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Ultra-modern poetry

We have come a long way in our journey of  A to Z April Challenge and  Global Poetry Writing Month, therefore now is the time to see how much the recent technology has shown its impact on Literature and importanatly; poetry. To know that, you must see

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poetry. Modernist poetry in English started in the early years of the 20th century with the appearance of the Imagists and slowly towards the end of the 20th century, electronic literature developed as a genre due to the development of hypertext and later the world wide web .

The present generation has given a new dimension to poetry with due respect to the traditional formalism and ornate diction. I am not so lucky to have attempted one but I would like to present a sample of ulta modern poetry:

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Happy last week of the April Challenges 🙂

Tanka for the Earth day

Presenting another Japanese form for this month; i.e, ‘waka’  or ‘uta’ also known as ,

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In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line, but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units : 5-7-5-7-7.

Have a look at my Tanka which I am linking to the Day 22 prompt of Napowrimo for #Earth day:

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Acquired all riches,
from natural resources,
Man lucky enough
As biodiversity,
built past centuries perish

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Senryu

Ahh this was tough to choose ofcourse. I was head over heals with Sestina, a highly structured French verse form of poetry consisting of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy (thirty-nine lines). The end words of the first stanza are repeated in varied order as end words in the other stanzas and also recur in the envoy.

But….considering the  A to Z April Challenge and  Global Poetry Writing Month for limiting to the shorter forms since i have already had few long ones(couldnt help it ), i took up

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No less beautiful form,it is a short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure, however, senryû tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryû are often cynical or darkly humorous and satiric while haiku are serious.

So,here is my hand at Senryu :

The stench of human  
 jealousy  Interrupts the 
  sweet   scent  of  success 

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I promise to do a sestina soon 🙂

Rhymes for kids

Poetry quenches everyone’s thirst for enjoyment, but the most benefitted of the lot are kids. Even before kids get to nursery, the singing of

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makes them eat their food, play around and sleep too. They donot generally have a meaning but have a strong rhyme to be composed into song for children to enjoy it. Here is one of their favorites for you:

 

This old man, he plays one
He plays knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays two
He plays knick knack on my shoe
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays three
He plays knick knack on my knee
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays four
He plays knick knack on my door
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays five
Don’t play knick knack on that hive
With a knick knack paddy wack 
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

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