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Open Up

Open up and bloom,
Let your fragrance awaken
spring from autumn gloom.

Open up, don't droop
the winter chill has made way
for silken sunshine.

Open up your womb
to let a butterfly seek
your lovely pollen.

Open up and swing
till autumn trickles the leaves
to protect your seed.

Seasons come and go
yet soil will keep your fragrance
through eternities.

Open up and blush
charm the world with your beauty
within and without.

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Structured: Eastern
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
How does this theme appeal to you?
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I love it all with that repetitive "open up."
I've noticed you've followed the 5-7-5 haiku, while only S2 L1 goes off
"open up, not languish"...6 syllables
I suggest
Open up, don't fade ....(I pronounce "don't" as one syllable)
so this makes it again a 5-7-5 stanza again.
Thumps up. This is really a lovely writing and theme. I thought the last two stanzas really great!

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Appreciate your visit and pointing the blemish in S2L1. I will go correct it in a jiffy. You are spot on, i have attempted the sequence of 5-7-5 and since I have read in a comment that though Haiku and Senryu follow the same sequence, Haiku necessarily is connected with nature, I have experimented to keep the theme connected with nature, though in abstract it is an appeal to release bottled up feelings and emotions. I would like to know if I have achieved that...

The repetition of "Open Up" is deliberate to bring in an element of persuasion.

Your appreciative comments are like tonic for my attempts to continually improvise...

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Honestly I read it differently. But I very much like you subtle subtext. Re read it, I could enjoy it even better, and it's perfume goes sweeter.

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This is a wonderful poem which I could use as a reference. Learn something new again.. 5-7-5 haiku. Thank you, Rula for pointing it out.

Alid

Thanks Alid for your visit and appreciative comment.

As you must have noticed, it is always a great help here when fellow members like Rula & Ian have done here take time to read, point out the blemishes and offer alternatives

regards.

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Loved the great go at keeping the 5-7-5 throughout your write, it is very hard to do this.
It's picky picky here:-

Open up your anthers = 6
Open = 2 Anthers = 2
Open your anthers = 5

Just a minor thing, Take care talk tomorrow,
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Thanks for stopping by and pointing out the blemishes. I was not aware that chills is 2. I will go and do the edits suggested by you.

You too take care, your comments are always welcome.

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Anthers is a two syllabic word...An/ thers
But chills is a one syllabic word ...each "vowel sound" makes one syllable

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I think that the syllable counter takes Chills as "Chill is", so it gives it two syllables.
I will stick with your one, for this word and have edited my comment to go with this.
Thanks for your work here, Yours Ian.T

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So find more reasons to believe in others..

if you like to keep the flow of "Open up" why don't you simply use "buds" instead of "anthers"
This way you'll keep the flow and won't affect the meaning.

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I have noted your comments and suggestions about syllable count about "Chill" "Anther" and will recheck on those and edit. In fact I checked out just now and find that I have already edited the lines having those two words in a manner that the syllable count is maintained at 5-7-5. If you notice any more blemishes, please do comment on the same, which are always welcome

Thanks a lot for your visiting again and leaving these suggestions. Very much appreciated.

Regards.

raj

raj (sublime_ocean)

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to keep the flow of the "open up", but it's up to you of course.

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I couldn't have agreed with you more about keeping "open up" through and through but the problem is that generally "anther" as a singular is generally not used...let me scratch my head on how I can maintain the 5 syllable count in that line..

Thanks for taking the time to return here and leaving a comment which is always appreciated..

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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"Buds" would keep the meaning and solve your problem, but you know better, I'm sure.

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but buds would not connect with the "pollen" in line 3 of that verse..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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I found a way to have "Open up" in S3L1 as you have been suggesting...does it now get your nod?

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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I very much enjoyed this Raj, really brought sunshine
to my dull grey day, and colours too,
even conjured up Spring for me.
An unusual way of putting it too.

Very nice.
Don't quite understand the grammar of the last two lines though?

Love Ann.

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

So nice of you Ann to find time to visit this and leave an encouraging comment,,,it is truly appreciated because i have a high regard for your knowledge and skills in matters related to poetry...

ever since i read your blog a few weeks ago..i fully agree that tee poems i write as an amateur are thoughts..ideas...which are already somewhere..i just pluck them and try to put them in words. in the best possible way i can...as an amateur trying to pick up skills...even though English is not my mother tongue which at times is a limiting factor...

as for your your comment about the last line.."than bottled within" i have tried to express that set your fragrance (emotions/feelings) free (open up) than choke them up..i do agree that it would have read better as "than bottled up within" but then i did not use "up" to keep the syllable count to 5 in that line....your thoughts on that please?

Please feel free to critique whenever you find time to read through my attempts...which would be most welcome..

Love and warm regards,

..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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so have you helped me too
as I slept all these days through
none knew
your poetry is just beautiful

loved

Thanks for the read and your appreciative comments. I keep trying to improvise.

Regards

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Help me improve too
in life
learning is a never ending process
we all learn from others mistakes
as life is too short
to make all mistakes
others have already made
to be convinced
such errors
can be committed
by them
as we alone
have now experienced
this poetry
is a kind of
modern edition

loved

I appreciate what you have said about continual learning process and agree with it completely..Thanks again for your encouraging remarks..

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

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I really loved this but I have to say the very last line it doesn't work for me, I cant get that thread to connect it to the previous lines, I wont go into the syllable count LOL I don't have time tonight I am time poor, I wish I had more time but I am so busy with life that I cant scratch myself lol

nicely done my friend

love and hugs JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

Thank you for finding time to re-visit and your comment. I shall be tweaking this one up taking into account various suggestions and comments and hope it turns out better..

much love and hugs..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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This is a great poem my friend don't take my comment to mean that its anything less just thought that with a stronger last line the poem would finish with more gusto

love JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

I certainly will work on the finish since you and many others are unanimous about it...

much love n hugs....

raj (sublime_ocean)

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As proposed by you and others, I have now changed the concluding stanza. Please let me know if this works better now.

much love and hugs..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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I think it works beautifully lovely poem my friend.

Love and hugs JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

come back for a second visit. I agree with JC.

Alid

Knowledge is a gift, health is wealth...

Appreciate your taking time and your appreciative comment. Good to know the change in the cncluding Haiku worked ..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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