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 (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.
25 thoughts on “Wandering words, or: Meandering meanings”
That’s really beautiful. 🙂
🤍 Thanks, Terveen 🤍
Your alliterisens are captivating. It looks hard. I tried it. It IS hard! Thanks for sharing your creativity, David. Beautiful!
It actually is quite hard for me, which I didn’t expect! It’s the syllable count that makes it particular challenging, I think…
“Fingers feeling for lightless letters on keys” Just love this line David! 😁❤️👏
💕 Thanks, Ken! 💕
love the poem and the visuals, you rose to the challenge well David … now off to find me a star!
Was your search fruitful, Kate? 🙂
still looking David, my imagination has taken a vacation without my permission …
Words wandering after meandering meanings…all the time. (K)
❤️🧡💛 Kerfe 💚💙💜
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.
me too 🙂
this form has presented me with a learning curve!
‘words wandering after meandering meanings.’ 😍😍😍😍
🤗😘 Diana 😘🤗
This one was wonderful 😀 I really loved it! Perhaps I should take a leaf out of your book and try some new forms of poetry other than my rhyming ones…
And here is my next free verse:
I think it’s lovely – and I even like its shape 😉
Ah thanks, the shape’s actually something I made on purpose 😉
I assumed so 😀
did make me think of “brisk breeze blocks” which would have ben an interesting twist 🤣
🤡 Pete 🤡
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Words wandering after meandering meanings ….. is so beautiful and evocative.
✨🙏✨ Reena ✨🙏✨