Wandering words, or: Meandering meanings

An Alliterisen

Silver stars sparkling up above pensive poet
Trees trembling as brisk breeze blows through gnarly bifurcations
Fingers feeling for lightless letters on keys
Elbows resting upon stiff, supportive table top
Tongue tasting tangy, satisfying sounds
Words wandering after meandering meanings
Squinting through thick leaves, sees self sitting 'pon a star

The Alliterisen

The Alliterisen (Complex and Rhyming), a form created by Udit Bhatia, is a simple seven-lined poem with a specific syllable pattern and two alliterations per line. For example: Glorious Graves, and wonderful waves. Alliteration is the succession of similar consonant sounds. They are not recognized by spelling, but rather by sounds.

Click HERE for the syllable structure.

25 thoughts on “Wandering words, or: Meandering meanings”

  1. “Fingers feeling for lightless letters on keys” Just love this line David! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  2. Though I do like the alliteration of the wandering words and meandering meanings, I prefer the perspective of the pensive poet upon a star sitting, sighing and scribbling sonnets and sijos.

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