Indira Renganathan


Alankar (Decor) -166 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Dance O' Bird Turquoise(Shadow Sonnet)


The Shadow Sonnet is a fairly recent invented form byAmera M. Anderson. This sonnet uses homophonic word repetition at the start and finish of each line to create a shadow effect.

The Shadow Sonnet is:
metric, primarily iambic pentameter. It has also been described as decasyllabic
a quatorzain that may use the frame of any sonnet such as the Petrarchan, Shakespearean or Bowlesian. Example: if the Shakespearean Sonnet frame is used the quatorzain is made up of 3 alternating rhyme quatrains and ends in a rhymed couplet, rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg
composed with each line beginning and ending with the same word.
composed with a pivot or volta.





Dance O' Bird Turquoise

Dance o'bird turquoise dance- clouds summit- dance
Yell for your friends- out all to join you- yell
Dance o'bird turquoise- light is dimming-dance
Tell the winds- gently soft be breezing - tell

And now clouds clash- their beats- you to dance- and
Mood- monsoon has set up- to set your mood
And look- your pals all ready in set- and
Good rains - gently unfurling- a sign good

Too good a sign- scenting soil blooming too
All chirrups surround- watchers true than all
Ooh and aah- yes- they are ready to ooh
All is well- o' bird turquoise- for you all

Dance- -wind is blowing- clouds are booming- dance
La la la- taralala - la la la


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013


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