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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Keepsake : A Triolet (Letters from the Soul #11)


The waves of time wash away every sign and name
The keepsake blooms in the messy room of the heart;
Rumi's poetry and ghazals in rain ignite the flame,
The waves of time wash away every sign and name
Memories are hazy; the telepathy remains the same. 
The way twin flames communicate is a mystic art
The waves of time wash away every sign and name
The keepsake blooms in the messy room of the heart.

© Purba Chakraborty 
12.04.2018


Note: This is a triolet. It is a French poetry form, dating back to the 13th century. A triolet is a poetry form that consists of 8 lines. Within a triolet, the 1st, 4th and 7th lines repeat and the 2nd and 8th lines repeat as well. The rhyme sequence of a triolet is: ABaAabAB (capital letters represent the repeated lines). 


13 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    A style I have used myself on occasion; not quite as effectively as yourself, though - this is lovely. YAM xx

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  2. Sooooo - gorgeous. What an absolutely lovely poem.

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  3. Lovely. Mine is a also a 'Messy room the heart. ' Will revisit when I am in a nostalgic mood. Great writing.

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  4. Very nice, Purba. Rumi's poetry also ignites my flame.

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  5. You captured the essence of time in the triolet beautifully dear 😊

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  6. This rings so true!! Loved this beautiful expression, Purba!

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  7. The way you describe the beauty is so lovely. Splendid poem

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  8. True..the heart is indeed a messy room! A short and lovely poem Purba.

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  9. Loved it. I like to read Rumi too. love these lines "Memories are hazy; the telepathy remains the same.
    The way twin flames communicate is a mystic art"

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  10. Beautiful triolet. Loved reading it.

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  11. Very nicely done. This is so lovely Purba!

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  12. I liked the feel of this form of poetry and you have done justice :) ps, I'm a sucker for rhymes, whatever may be the rhyme scheme!

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