Once I was…

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I was a river – once flowing freely,
Was a part of the nature lovely…
Through the mountains n plains…
But, I have now become waters still…

From hills to plains I tread paths,
Paths for lives of people of all sorts….
Taking in all their prayers n pains…
But, I have now become waters still…

I have blessing the plains with silt,
Making them fertile, n set for cities built…
Absorbed all the dumps n drains…
But, I have now become waters still…

All my takings made you sick,
To the nature rules you never stick,
Bound me inside the dams n slains…
But, I have now become waters still…

I am the base for your survival,
Respect me and let me follow the trial…
I’m filling myself with rains…
But, I have now become waters still…
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A Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines), and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only eight syllables. There is no limit to the amount of stanzas a Kyrielle may have, but three is considered the accepted minimum.

Some popular rhyming schemes for a Kyrielle are: aabB, ccbB, ddbB, with B being the repeated line, or abaB, cbcB, dbdB.

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Author: Sri Sudha K

So many things keep me busy...but I just found a way to store them forever. There is so much of Telugu in here as I just love my mothertongue....

22 thoughts on “Once I was…”

      1. It fits the image so perfectly! And I think you mastered the Kyrielle… sorry about the spelling if I got it wrong. I only came across it this week on another blog, it’s a lovely poetry form.

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