Sheer Poetry!

This post is to share something I had found in some one’s blog (couldn’t find it the second time), who had found it from some American newspaper (don’t remember, all names sound the same to me!) that was hosting some kind of a contest, something that is useful (much to my happiness) in getting rid of that “poetic” writers’ block! (WHEW! Did the sum of all the “some-s” make any sense? You get the gist, right?!)

So. here goes.

THE RULE: You have to write a couplet with a very romantic first line and an equally un-romantic second line! The starker the difference, the better it is!

Here are some that I made up and will keep updating as I make more and more! πŸ™‚


Oh, you are the only one in my life,
Always making trouble and causing strife.


Such gentleness, such beauty, owned by so few,
I’d rather jump off the bridge than marry you!


You, my love. are a beauty,
We got married, that’s the pity.


At your first command, I’ll jump,
And run away like there’s fire on my rump!


You can ignite me with one single touch.
A damn pity that you smell so much!


Love is like new spring, colored by a painter!
Only my marriage has never come out of winter!


The world seems brand new with you around,
Every time I see you, I bang my head on the ground.


I proposed to you ’cause you’re so lovely, Miss
Sheesh, I made a mistake, could you reject me please?


I’ll be coming up with more! Just wait!

P.S. I am rhyming! I am RHYMING!!! πŸ˜€
DISCLAIMER: These couplets have no relevance to my life, yours maybe, but never mine! πŸ˜›

August 26, 2009

I did say I’ll be coming up with more… and now I’m debating the intelligence of that statement… πŸ˜›
Guess, I’ll be trying and trying till I fail!
[Or maybe get kicked (verbally, of course) by the readers]

This was a contest in the Washington Post, I finally got it. You can see the winning entries here, which are almost as good as mine! πŸ˜€


About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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19 Responses to Sheer Poetry!

  1. SiMbA tAgO says:

    hey excellent ones … nice try … will imply on my blog too… can i've the permission??? i mean m jus copying this technique…. rest wil be mine ….


  2. Sreya says:

    You're most welcome to try!
    I'll definitely be reading yours!

    Have fun rhyming!!



  3. Saad Shaikh says:

    hahahaa.. hilarious.. πŸ˜›

    I am sure I will identify with this some time or other.. lol..

    I proposed to you 'cause you're so lovely, Miss
    Sheesh, I made a mistake, could you reject me please?

    roflmao.. πŸ˜€ fabulous.. πŸ˜‰

    waitin' for more.. πŸ™‚


  4. shibarjun says:

    ladies and gentlemen…..lets give up one for this awesome talent


  5. Sreya says:

    @ Saad

    Thanks… I think I will be writing more of these… they are real fun!

    And you identify with these??? Why am I not surprised?! πŸ˜€



  6. Sreya says:

    @ Shiba

    Thankoooo… but then I already said that!

    All I can say is that I am glad YOU are back!!!

    After all, you are my favourite blogger!!!



  7. Samadrita says:

    Hey these are pretty good.Keep writing ^^


  8. Sreya says:

    @ Scarlet

    Welcome to my blog! Thanks for the follow.

    I do hope to see you around, regularly!

    Cheers! πŸ™‚


  9. Sreya says:

    @ Samadrita

    You think? :~))

    Let's see If I can write more. Too much of a good thing is overrated, you know! LOL!!



  10. kanishk says:

    entlemen…..lets give up one for this awesome talent
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  11. Vipul Grover says:

    Hey Nice funny ones:) Thr r many sch funny indian shers too, staple diet of stand up comedians these days evrywhere on the TV..


  12. Hilarious. I have come across this somewhere.. but yours was refreshing πŸ™‚

    Mailed u. Did u get my mail or is it locked up in the spam folder?


  13. Sreya says:

    @ Vipul

    Thanks, I was actually making the couplets as per a contest that was held in Washington Post (I found out after a lot of searching!)


    And thanks also for the welcome at Blog-a-Ton… i hope to turn out to be a good and tough contender! πŸ˜€


  14. Sreya says:

    @ Rohini

    I haven't checked my mail!!! πŸ˜›

    Will do so, right now! πŸ˜€



  15. Paritosh says:

    Hmmmm… I read this article you are talking about. Call it a perk of being a s/w eng. We guys have loads of time to forward such mails (and still no time to honor our SLAs).

    Anyways, before I forget what I am here for (and delve further into the benefits of being a s/w engg)…Your couplets are awesome. Keep it up and come up with some new ones. πŸ˜‰


  16. Sreya says:

    @ Paritosh

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    I left a link as to which were the winning couplets! Think I might have made it there?! πŸ˜€

    And do wander in here time and again!


  17. Yellow Tulip says:

    good ones dear..:)..
    felt like i just had a mint, very refreshing:)..
    thank u for visiting my blog..:)..hope to see u more:)..


  18. narendra says:

    dare say u are a bad poet..this is hilarious my personal favorite…is Love is like new spring, colored by a painter!
    Only my marriage has never come out of winter!

    ill soon be reading more..and the otehrs are also good..


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