Grande Aspirations ⁓  (a poet's longing)

Grande Aspirations ⁓ (a poet's longing)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Nabla Del (a type of concrete or shape poem)

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© 2019 Richard 🍃


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Author's Note

Richard 🍃
"NABLA DEL"
an original poetic form
created by Richard W. Jenkins
© 12 Dec 2001

In the shape of an upside down (inverted) triangle, this form must be centered for full effect, but may be aligned left or right when formatting will not permit center alignment.
There is no set syllable count per line, but each descending line must be reduced by (at least) two letters, until there is one word at the bottom, and a smooth sided inverted triangle has been produced.
12 Lines total are required in the following order:
1 … Opening/Introduction Line
2 … Quatrains (4-Line verses)
1 … 3-Line Closing Verse (triplet)
Rhyme scheme is: x, xbxb, xcxc, xxx (x = no rhyme). But, by author's choice, there can be more rhymes, as long as the required minimum rhyme scheme is met.
It can be a challenge … if you try it, just have fun!
Painting: A young Rembrandt Van Rijn, self-portrait, oil on panel, c.1625

All well-meant, constructive critique is welcome! : )

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Thank you for this wonderful piece. During my days as a promising writer I have always had in mind ways and means of making my writing more appealing by introducing different forms/styles to make my work more versatile. In reading you, the 'master' I am gradually more convinced that somehow this is possible/within reach.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Hello, Lady Kitty,
I is lovely seeing you today, reading and reviewing these rare verses from.. read more



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Very interesting poem. He knows he is great and he knows that his work is so too. A grande poet indeed.
Even if someone doesn't like his work he still loves them and continues to write for the ones that love him.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Week Ago

That is sooo very beautiful, M'Lady!

One of the nicest, sweetest things anyone has ev.. read more
well I have read and come back to this many times and this to me has a familiar ring to it and all I can say is I just keep on the scrawl hoping some of it sticks to the walls and paints a picasso but like all things when done with love its bound to....

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

First, My Friend,
Thank you sincerely for reading and rereading this unique, original poem �.. read more
Interesting poem. I liked the layout of it. I am bad at computers so I don't think I could format it that way.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

Greetings, my fine Asian friend. : )
Thank you for "liking" the layout of this original form... read more
JungLee

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks! Often my friends joke and call me grandma cause I don't know how to do well with computers. .. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

Ha-hah!
Me, too.
as always, brilliant in style & words, richard.
i suppose the triangle could also be done the other way around & have the photo at the bottom for effect.

what do the words nabla del actually mean ?
cheerio carola

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

Hi, Lovely Lady Carola 🌺
Yes, it could go both ways, as so much in life, love, and romance.. read more
You are a accomplished poet, This is wonderful.
I am not good at form writings, now my cousin is pretty good at it.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Brandie, for your lovely compliment on my writing skills and this original poem … .. read more
I just realized I haven't yet reviewed this one, even though had this open all day yesterday for pointers...!
You are such a master in poetic forms, Richard, and this one speaks just a small example of your expertise.
"sit back for awhile
read me again"
That I'll be surely doing ;)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

10 Months Ago

And, Yumna,
I just realized I have never responded to your lovely review for this unusual pie.. read more
Your poem brings a smile to me... the words are seemingly effortless, yet so artfully presented. :)
You are hardly 'plain and simple', love...as your pen is tipped with the magic that is ever on display. I do not imagine that your writings possess any faults, 'sins', as they so perfectly embrace your unique poetic brilliance. And it is recognised as such by all who have the pleasure to 'read' you.
Thank you for sharing this most lovely work. :)

Soft smiles for you...
Ahnjolie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

When a premiere poetess drops by to read and review one of my humble pieces, it is a special occasio.. read more
I would like to pen down for you how I feel as I was reading your beautiful words. I loved it.:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Lilly, ever-so gratefully for selecting one of my little pieces to read, enjoy, and leave.. read more
An original poetic form created by you? How amazing!!!!
There is no critique...It is absolutely lovely. I read it twice!!!!!! I love the shape :-)
Congratulations are in order.
:-)
Sil

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Ah, M'Lovely Sil,
How sweet your is heart to grace my humble work with such praise and accola.. read more
As always you have blessed your readers with a beautifully touching piece of poetry that not only gives us pleasure to read but also shares your knowledge of the different styles of poetry. It is always a pleasure to read your words Richard. I hope you’ve been well my old friend. 🌹💖 - mj

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Mary Jo, for your generous praise and expressed enjoyment of this original poetic form fr.. read more
heavenscentgirl1

1 Year Ago

You are very welcome and blessings to you also. 😘❤️

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