Indira Renganathan

Alankar(Decor)-259 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

The Trilonnet is a 14 line invented verse form that doesn't claim to be a sonnet.
Created by Shelley A Cephas who offers two options in meter and rhyme scheme.
The elements of the Trilonnet are:

a 14 line poem made up of 4 tercets followed by a rhymed couplet.
metered, iambic, either pentameter or tetrameter.
rhymed abc abc abc abc dd or abc cba abc cba dd.

1Angelic Dream
(Tetrameter- abc cba abc cba dd)

When some angels came in my dream
With widened eyes I was surprised
Wished to see them in real sight

And I told an angel one night
'Come in real all well this wise'
He promised to bring the whole team

Awaiting the angelic team
Daily I stayed awake well poised
But only in vain every night

Upset by no angel's true sight
I gave up my wish agonised
Every night I slept with no dream

Yet one day my nap felt bit nudged
God! ! no dream, at last all converged

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2Angelic Dream
(Pentameter- abc abc abc abc dd)

When a team of angels came before me
I didn't believe it as truly true
Pinched myself to test if it was a dream

One angel came smiling to talk to me
Told, 'come, to heaven we are taking you'
'Yes', I set out, but lo, caught by a scream

I thought I would not be seen by any
But mom screamed'who're they? where they're taking you? '
'To heaven' I said.Mom's eyes were agleam

Upset more I backed out with a sorry
But mom went with them throwing a wry 'you'
Missing mom was wanted in next day's scream

'How would people believe me and this news'
'Pray mom returns to tell about her cruise'

Topic(s) of this poem: angel, dream

Comments about Alankar(Decor)-259 by Indira Renganathan

  • Aniruddha Pathak (1/27/2020 6:13:00 AM)

    Lovely, informative, interesting, useful.
    And what fantastic poems!
    Full marks Indiraji.

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  • Valsa George (1/16/2020 6:45:00 AM)

    A highly imaginative poem.....! It is rendered in such a way that I can see a HOST OF ANGELS before my eyes! I visualize your stealthy return and your mother's bold venturing into the journey with the angels. You want the people to believe your words about the visit of the angels and wish your mother to affirm her journey with the heavenly band! A beautiful write that deserves top marks. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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