Vainilla

Vainilla

A Poem by Roland Petrov
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My first attempt at Rhyme Royal, verses of 7 lines in iambic pentameter with a rhyming scheme of ababbcc. Papantla is the vanilla growing area of Mexico; thus, my title's Spanish spelling.

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Revere this orchid's capsule of the gods:
exotic royal flavoring and scent.
The Aztecs found the secret of these pods,
which turn cake into manna, heaven-sent!
To find fresh beans, Papantla's where I went.
    With vine-like orchid I came face to face,
    and plucked a heady pod of tropic grace. 

© 2016 Roland Petrov


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I have learned two things from your piece Rolan, rgyme Royal and there is a vanilla region. It's now top of my list of places to go once we can go anywhere again. Imagine the smell of a whole region of vanilla! I'd ever leave 😊
Your words not only painted the picture, but baked and served it 😊

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A charming, light-hearted piece. If not for your note I might've thought the title was a pun on "vain." :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Enjoyed this little piece of vanilla heaven. I also learned something from your informative poem, both about poetry and where the vanilla pod grows. Vanilla scented candles and milkshakes are top of my list. Thank you Roland. All the best.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have learned two things from your piece Rolan, rgyme Royal and there is a vanilla region. It's now top of my list of places to go once we can go anywhere again. Imagine the smell of a whole region of vanilla! I'd ever leave 😊
Your words not only painted the picture, but baked and served it 😊

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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I much admire your taste and style sir... another most enjoyable morsel and true...

Neville

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Years Ago

I got a pass on this one; everyone likes vanilla! Thanks, Neville.
Neville

4 Years Ago


dont they just :)
royal, exotic, passionate look at the haves who start looking at themselves as gods...while the little people are blinded by glow...overwhelmed by the scent. of
vainilla....

j.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Years Ago

That's how it undoubtedly started out. I wasn't thinking socially, politically, or economically as I.. read more
Beautiful form and delivery. Much applause!

Posted 6 Years Ago


interesting affair.
well written

Posted 7 Years Ago


I have to say, the title had me expecting something else! :-)

I like this and pretty good considering it's a first attempt. You are brilliant with poetic forms where as I tend to stick with free verse. However... is line two not missing a syllable in order to be iambic pentameter?

Posted 7 Years Ago


Roland Petrov

6 Years Ago

It all depends on how you read "flavoring"; I read it as three syllables. How are you, Johari?
Very cool. I like this form.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hahahahaha.....wow,...that sounds so lovely and perfect....I love this playful little write...I could almost smell the vanilla aroma in this one, and see those pods growing in desolate mexican valleys.... The rhymes are spot on!
Well done! Added to favourites! :)))

Posted 8 Years Ago


Roland Petrov

7 Years Ago

Thanks, Moon's fairest!

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Tags: vanilla, Mexico, Aztec, tropic, rhyme royal

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Roland Petrov
Roland Petrov

Desert Hot Springs, CA



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