any letter.
Example :
A happy face and a happy smile
Brings harmony even those who are hostile
Care to smile once a day
Doctor foster is sent away
Ever not to return in your way

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Saturday 8 January 2011

Pongal Festival 2011

Pongal is a famous festival celebrated in southern part of India in regard of Harvesting and worshiping the Sun .Pongal day is also known as"Tamizhar Thirunal" as it is a day of celebrations for the farmers and common man.Pongal is celebrated continuously for four days  in the name of Boggi ,Pongal ,Mattu Pongal and Kannum Pongal.Pongal dates fall between the end of Margazhi and start of Thai in Tamil Calender and in the month of January in English calender.This year Pongal is celebrated on January 15 ,2011.

Pongalo Pongal

Boggi Pongal, the first day-throwing old clothes and materials out in the fire burning
Cleaning the house and decorating it with kolams indicating a new beginning

Worshiping the Sun God on the second day of the Pongal we all shout aloud 
"PONGALO PONGAL" , when from the pot the boiling jaggery with rice flows out

New dresses and sweet dishes , an auspicious moment of happiness found
Chewing the pieces of sugar canes ,we sit and chat around

Third day is the Mattu Pongal where the farm animals are thanked 
And harvesting cows are cleaned and then colourfully decorated 

With children on their cart,they go for a fun ride in the evening
Making the roads sound in festive moods of cling cling cling

The fourth day is Kannum Pongal where family and relatives visit
Wishing each other prosperity, love and exchanging gifts  

"Wishing everyone a Happy Pongal"

Friday 7 January 2011

Fairy Tales in 160 characters

Fairy Tales 
All in 160 characters including spaces.Three well-known fairy tales The Snow White ,The Sleeping Beauty and The Beauty and the Beast in just 160 characters for you.Tried to end them in rhyming. Just read and tell me what you feel.You may appreciate or criticize me.They are all accepted - to make me a  better writer.

Thursday 6 January 2011

ABC of Better Thoughts


Any swords or knife that tears
Bears no lasting wounds forever
Clingy sarcastic words and sayings creates
Deeper wounds that heal never

Eternal fake smile and tainted hearts
Finds no plausible  contentment in life
Greater than a calmed soul which reaches
Higher contentment slowly
Inculcate a willingness to Love

Jack of all arts and
King of none makes
Little Tom to act like a
Monkey on a Banyan Tree

Never estimate the talent
Of others because each one exhibits
Performance in their own unique way
Quails are better singers
Rather than peacock who is still unique in its beauty

Search and embark to learn forever - our Life is
Teaching us new things in this stay on our
Unique earth that is a part of the big universe

Vacuum the dirts that lingers in our heart
Warm it up with positive hopes and thoughts
X-ray each deeds you do and say
Yearn to fill the emptiness
Zeal will fill you and be with you always

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Wednesday 5 January 2011

The Secret of Life

Life is full of  pitfalls and thorns
Halfway through we find ourselves torn
Crushed and Confused
The holes deeper
The thorns bulging thicker 

Face it !
Believe to face it
Live it !
Hope to live through it

Each lesson you learn on the way
Moulds you to an archetype one day
Proud and Precious
Standing long
Head up and Strong

-For picture prompt from Magpie