Monday, March 19, 2007

Journey of Ink----Deemed Sonnet

starting from nowhere, where does it end?
going on, stopping a while, resting along
saga continues, spirit being so strong-
circles, curves, squiggling at the bends,

stories are told, cut short once more, tend
to go off in a tangent, nothing goes wrong
as it has to travel miles, pausing for a song;
poised above words, jerked out; sends

signals to follow travellers, regaling anecdotes
of various stop over, amusing details retold
again and again which becomes part of lore

to be memorized; recalled akin to a side note
on the margins of a text marked muted or bold
this goes on until nothing is left of ink's valour.


Rhyming Pattern for this is abba abba cde cde


brian said...

I get this sense of sitting around a fire, telling of sights seen and people met. Life lived.

Cocaine Jesus said...

yes indeed, agree with brian. a camp fire tale. a fable unfolding and given mouth to ear for generations to pick up and pass on.

Kai C. said...


david santos said...

This work is very good. Thank you
have nice week

Britt-Arnhild said...

I like to look upon myself as not a tourist but a traveller, which is a big difference.
Your sonnet spoke to my heart and I am copying it into my written diary.
Thanks for leading me your way!

tongue in cheek said...

I am amazed by poetry. I can hardly put two words together that roll softly like a poem...I admire your poetry.

sage said...

Nice job! You are able to use so many different forms, I'm impressed

Keshi said...

A bon fire's tales? wow nice!


Whitesnake said...

Not enough adjectives to describe the sensations that brought about in me.

gautami tripathy said...

brian: I never thought quite like that while I was composing this. I was thinking from the ink's perception.

cocaine jesus: Glad to see you here. Though I ha to brow beat you for it. You visit my gita blog, I know.

kai, david, keshi: Thanks!

britt: Gee, thanks. You are welcome to use it.

tongue in cheek: Oh, you canwrite poetry. Just give it a chance.

sage: Thanks. It is more for myself. I am learning the ropes for now. I can't write sestinas till date and one villanelleis yet to be completed since June 2005.

steve: Thanks buddy!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very, very nice!

East of Oregon said...

hope you have a great week :)

floots said...

time out from my journey
to join you on yours
thank you for this piece of calm thought

Russell Ragsdale said...

Ah, one of my favorite forms. You did a nice job with it so no more saying you can't sonnets. Good work!

Jac said...

Serious but serene !
Drifted in, nice to visit you.

Don Iannone said...

This would be a beauty read aloud!

trinitystar said...

Good rhyming technique ... wish I had some kind of form ...

great story teller
hugs for you.

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks all!

Russell, I am writing sonnets but can't complete my villanelle. So frustrating. There are other forms that I need to learn too. That is only way I can discipline my wavering mind. Writing structured poetry does give me directions when I most need it. Btw, you are one of my inspirations.

polona said...

wow, you're good at whatever form you choose.
enjoyed this one

gautami tripathy said...

polona, sometimes my inner demons drive me to write!