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IV . Hindi Region: Triveni

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Posted October 25, 2010 - 09:48 PM

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The Triveni is a relatively new form introduced by Gulzar, poet and Oscar award winning lyricist who won for best original song in Slum Dog Millionaire. The form is a popular 3 line verse mostly written in Urdu or Hindi. It uses the sher of the ghazal and adds a third line with a totally different perspective. It is a sort of Indian haiku without the syllable count.

The Triveni is:
  • a poem in 3 lines.
  • written in lines of equal length.
  • unrhymed
  • written with a sher or complete closed couplet, a poem in itself. And concluded with single line which is an observation of the first 2 lines from a different perspective.
    At the Office by Judi Van Gorder
    The everyday routine of the office humms on and on,
    questions, quotes, sales and claims document my day.
    New lines for a poem flash from my computer screen.

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