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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

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