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Antidote and Reconciliation - Two Rictameters


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


I resort to Rictameters when writing about emotions. Here are two of them. The first one is about grief giving rise to anger, and the warmth of love working as an antidote.

The second one speaks to the seeker of something long lost. Something that needs reconciliation with. Something that is found at last.




Ice cold

Bites with venom

That seeps deeply inward

It angers, it frustrates, benumbs

Drives you to unfair loathing and despair

Windows about to shatter, close

And then the warm wind blows

Melts bonds that were

Ice cold

Source of truth

Source of truth


Old book

Pages faded

Browned a thousand fingers

Looking for a name, lost in words

Translations vaguely undone, ink marks smudged

A dried leaf, unblemished, untouched

Brings the name back and forth

Shadowed off the

Old book

© 2020 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on September 30, 2020:

Thank you, Chrish. I am happy that you had a great time reading the metaphors. I am glad to have produced such an effect through my poetry.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 30, 2020:

Hi Ms Rinita,

I'm always amazed with such magical powerful lining of metaphors!!!

I hope you have a great day!

Rinita Sen (author) on September 30, 2020:

Thank you, Ankita. Happy to see that you found meaning behind the poems. Appreciate your visit.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 30, 2020:

Thank you, Lora. I am glad you enjoyed the metaphor. I am truly fond of this form of poetry. Thanks again for reading.

Lora Hollings on September 30, 2020:

What an interesting type of poetry. Lovely metaphors for these emotions. Beautifully done!

Ankita B on September 30, 2020:

Beautiful poems with a deep meaning. I loved it.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 29, 2020:

Thank you, Chitraganda. It's a poet's accomplishment when the reader finds depth and meaning in a poem. Happy to see you today and hope all is well.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 29, 2020:

Thank you, John. Somehow of all the forms, I feel the most connected with rictameters. Please do give it a shot. I'm sure you will churn out something beautiful. Maybe I should drop it as a suggestion for your Poems from the Porch series, that'll get you to try it a bit quicker. Haha. Just kidding. Stay well my friend.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 29, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela. Happy to see you today. Stay well.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 29, 2020:

Thank you Farah. Blessings to you, too.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 29, 2020:

Thank you Jeremiah. Nice to see you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 29, 2020:

Wow! So deep in meaning and thoughtful. Extremely well done, with well chosen words and composition.

Thanks for sharing.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 29, 2020:

Extremely well-done, Rinita. I have never tried writing rictameters. Your poetry here inspires me to give it a try. Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 29, 2020:

I love this poem. It says so much. God bless.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 29, 2020:

Loved both! Stay blessed!

JEREMIAH MWANIKI KILUNDA from Nairobi on September 29, 2020:

Nice poems. Keep it up!

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