Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rippling through my heart



When did this all start
this heady rush of feelings so stout
rippling through my heart

Waves of hope peeping out in part,
hidden behind veils of doubt
when did this all start

Time tries hard to thwart
cascades of joy that pour out,
rippling through my heart

Gushes of pain ink life's chart
even as peace surges in to ease bout,
when did this all start

Like a colorful work of art,
emotions seem to swirl about
rippling through my heart

To revel in the ride and steer the cart;
I just need to find out -
when did this all start
rippling through my heart.




P.S - This poem is my first attempt at Villanelle. A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

Picture is  from Google images

8 comments:

  1. Nice poem. Never hard of Villanelle until now. Thanks for introducing this.

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    1. Thanks SG, I too came across this recently.

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  2. That is a b'ful Villanelle! I love writing these poems too :)

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    1. Thanks Ankita, glad you enjoyed my take :) Will take a look at your blog soon

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  3. Nice to read such rhyming poems.Well done.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Sarala.

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  4. Beautiful poem. Thanks for introducing us to Villanelle.
    How have you been?
    I used to come and check a few times long time back, didn't see any updates, so I stopped. I have also stopped blogging, pure laziness.

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    1. thank you so much Rama :) I have been blessed, motherhood keeping me busy all day and night for more than a year now :) I hope to resume blogging, currently in the middle of a move from Portland to Boston, so lots to blog but no time.

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