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IV Hindi Region:. The Yama

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Indian Verse
Regional Verse

The Yama is named for the Hindi god of death and is a stanzaic form found in Berg's Pathways.
The elements of the Yama are:

  1. syllabic, written in 6 syllable lines.
  2. stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  3. rhymed, rhyme scheme x a x a, x being unrhymed.
  4. a poem of death, grief or sorrow. It can be expanded to include simply a poem of loss. (even of a season)
  5. titled.

     


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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A Yama

Father - Daughter


He willed his lungs to breathe
despite the searing pain
refusing to give up
til he passed on his reign.

Those who loved him gathered,
each, in turn, said goodbye
I among the vigil,
helplessly watch him die.

Withheld was my pardon,
I could not give him that,
my love ever tempered
by our stubborn combat.

Years after he had gone
forgiveness came to me,
too late to tell him so
too late to set him free.
               ~~Judi Van Gorder


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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