170×170 day 84 23.7.15

84 23.7.15 rondeau villanelle shardoma gogyohka 170x170


Pretty little imp dances alone

Under the trees seen by none

Her footsteps are just soundless

She walks without any trace

Behind to follow upon.


She comes out of her mansion

Every morning right at dawn

Picks up flowers, fruits, berries

Pretty little imp.


remember she is naughty one

after playing pranks she is gone

so if you see her shun queries

just let her be with her flurries

pretty little imp.




Rondeau Rules:

The rondeau is a form of verse also used in English language poetry. It makes use of refrains, repeated according to a certain stylized pattern. It was customarily regarded as a challenge to arrange for these refrains to contribute to the meaning of the poem in as succinct and poignant a manner as possible. The rondeau consists of thirteen lines of eight syllables, plus two refrains (which are half lines, each of four syllables), employing, altogether, only three rhymes. It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: (1) A A B B A (2) A A B with refrain: C (3) A A B B A with concluding refrain C. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line.


Walk with me

Side by side

Together we will see.


Let life’s sea

Makes us glide

Walk with me.


Waves will be

Our tamed ride

Together we will see.


Scary won’t be

Life’s tide

Walk with me.


From life we won’t flee

We will ride and glide

walk with me

Together we will see.



Rules of Villanelle

A villanelle is an early French form with 19 lines using only 2 rhymes, traditionally broken into 6 verses. It’s kind of obsessive, with lines 1 & 3 repeating alternately, the 4th time as lines 18 & 19 ( 1,6,9,12 are the same line repeated four times & 3, 9, 15 and 19 are the same line repeated four times- the remaining 11 lines of poem rhyme(??) All the examples of villanelle I read in them the remaining 11 lines rhyme 1, 2 with 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 and so on.)


One traditional form of poetry that can be fun to write, is technically easy compared to the most challenging forms, and often surprises the poet with its twists and discoveries, is the villanelle.

Villanelles have been around for at least three hundred years. Its name derives from the Italian villa, or country house, where noblemen went to refresh themselves, perhaps dally with the locals, and imagine that they were back to nature. It seems to have grown out of native songs, with their frequent refrains and complex rhyming.

Let me be

Your friend till eternity

and we will

who stops us

or tears us apart

as long we are true.







Honesty is must.

You will just have to be

honest and true.

If you want a lasting love

or a relationship true.



Gogyohka Rules The form like the Japanese Tanka is five lines long. There are no restrictive syllable counts though lines are supposed to be short and concise and end where the voice naturally breaks. Also other restrictions such as needing to use season words are absent from gogyohka. It is also okay to talk about feelings and other such human matters. Other than five short lines the only other requirement is to use sharp concise images.



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