I watch sunbeams dance on a turquoise sea Alabaster clouds swirl round the golden sun The sunlight warms and invigorates me Watching tasseled shadows is so much fun. Alabaster clouds swirl round the golden sun Melting azure waves stretch out on the shore Meandering warm sands, naked toes burn On varnished sea shells, tales of ocean lore. Melting azure waves stretch out on the shore Lavender skies arch over beaming waves On zephyr's back sunning themselves birds soar In sun-lit sparkling seas fishes play. Lavender skies arch over beaming waves The sunlight warms and invigorates me In sun-lit sparkling seas fishes play I watch sunbeams dance on a turquoise sea. #Pantoum The pantoum is a poetic form derived from the pantun, a Malay form:specifically from the pantun berkait, a series of interwoven quartains.
A Balassi Stanza
In the gold of sunlight, I watch birds fly, alight On lush trees and fragrant blooms; A carefree, sundry spree. Wind carouses with glee Murmuring its bouquet tunes Where azure skies lilt, blush A heady summer rush: Harvesting tangy perfumes. Monarchs rise from slumber, Nectarine hued cruiser, Where ambrosial dreams throng Meadows, glades evergreen Dazzling eyes with their sheen; The air flutes with birdsong Skylarks, Chaffinchs hum, waltz On dewed breeze somersaults, Enchanting me, summerlong. Balassi stanza can be defined as a stanza or verse form consisting of nine lines with syllable count 667667667, rhyming structure is bbaccadda. The Balassi stanza is named after Hungarian Balint Balassi regarded as the first great lyricist of the Hungarian language.
Blue and clear, the sky stretches over valleys
Cloudless splendour heralding summer’s fervour.
Autumn’s colours fade as the flush of summer
Brightens life vivid .
The Sapphic Stanza is made up of three unrhymed lines of eleven syllables and one of five. Each line consists of two trochees, one dactyl and two trochees. This line is termed a Sapphic.
The (fourth) last line consists of one dactyl and one trochee, and is termed an Adonic. This gives a rhyme scheme of:
|/. u.. /. u.. /. u.u.. /. u.. /. u..
/. u.. /. u.. /. u.u.. /. u.. /. u..
/. u.. /. u.. /. u.u.. /. u.. /. u..
/. u.u.. /. u..
It has already been stated that there are eleven syllables to each line, and also that there are five feet of unrhymed lines as well.
The bird carries
To the trees..
Tempest on the moon Storms ripple tides; My eyes share water With the ocean and sea. Stars dot the connect Once upon a keyboard Asterisk, ellipses Breaking the silence. I carpe diem So much confusion Searching for the perfect word-- In poetry we shall never part. Bard broken Eating my heart out That is so self consuming: The clock's moving hands. Short on oxygen Deforestation; Human extinction Dust to dust. Playing hooky Green behind the ears; Wilful liberation Ignoramus on roll-call. Telepathy My soul takes a breath From your soul- Rainbow's end. Killer looks Intrigued by Your silence--- For your eyes only. Sting Song of the desert rose Cactus dreams Of rain.....
I slip on a teardrop to fall into a diamond sky. Sapphire winds glaze my eyes, potent tears drip through midnight hours in an ocean of moonlit tides. Like a shooting star Travelling light years in a multiverse; I ache for a wish. Swirling in aromas of petalled darkness, tangerine stars flame into vignettes that glide on musings in night's primitive caress. Lingering... Whisper of unmet dreams- My breath draws a sigh. The bruise in my heart sweetens the pain of yearning, heartstrings pull a song that brings the sky into my heart. Soliloquy-- Flower-child swathes herself Bohemian Starlight grazes my aurora spirit, reveries silken in the gauze of soul's palette--tints of dawn's melody and solace of darkness trace. Journey of shared tears A path of forgotten love-- Heartbeat of my dreams. #haibun, #haiga, #haiku
She sees his face in the white of moon In azure reveries, she feels his soul holding her in the indigo of night .. In the hush of sleep, his lips ignite in a moonbeams song..eyes caressed by starlight- humming a lullaby .. a jasmine rhapsody on a stardust cloud She inhales the scent of his tranquility as he lulls her to the hues of the night They breathe together to become complete A sacred blending of two souls Waltzing across the starlight. In the light of dawn, as the sun laughs into her eyes she finds a memory living in her heartbeat a temptation of hope.. Flaming into an endless devotion.