Three Poems (Kyrielle Sonnet, Villanelle, and Pantoum)

Kyrielle Sonnet for George Sand and Frédéric Chopin

Searching for their love ideal

To plant there a dawn so real,

God gave them hope to go ahead

And palm flowers for their dream bed.

In their naked room without windows,

Not touched by the innuendos,

Music was their way to be wed

And palm flowers had their dream bed,

The cradle of their nascent thought

Could cut their main Gordian knot-

Baptism of freedom in the head.

Then, palm flowers had their dream bed.

Searching for their love ideal

And palm flowers for their dream bed.

Villanelle for Rabindranath Tagore

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art

While spurning the resisting linguistic structures.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

In Bengal renaissance, he wouldn’t stand apart.

To West, he introduced the Indian culture.

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art.

Yeats criticized his translation using the words’ dart.

‘Sacrifice’, from prior drama, made a rupture.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

‘Chokher Bali ‘ meant mourning on the widow’s part.

Biology, physics infused his work’s structure.

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art.

He gave his Nobel Prize monies for the schools’ start.

Beyond the limits, he conceived a new culture.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

“Tagore Song” and ‘Baul’ ballads kept his inner part.

‘Tin Sangi’ and ‘ Se’ along Goethe spread culture.

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

Pantoum for the Dancing Cranes

Exciting, jumping, bowing and voicing

In jerky sequence, their deep possession,

And in the meadow, their high rejoicing

Reflect a sense of controlled aggression.

In jerky sequence, their deep possession

Engendering hope for a free future,

Reflects a sense of controlled aggression.

Their enthusiastic song sounds super.

Engendering hope for a free future

They have elegant and dramatic leaps.

Their enthusiastic song sounds super.

In wing-flapping dances, they play for keeps.

They have elegant and dramatic leaps.

They form pairs of a courtship ritual,

In wing-flapping dances, they play for keeps.

Paired for life, their love is perpetual.

They form pairs of a courtship ritual

Bowing and bobbing for fidelity.

Paired for life, their love is perpetual.

Their ballet shows grace and sincerity.

Bowing and bobbing for fidelity,

Red-crowned, they try to dance in the snow.

Their ballet shows grace and sincerity.

In the light, their movement is sweet and slow.

Red-crowned, they try to dance in the snow.

They are ‘birds of happiness’ in Japan.

In the light, their movement is sweet and slow.

In China, this dance is done by the man.

They are ‘birds of happiness’ in Japan.

Exciting, jumping, bowing and voicing.

In China, this dance is done by the man.

And in the meadow, they are rejoicing.

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