#HarrishamRhyme: Over #atozchallenge

What happened to us I often wonder
Together we’d planned to see life to the end
Romance faded, as did the spell we were under
Eroding the time together we would spend
Growing apart was our biggest blunder
Giving no chance for our relationship to mend

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (10 April 2017)


Harrisham Rhyme, created by the female poet, Harrisham Minhas, belonging to the State of Punjab in India, is a six-line rhyming stanza. In this form, the last alphabet of the first word of each line is the first alphabet of the first word of next line. The rhyming scheme is ababab

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

27 thoughts on “#HarrishamRhyme: Over #atozchallenge

  1. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Poignant piece, Babby. Yes, that time to mend is important too, not drifting apart when misunderstandings happen.
    Noted the form and its details, and will try this soon! 😀

  2. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow! I liked how the words flow smoothly while following the rules of the Harrisham Rhyme. Very interesting, Sanch!

  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow! I like how the words flow smoothly while following the rules of the Harrisham Rhyme. Very interesting, Sanch!

  4. Vinodini says:

    Wow, this technique sounds complicated to me. You seem to be adapting each of these methods of writing so effortlessly!

  5. Shalini says:

    Last letter of the first word, that is complicated! How did people come up with this, I wonder :O
    Splendid poem, Sanch. Great to see an Indian form of poetry 🙂

  6. Suzy says:

    I like this form. I guess the physical “romance” eventually fades into disillusionment. Romancing the soul is a much better prospect for a lifetime together. But your poem is extremely well written. Well done.

  7. Sreesha says:

    The form is kinda like the game of antakshari, only a lot more complex.
    The story is truly sad. Happens so often.

  8. Menaka Bharathi says:

    The poem flows effortlessly….Don’t you think people fall out of love and the magic between them disappear..Loved the last two lines..Very touching with a profound meaning…

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  9. Soumya says:

    So many poetry forms have originated in India? Wow!

    This post was brilliant and the rhyming concept is easy too.

  10. Reema D'souza says:

    Those last two lines have so much meaning in them. Nicely done. I’d never heard about this form of poetry before.

  11. Shailaja Vishwanath says:

    Actually went back and re-read after reading the rhyme scheme in your explanation. This is so lovely. That tiny bit of internal rhyming using the last letter of each first word is a touch of genius.

  12. Vidya Sury says:

    Didn’t know about this poetry form, Sanch. How nice it originated in India! But then, India is rich that way.
    How sad the poetry is! Regret is a terrible thing!

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