Saturday, October 14, 2017

A rose has died

A rose has died in the garden
I shall bury it now
For it now remained a burden
Not to be given thou.
"I want to live," it might have screamed,
See the sun shine, it might have dreamed.
I want to live
I want to live
All filled with love, it might have brimmed.

©Chandrajit Mitra

P.S. The form of poetry employed is known as "Trijan Refrain" which is a nine-line poetry form with the syllable count 8-6-8-6-8-8-4-4-8 and the rhythm pattern A.B.A.B.C.C.D.D.C. The first four syllables of the fifth line are repeated as double refrain in lines seven and eight.