In letters galore.
Love transcends seasons.
Copyright @ Goutam Dutta
Lost in cacophony.
In the melee.
Create poetry exemplary?
With all finery!
I desire flowery.
Intense sentiments many.
For august poetry!
© Goutam Dutta
The Hay(na)ku poem, a very simple poetic form. It was created by poet Eileen Tabios with its debut in the Philippine Independence Day, June 12, in 2003.
Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third. There are no restrictions beyond this. Multiple hay(na)ku or “sequence” can be chained together to form longer poems.
For today’s prompt, my choice is Hay(na)ku style of poetry.
Weekend Challenge – Pedestrian
This rumour in the town was rife;
The butcher’s wife
Feared for the safety of her own life.
So she kept with her, a sharpened knife.
Between them, this was the cause of some strife!
Written in response to the rhyme scheme challenge of the mindlovemiserymenagerie blog.
Like the proverbial elephant,
Groped at by the blind men
And described in multiple ways.
Our identity remains
Often coming to the fore
Only little bits and not more.
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Identity” July 13, 2020
In response to Eugi’s weekly prompt “Identity”
The applique patched dress of the Fakirs and Dervishes, the wandering minstrels of Bengal, have never failed to intrigue me. There seems to be a sort of mute revolt, a defiance in the use of the patches to mend the wear and tear in the existing dress. A Fakir survives on bare essentials and with every patch used to repair his gown, he seems to send out a message to life- “I shall find a way to fight back.”
The wandering blob of cloud at Igatpuri and Kurseong, the balloon seller selling his ware at the traffic light, the Gulmohur tree blooming amidst the drab concrete or the auto driver wearing the jersey of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi are the patches that make it easy for me to fight the wear and tear inflicted by life during the journey.
The poems in this book are an outcome of finding those patches around me that help to repair the wear and tear.