Month: July 2016 (page 1 of 4)

Be Unstoppable (poem): Daily Post Prompt

travel to me
be waves on high seas
be unstoppable…
bring to me faraway fragrances
be the gentle breeze
be unstoppable…
nourish my being
be a sunshine’s gleam
be unstoppable…
flow to me
be the cascading stream
be unstoppable…
descend upon me like blessings
be the auspicious moonbeam
be unstoppable…
fall for me
be the rain that forms creeks
be unstoppable…
but also catch me when I fall
be the solid ground
of consistency and stability…
please stop for me…

©Seema Tabassum 2016
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This poem was written for The Daily Post Prompt: Unstoppable
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/unstoppable/trackback/

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/27030/posts/1101535435

Barren (poem)

Do you dream of holding my hands
like I do…
does it get overwhelming this longing
like it does…
the rivers have all dried
and the springs have disappeared…
desolate is the land my eyes see
for the rain the dew the blessing
that is you is missing…
I am losing words now…
words the only medium
through which I have some hope
of touching your heart…
I’m losing those too
and this is a battle…
a struggle
to be burdened by the weight
of unrequited love…
then by the weight of words
that I keep to myself…
and now the words that don’t come
for they have lost faith
in the fact that they will be heard…
barren lands eyes see…
parched heart my blood flows in
it gets thicker with the salt of my tears
dissolving and soaking up moisture from it…
everything is closing up on me
slowly but certainly…
I am facing a major crisis…
please come and rescue me…
only the rain of your words…
your refreshing presence
will bring back life
to this dying heart…

©Seema Tabassum 2016
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This poem was written for The Daily Post Prompt: Crisis
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/crisis/trackback/

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/27030/posts/1100265507

also check my friend Sumyanna’s Blogpost on the same,it’s great

Drifting Contemplations: Rain #2 (micropoetry)

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Mesmerised #2 (poem)

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I fell for your lies…
please don’t let the veil from those slide…
for myself it will only help grow more despise…
because I’m staying despite…
for there is no cure to your spell that has me mesmerised…

nothing can drive me away from you…
not the ugly not the truth…
for I’ve grown to love even the dark side of you…
my darling I find your ugly too…
breathtakingly beautiful

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I was challenged by a dear friend of mine on Instagram to write a poem on ‘LIES’
and this is what I came up with,hope you like.

Drifting Contemplations: Seasons Of Love (senryu/haiku)

Haiku…I’m still learning this form of Japanese poetry,so if you find there’s need for improvement please don’t hesitate to let me know,constructive criticism is always welcome,thank you very much.I do love composing these and reading others.

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came summer peaked love
life-filled love singing twirling–

cicadas near death

©Seema Tabassum 2016
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life dampened love’s growth
swelled spaces eroded love–

stream banks in tsuyu

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*Tsuyu is the rainy season which arrives before summer in Japan.

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 morae (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7 and 5 morae respectively,these typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji, or verbal caesura(cutting word).English-language haiku poets think of this as a Japanese form of poetry generally (but not always) consisting of 17 syllables, usually within three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables.In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while in English these usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of the Japanese form. The essential element of form in English-language is that each haiku is a short one-breath poem that usually contains a juxtaposition of images.Most writers prefer poems that refer to nature and social events, but some of them don’t always place an exacting seasonal word in the poem. Furthermore, a few of them compose on one or two lines in less than 17 syllables. Currently the majority of poems in this form are written in 11 short syllables in a 3-5-3 format.
Senryu is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 or fewer morae (or on) in total. However, senryu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryu are often cynical or darkly humorous while the other is more serious. Unlike haiku, senryu do not include a kireji or verbalcaesura (cutting word), and do not generally include a kigo, or seasonal word.It is often said that both forms can be funny, but that if it’s funny, it’s probably senryu. Both can be about nature, but if it’s about nature, it’s probably a haiku. In addition, both can be about nature or human nature. Both can be serious or humorous/satirical. A serious poem about nature is certainly a haiku. And a funny/satirical poem about human nature is certainly a senryu.
information courtesy : akitahaiku.com

Please click here for another post of mine on this form of Japanese poetry.

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