Sangeetha & David’s new poetry project
Once upon a time, two poets who’d never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin.
Once they’d completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun idea. Beginning in January ’22, they took turns selecting poetic forms beginning with the letters of the alphabet (A through Z) and wrote poems to one another using those forms.
Upon completing that second project, Sangeetha suggested they go through the alphabet once more but in their new series, for every letter of the alphabet (A through Z), they would select not only a poetic form but also – a keyword for each poem.
Eventually, they completed their third series and decided to embark on a fourth towards the end of 2022. This time, taking turns, they would create their own poetic forms for every letter of the alphabet (A through Z), and exchange poems, as they’d done before.
For ‘D’, Sangeetha created the ‘DoReMiDo’ form.
I wonder why we travel on without a map while life goes by Fall into all possible plots ~an adventure always on call One step begun with heart in hand hoping we may Run into fun Let's do our best To flow with tides, enjoy the ride. Rest. We are blessed.
May I just say- life's confusing; all conclusions- they wash away... Trite truths indict those that push them as cocksure; but- might they be right? Meanwhile, I lean t'wards- maybe so... how do you know? ~keen truth to glean. So, museful, slow, I observe; and I contemplate- though truth brings woe.
- 4 verses;
- 4 lines in each verse;
- 4 syllables per line;
- 4 corners of each verse (syllables 1, 4, 13, 16) rhyme;
- It looks like this:
axxa xxxx xxxx axxa bxxb xxxx xxxx bxxb cxxc xxxx xxxx cxxc dxxd xxxx xxxx dxxd
Sangeetha & David’s ‘Creativity forms verses’
- The Atoz
- The Beyonder
- The Ckackackonance
- The DoReMiDo
- The EX
- The Fibonacci Sapta
- The Golden Drill
- The Helipad
- The Inetersperse
- The Juxtadecasec
- The Keywyrd
- The Ludo
- The Metanome
- The Numberhyme
- The O(c)tlier
- The Polymono
- The Quadrenz
- The Rainbow
- The Syllibole
- The Telegramophone
- The Updise
- The Verisimili~me
- The Wiggle Waggle
- The Xtraverse
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!
22 thoughts on “The DoReMiDo, or: Creativity forms verses”
Definitely going to give this form a go. 👌
Wonderful; please let me know when you do❣️
Fun wonderments and poetry you two! 💗
🙂 thanks, Cindy! 🙂
Absolutely David! ❤️
These days we have gps
But our inner compass
Should be so refined
Always to direct true north
I simply enjoyed Sangeethas advice
🍃So, museful, slow, I observe; and I contemplate- though truth brings woe.🍃
I love the strength and the courage to do just that despite the woe
New Pastures New Pastures to unveil.
Amazing! Thank you so much🙏🤍
Thank you 🙏🏼🤍
You are most welcome 🤍
Pronouncing the poetic form gives me a feeling of a classic dance DoReMido and a bull fight.
😍🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻😍 ~ that’s so clever!
Thank you David ❤
A classical scale 🙏🏼
Clever and quite enjoyable!! Makes me want to give this form a try!!!
💗🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💗
You must 🙂
Delightful – both.
😻 Dolly 😻
Fun verses. 🙂
🤍🙏🏻 Brandon 🙏🏻🤍
🖤🙏🏻 thanks, Molly 🙏🏻🖤
💞🙏🏻 D. A. 🙏🏻💞 ~ thanks