Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dreamer- Rictameter Verse

027s-dreamer (1)

You I salute,
Into lands you venture
Where no answers follow questions,
Where questions as two-tongued as vipers are
Whispered in rapid succession
As you hover wide-eyed
In ether land,

You I salute,
Into hearts you venture
With coy ease, prevail forever
With poems that smile through anguish and tears,
Leading you gently on tiptoes
Into his unique world
In ether land

September 30, 2009

© Nalini Hebbar/openmind/2009 - all rights reserved. 

Like the Cinquain, the Rictameter has a two syllable increment with each line, and a two syllable closure. However, unlike the Cinquain, the Rictameter does not stop at eight, it continues with a line of ten syllables, and instead of a two syllable closure, it decreases each line by two syllables per line until the closure. The closure being a repeat of the first line, so it is advisable to make it eye catching and definitive.
The syllable count is as follows- 2R.


Saras said...

Interesting style! I am seeing for the first time. It is quite good.

Nalini Hebbar said...

I love structured poetry coz it is a good exercise...improves ones grip over the English should try it too.