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Roland Petrov : Writing

Beer is Proof

Beer is Proof

A Poem by Roland Petrov


This is a kyrielle, a French form that Richard introduced me to. The kyrielle has a spiritual component to it, hence the beer. I was inspired by a Lag..
Red Siren

Red Siren

A Poem by Roland Petrov


I was introduced to this Welsh poetic form by Richard (of course!). My attempt is based on a California zinfandel wine I tasted, Red Siren, and on the..
Happy Meal

Happy Meal

A Poem by Roland Petrov


I wrote this light hearted attempt at blank verse in a bar while sitting next to the garnishes.
YUCATAN (Blank Verse)

YUCATAN (Blank Verse)

A Poem by Roland Petrov


Cenotes, pronounced with three syllables, are sinkholes on the Yucatan peninsula. While visiting the pyramid at Uxmal, my guide clapped his hands and ..
Desert Mountain View on Rare Rainy Day

Desert Mountain View on Rare Rainy Day

A Poem by Roland Petrov


It rained in the desert today, and my view of Mount San Jacinto was the inspiration for my very first Triolet.
I'm Warning You

I'm Warning You

A Poem by Roland Petrov


My first attempt at a ballade turns out to be the ballade of an arrogant narcissist. Thanks, Richard, for challenging me yet again.
Parched

Parched

A Poem by Roland Petrov


My first English Sonnet is a tribute to the finely crafted cocktails of Palm Springs, the desert city I work in. Thanks to Richard for his dogged dete..
My Pantomb for Faith

My Pantomb for Faith

A Poem by Roland Petrov


My first pantoum. Thank you yet again, Richard!
A Batty Teatime Riddle

A Batty Teatime Riddle

A Story by Roland Petrov


I wrote this piece for a contest called "Alice". I didn't win.
I believe....

I believe....

A Poem by Roland Petrov


A Senryu. I had the pizza in the photo in Tijuana: goat cheese and hibiscus flowers!