Sangeetha & David’s new poetry project
Once upon a time, two poets who’d never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin.
Once they’d completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative journey together; and Sangeetha came up with a fun new idea, which David loved – to explore different poetic forms together, working through the Alphabet from ‘A’ to ‘Z’.
Every week, for twenty-six weeks beginning in January of the year 2022, they would take turns selecting poetic forms beginning with the letter corresponding to that particular week (1=A, 2=B, etc., etc.) and write poems to one another using that form.
David suggested they call their new project ‘Form verses creativity’, and so it began.
A for Alouette
Sangeetha’s Alouette to David
Are you free my friend to play until the end a game of words and rhymes laced all together in fun and feather feelings that come to our minds We'll write to rejoice life's true little joys that make people want to smile want to start to dance as our words romance with warm hearts for just a while
David’s response to Sangeetha
It's so clear to me that we'll always be inspired by one another. The spell's not yet through, so, we'll continue... Let's craft our magic further! True partnership flows, as we've come to know... It's what we've kept our eyes on. Sync'd up stanzas hum; why need their end come? Bright glow ~ Endless horizons!
- Two or more stanzas of 6 lines each
- Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
- Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b
Sangeetha & David’s ‘Form verses creativity’
- The Alouette
- The Balance
- The Candlelight
- The Dizain
- The Etheree
- The Florette
- The Ghazal
- The Hexaduad
- The Italian octave
- The Jue Ju
- The Kimo
- The Limerick
- The Marianne
- The Nocturna
- The Ottava Rima
- The Pathya Vat
- The Quintilla
- The Retrac
- The Sijo
- The Tritina
- The Ukiah
- The Verso-Rhyme
- The Waltz Wave
- X (wildcard): The Lira
- The YaDu
- The Zejel
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!
36 thoughts on “The Alouette, or: Form verses creativity”
Good luck to both. Quite the creative team. 🙂
🤎 Terveen 🤎
touching friendship and such a fun poem you two.
💟 Cindy 💟
Love it! You two bounce off each other well. Keep up the good work/play!
All play and no work make poets sharper 😜
Mark me as a like. (Still don’t see where to mark it on comments. I’m not real bright, David).
Paul, don’t worry about it. And thank you❣️
Thank you dear friend, and Shabbat Shalom back to you. Enjoy the Sabbath.