170×170 day 76 15.7.15

76 15.7.15 ballads 170x170

Once upon a time

Dusk and dawn were met

By the sweet tune

Of shehnai at this gate.

 

Beautiful women

In silk and muslin

Walked in these corridors

Floors glowed with pearly Sheen.

 

The walls were painted pretty

There was life thriving in

The heart of this mansion

You now may not see anyone.

 

But if you look closely

You will see, man is gone

He left behind his home

For some reason or none.

 

But pigeons and doves

A few sparrows and others

Made their home here

Where nature not much bothers.

 

The old building saves them

From the fury of nature

And in return of that gift

In his heart they life nurture.

 

 

 

Rules of Ballad: I will request you to explore the rules of ballad yourself. I read quite a handful of them and thought that it’s quite a liberal style of poem with varying size of stanzas and other things. Go ahead and explore them. I have zeroed on two things- telling a story, using four line stanzas with rhyming 2nd+4th line.

 

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