Abecedarian Poetry Variations - For Ann's Challenge

Updated on July 26, 2019
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

The Challenge

Ann, through her informative article on Abecedarian Poetry, issued a challenge to write a variant of the style where every word begins with the same alphabet. I humbly include two poems, one in response to the challenge, and another, an Abecedarian poem of my own.


Emblems Long Gone
Emblems Long Gone | Source

This poem depicts the story of Edward, who has a unique habit of collecting physical emblems belonging to or in some way connected to dead people. He tries his best to preserve his collection, but eventually fails to prevent the aging emblems from being set free by centuries of wear and tear.

Every evening eerie Edward
Enshrines enigmatic emblems
Encapsulated, etched
Emboldened, enlarged epitaphs

Edging effortlessly
En-route emerging eagerness
Energetic Edward embraces
Environmental envies
Ensures eons emancipate

Diary of a Cheater

Every Cheater's Reasoning
Every Cheater's Reasoning | Source

My second poem attempts to bring about the reasoning that a cheater in a relationship persuades himself/herself to believe, while also expecting the world to agree.

After bathing carelessly
Decides Ethan
Foregoing going home
Is jolly kind

Love means no obsession
Perhaps quiet rebellion struggles
To unhinge vices
Without x-raying younger zeal

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Rinita Sen


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      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        2 weeks ago

        Thank you Tiyasha. Form poetry has always amazed and inspired me. You should definitely give this style a shot. Happy you visited.

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        Tiyasha Maitra 

        2 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        I love both of them. I have never tried Abecedarian poetry. But you have inspired me. It's tricky and you have done a great job.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 months ago

        Thank you manatita. Yes sometimes comments disappear. There is some kind of bug there. The performance poetry sounds great. Thank you for introducing me to the 'lantern' poem. I will give it a shot for sure. Thanks again.

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        6 months ago from london

        Can't see my contribution written before. Great poetry and nice ideas from Ann.

        I was saying that we do something similar in performance poetry. It's called the Alphabet Poem and it goes from A to Z. Write me a 'lantern' poem. Since you seem a creative, then hopefully you will relish the challenge. It is a small poem and you can read about it on the net.

        Your second poem is deep!

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        6 months ago from london

        Your second poem is deeper but I like it. The first is very popular among us poets. We call it the Alphabet poem going all the way from A to Z.

        Like all works of poetry, it has it's purist and then those who may use the occasional word or two for embellishment and flavour. You reaching out. Cool! Write me a @Lantern' poem. Peace. A 'lantern poem.'

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

        Thank you, Mark. Great to have you on my page. Glad you enjoyed the poems.

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        Mark Tulin 

        7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Interesting theme, cheating in a relationship, and you did it well in your poem. Enjoyed both.

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        Rinita Sen 

        7 months ago

        Thank you, Bill. Appreciate your kind comment.

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        Bill Holland 

        7 months ago from Olympia, WA

        A wonderful response to Ann's challenge, Rinita. On a side note, totally unrelated, you have a beautiful smile in your profile picture. A kind, gentle face.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        10 months ago

        Thank you, Li-Jen. In this case, the vocabulary had to carry the story, and I am glad I could come up with something. Ann's challenges are great!

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        Rinita Sen 

        10 months ago

        Haha, Verlie. That was the intention, to share some good laughs. Am glad you got the sarcasm behind the second one. It's been a while so I am glad to see you, too. I am a bit behind but I will soon catch up with your latest works. Thanks again my friend.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        10 months ago

        Thank you, Pamela. Your visit is much appreciated. I wasn't sure if I do these either, but they just flowed into my head somehow. You should certainly give these a go.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        10 months ago from Sunny Florida

        Great job of meeting Ann's challenge. I have not tried yet, but it looks difficult.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        10 months ago from Canada

        Hi Rinita, I got a laugh out of these posies, especially the second one, love the whimsy and the sarcasm. Good to see you!

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        Li-Jen Hew 

        10 months ago

        I agree with Ruby too. Your vocabulary is awesome. Interesting structure and great that were able to express what you wanted in a creative way.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        10 months ago

        Appreciate your visit and comment, Ruby. I am an admirer of your work.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        10 months ago

        Thank you, Ann. Glad you liked my response.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        10 months ago from Southern Illinois

        Your poetry is delightful to read. Your choice of words is excellent.

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        Ann Carr 

        10 months ago from SW England

        Well done, Rinita!

        I love your response to my challenge of just one letter - and a story to go with it!

        The abecedarian one is great too - love the caption!

        Thank you for rising to the challenge.



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