::Smiles of a summer night::

Radiating through violet shadows
resplendent rays of moonlit charm
Smiles of a summer night.

 

Velvet moss on pavement grey
elegant shimmer of crystal stream,
Radiating through violet shadows,

Maple adorning colors of Fall,
bedecking a world, still and calm,
resplendent rays of moonlit charm.


 

Butterflies engaged in spirited plays
Gently rings the memory bell, like
Smiles of a summer night.

Poetry form – Cascade






* Written for Jingle’s Thursday Poet Rally

Accepting the perfect poet award gifted by Jingle in week 30
* Image : google
 

** Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:
a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C
To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).



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