tribulation

i
fingered it
felt it in my bones
his forms were tangible
all

my
first endeavour to shape-shift
was brought to nought
out of cocoon,
finned.


My first attempt at ‘Mirror Oddquain’. Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1  in five lines only as a poem, developed by Glenda L. Hand. Mirror oddquains – a two stanza oddquain sequence of the pattern 1/3/5/7/1  1/7/5/3/1. Thank you much Goutam for imparting the knowledge of this verse to us.

Published by Smita Ray

Smita Ray is the mother of two lovely kids and hails from northeastern India. Her perpetual displeasure arising from the hypocrisy in the society underneath the semblance of religion, culture as well as the conditioning for compliance urged her to put down the impressions in her mind. In her spare time, she likes to have some culinary adventures along with her kids trying new recipes or crafting. She describes herself as -- a soulmate, a life alighted on the earth catching the rhythm passing by her. A tinge of joy colours her world and lays its feet on the land where revellers are awaiting her to get into the groove.

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