Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -210 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Faith(Doha)

Doha is a form of self-contained rhyming couplet in poetry.
A doha is a couplet consisting of two lines, each of 24 instants (Matras) .
Each line has 13 instants in first part and 11 instants in the second.

The Doha is a Hindi stanzaic form employing a rhyming couplet with long syllabic lines.The Doha is also used in Urdu verse.
This form steps away from the Hindi tradition of romantic verse and is often written as didactic or used in longer narrative verse.

The Doha is:
stanzaic, written in any number of couplets.
syllabic, each line is made up of 24 syllables and is paused by caesura at the end of the 13th syllable,
making the line two phrases of 13 and 11 syllables. The couplet can be arranged as a quatrain breaking the line at the caesura.
commonly used for proverbs and/or for longer narratives or didactic poetry.

Faith

1. An eagle hovering high in the farther space above
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Down a bird keeping vigil on its new chicks

A hunter spreading the net waits for his prey of food
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Faith is the only God for the bird and chicks



2. A man in deep meditation trying to reach god
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -caught in fog an aircraft trying to find land
A volcanic eruption scaring people vacate
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Faith is the only God for man, aircraft, all

Topic(s) of this poem: social


Comments about Alankar(Decor) -210 by Indira Renganathan

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/3/2015 12:31:00 AM)


    Thanks for the valuable information
    Added to my poem list as an informative piece
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  • Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 2:55:00 PM)


    Thank you for the lesson and for the wonderful Doha (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015


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