Learn More

Sadiqullah Khan

A Limerick

Of the cadences high and low,
A beat in rythmic duple, stressed and unstressed.
Counting the syllabi in the line ending, feminine,
In expanse or softness or an upbeat sounding man’s.
The iambic is the beginning and the verse is blank.
The rhymic order is in lower case abba or abab.
The sound musical is in four letters.
A square is a square, place it straight or upright.
In pentameter the expression goes wild,
In hexameter the form gets Greek.
A brawl or a soldier’s story is limerick.
The humbler the form the lesser the meaning.
Who follows the rules, have tides in emotion,
A feeling in intensity or lost in the nature.
Love’s sweet fables or the soliloquy of mother.
The morning breeze or the pause of dew.
A sonnet though has lines fourteen.
A stanza is like a room to converse.
You have brought down from nature just few.
All poetics are thus in beats and off beats.
Is all human experience can be counted so less.
Her tongue and my tongue and all tongues.
Thus knoweth rules so scarce.

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: love and art

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Limerick by Sadiqullah Khan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love .., Pablo Neruda
  9. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. remplaçable, Lubinda Lubinda
  2. Human Nature, Merton Lee
  3. Those Moments Of Weakness لحظات الضعف هذه, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Money (Cedi), Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  5. Off the Rez, Smoky Hoss
  6. As an emigrant كمهاجر, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Two Little Boats, Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  8. The Golden Swan, Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  9. As a passer-bye, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. Love is Blue, Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
[Hata Bildir]