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TRP PPL and Haiku heights 16th january 2011

The earlier poems are in the page Free Soul.

This is for Sensational Haiku Wednesdays @


her hazel eyes
shining soft and bright
hid the deception.

Sharmishtha basu

For Poetry Potluck held by Amanda, Kavita and Jingle @

this week the theme is: Languages, Signs, and Symbols!

gypsy lady (A Rispetto- first try)

she sat in a trance so serene
her hazel eyes reading me
the gypsy lady made a sign
towards the next chair for me
her language was not known to me
she drew a symbol just for me
on the table with a small chalk red
her fingers painted words unsaid.

Sharmishtha basu
17 .1.11

Thanks a lot Raj @ for teaching me the splendid form Rispetto. In her words:

Form Rispetto ~ A Rispetto an Italian form which is a complete poem of two rhyming quatrains abab ccdd. Syllable count is 8 per line


this week its Insomnia

and good, old Thursday Rally for poets held at Jingle’s @

Jingle’s angel and our precious Thursday Rally for Poets is one year old now. Hooray to the child and her mother! May they both be blessed with pure goodness in endless amount!

This week jingle asked for two poems, first one is for a specific theme: POEMS and ME

my entry for it is a triolet:

Poems and me:

an outlet of emotions
whirling inside my heart
in oh so many visions
myriad hues of passions
its poetry that unchains
that fluttering bird of art
it softly removes its chain
lets it fly out to your heart.

ABAA ABAB (is the rhythming rule of triolet), line no 1,3,4,5,7 rhyme and line no 2,6,8 rhyme. In case of any type of confusion please Google- I am a rookie in form writing.

Sharmishtha Basu

The post for accepting my favourite award Perfect Poet Award for week 36 is:

A tanka (my first attempt). This again I learned from Gayle (

the woods

I stopped by woods
feeling the absolute peace
every movement talked
told me hundreds of stories
history was unraveled.

Sharmishtha basu

How to write one? Some people write English tanka in five lines with 5-7-5-7-7 syllable to approximate the Japanese model. I too am using that style.

The nomination! The toughest part, on this special week, when Thursday Rally for Poets have completed one year I will give this flower to the most deserving person, Jingle herself. Thanking her for bringing us all together and giving us so many priceless friends.

Those of you who don’t know the address of Jingle’s website (BIG GRIN) :


A bookworm transformed into an addicted writer. I love to write and illustrate them myself. By love I mean love, no half-hearted relationship, a full-fledged, passionate love, I can’t pass two days in a stretch without writing/painting (cyber), just feel empty like lovers do when their lovers are away on a tour! Even though I am thoroughly enjoying self-publishing with amazon, but if you like my work and want to publish my works in your magazine, books or better if you want to publish a book of my works please make me very happy by contacting me. Or if you want to sell my works on commission basis only!! contact me, I will be quite relieved. Honestly writing and selling your own work is a very BORING combination. So you are more than welcome! Mail me, or go to- my blog (I have 16 blogs in wordpress, all active, some on daily basis, every one on weekly basis screaming and vowing my LOVE for writing and painting- this one is first-born, so special) (You will get the link to my remaining blogs there) or you can check out my ezines- monthly- And if you want fb you can go to my page, linkedin- my email id and I am in goodreads and completelynovel too I guess I said enough about myself, right? You will forget if I stuff too much here, so if you are curious to know this humble creature just join me in my blogs :)

79 thoughts on “TRP PPL and Haiku heights 16th january 2011

  1. Glad to see you learn a new tech writing in poetry.

    super beautiful piece.
    Thanks for the tag for poets rally…

    I will place this link in poetry with a theme so that other poets read it…

    Happy Friday!
    you are such a muse and sweet friend to me and to my efforts…nothing can express my gratitude to your kind acts…

    you have soaring talents.
    keep it up…

  2. you nominate me?

    sweet, I wish I can write as well as you do..

    I am only half as good as most of the poets in our community…bless you.
    thanks for the love and embrace…


  3. Congratulations for the one year anniversary of the rally, Jingle. I’m so happy to be a part of your creation. Thank you.

    Lovely triolet and tanka, Trisha–they are beautiful. You are learning new forms all the time now.

  4. Trisha, I loved both your triolet and your tanka.

    “that fluttering bird of art
    it softly removes its chain
    lets it fly out to your heart.” – what a gorgeous description of the creation of poetry.

  5. Hello, how are you?
    Simply want to check out on you and offer you our greatest appreciation for your support to potluck poetry. You rock!

    Reminder: week 18 Theme: Languages, Signs and Symbols

    The more you share, the happier we are. Plan ahead and have your entry poem. We are open Sunday 8pm, American Central time, linking in early would benefit your work with more encouragements.

    Hope to see you on Sunday at:

    Let me know via email if you have questions or doubts.

    Again, we treasure your participation and would be great to see you again on week 18.

  6. very nice indeed…..please always enjoy as poetry is one of the best creations to have movement within them..with an imagination of having the writer make you feel like it is your story as well…with love to you my Golden Lotus of God’s Love(+) 🙂

  7. Lovely poetry, Trisha, and thanks for explaining the two forms. And I love the way you acknowlegde other bloggers. What a wealth of inspiration we have through these people who share so much with us. Blessings.

    1. I so agree with you. we have such a marvelous group of friends that i dont need any prompts outside our circle. you all act as my inspiration and muse.

  8. sharmistha, beautiful i loved it and thanks so much for the explanation…I just started writing and know nothing about form…so you were my frist teacher here! thanks!

    1. I am really happy that it helped you. I got this idea from other blogger friends, who add the rules under their poems.

      Hope you too will have fun writing formal poems, i am having lots of fun.

      best of luck!

  9. Loved the Tanka poem which spoke in much silence and told many things. Which other place except in nature do we find visual and aural beauty. Nice imagery created.

    1. Thanks a lot Ramesh, you will be surprised to know that i have visited your blog and read your poems atleast a dozen times but you dont allow anonymous comments, so i am deprived from the joy of posting comments there.

  10. lovely illustrations for the words .. liked the triolet most .. thats one of my fav form of poetry .. enjoy it much !!!! 🙂

  11. A series of beautifully written words. I enjoyed reading your post. Beauty can be very deceiving, but also magnifying. Have a wonderful week :).

    Congrats to Jingle and all Thursday Poets Rally Poetry participants.

    1. Very true, external beauty is to please eyes, there is no second question about it, but before giving our heart to it we should take a look under the skin.

      1. Thanks a lot jamie. you are a wonderful person, a priceless friend.

        compliments from talented persons like you mean lot to me. it gives me the guts to try.

  12. Gorgeous Tanka I have experimented with them a few times you’ve mastered it here. I love your Gypsy poem reminds me of the Gypsy carnival I went to as a child and of my fortune-telling. And wonderful haiku as well all lovely!

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