Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -165


Was I Born With.....(Echo Sonnet)
The Echo Sonnet is:
lyrical.
a quatorzain made up 3 quatrains followed by a couplet.
metric, iambic pentameter.
rhymed with a double refrain. A1bbA2 accA2 addA2 A1A2.
composed without pivot. Because of the double refrain, the poem seems to be revolving, ending where it started.

Was I Born With....

Was I born with a goal to win in mind
Like those gifted beings that race and goal
No, no child is ever born with a goal
Nor on death can I seek one in dark blind

Birth to death this life runs in untold kind
Where and when it will end its role who knows
My goal- not this game of mystery-shows
Nor on death can I seek one in dark blind

Life and death- who the causer? asks my mind
Does my grey soul that ceaseless toll for Him
For this birth I have no great goal to aim
Nor on death can I seek one in dark blind

Was I born with a goal to win in mind
Nor on death can I seek one in dark blind

Submitted: Friday, August 02, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013

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  • Padmaja Iyengar (8/2/2013 2:08:00 AM)

    An excellent, philosophical poem. Thanks for sharing and also providing informative notes, Indira. (Report) Reply

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