Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -174


Under The Stars(Arkaham Ballad)

Arkaham Ballad can be identified by the last line of each stanza
being repeated as the first three metric feet of the next stanza.
The Arkaham Ballad is:
stanzaic, written in any number of cinquains.
accentual syllabic, iambic, L1, L3, L4 tetrameter and L2 and L5 trimeter.
rhymed, rhyme scheme xabba xcddc xeffe etc. x being unrhymed.
composed with L5 repeated as the 1st three metric feet of L1 of the next stanza.
suited to current events and the news.



Under The Stars

A night stay with the homeless clan
They tried of charity
A group of old and young age trooped
Just to feel how 'homeless'are blooped
On earth with poverty

On earth with poverty nightthrough
With blankets and without
With repellants and without they
Ventured barking dogs to dismay
An event to look out

An event to look out concerned
About the street life's pain
An event that made at the end
Each one to vow to help and tend
Atleast one homeless fain

Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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