Labyrinth

Labyrinth

A Poem by Bhavya Kaushik
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Tetractys, A Tetractys is an age-old English form of writing poetry which was created by the late English poet Ray Stebbings. It is basically a five-line poem of 20 syllables with a title.

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Labyrinth (Mirror Tetractys)

 

 

 

Love,

You left

Without me

To the unknown.

Leaving me behind in an obscure town!

 

Here I’m haunted by daemons of our past.

So…come back soon.

Stop me to

Become

-Me.





© 2012 Bhavya Kaushik



Author's Note

Bhavya Kaushik
Tetractys is an age-old English form of writing poetry which was created by the late English poet Ray Stebbings. It is basically a five-line poem of 20 syllables with a title, arranged in the following order: 1,2,3,4,10.
Whereas, a Mirror Tetractys is a form with two 5-line stanzas consisting of a simple Tetractys followed by a reverse Tetractys. Thus, it should have a syllabus count of: 1-2-3-4-10 : 10-4-3-2-1 :)

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I kinda see form as a restriction that one can set themselves. It means it's easier to fail, but when successful can be all the more impressive according to a specific standard (easily comparable etc.) I think you've done very well, I look forward to reading more of you, and perhaps to learn more about form through your skill.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Bhavya Kaushik

5 Years Ago

Thank you :)


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I really love the form and how it complements the subject of the poem. Adhering to that structure and conveying a message succinctly and effectively takes both effort and talent, so good work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

3 Years Ago

Thank you ma'am! Appreciate your words a lot :)
Yes! Exactly, my friend. it's hard to convince yourself to stop looking back and calling someone from the past ... I felt it right there! you suddenly quit fighting the urge of revisiting your old daemons, though you'v got to be careful it's very dangerous back there.

Good luck.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Hey! Thanks a lot :) I'm glad to know that you enjoyed reading it :)
Short but hearttouching .I love this poem .Try some rhyme next time .maybe it will fulfill the missing ingredient


Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Ah! No man. I don't like to rhyme. It sounds childish to me. Also, a Tetractys doesn't need to rhyme.. read more
Ankit Mahar

4 Years Ago

You are welcome brother. And forgive me cause I was not having any information about Tetrsctys .
You say a lot with very little, I really appreciate this form of writing. Intrigued and curious to read more of your work.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Appreciate your words a lot :)
Here I’m haunted by daemons of our past.
So…come back soon.
Stop me to
Become
-Me.

Awesome! This is amazing,
I love the emotion in this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Appreciate your words a lot :)
This is pretty good :) I like it :D

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Appreciate your words a lot :)
Stormie Sky

4 Years Ago

your welcome :)
Nicely done...I have never written a tetracty...I will have to try one sometime.
SyberRose

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Appreciate your words a lot :)
thats a wonderful composition Bhavya :-)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Appreciate your words a lot :)
You constantly amaze me mate! Its amazing just how much I learn from you... great work :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Bhavya Kaushik

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Appreciate your words a lot :)
amazing sir..

Posted 4 Years Ago



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Bhavya Kaushik
Bhavya Kaushik

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