In the book Leap Into Poetry: More ABCs of Poetry, written and illustrated by Avis Harley, you'll find descriptions and examples of many different poetic forms. This week I want to try writing a poem that uses karanamala. Here's how Avis defines it.
Karanamala: word repetition from one phrase to another, linking the ideas together.
Here is an example.
Katy-DID-katy-DID, how did it begin,
your summertime magical musical din?
egg to larva and dream the song
larva to adult and make it strong
adult to wings and shape the art
wings to rubbing and play their part
rubbing to song then fiddle and bow
katy-DID-katy-DID is all that I know ...
Poem ©Avis Harley. All rights reserved.
I hope you'll join me this week in writing karanamala. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.