I for Inspiration



What gets you through the day is motivation
What sees you through a lifetime is inspiration
Pearls of wisdom coined to inspire
An idol so perfect to admire
Lessons well- imbibed saw him through
He has left a treasure behind for you

Take that example placed before you
Make it a source of constant motivation
Crest and trough to sail through
Keep in sight your inspiration
Every good to learn from and admire
Some deeds and many words that inspire

 A successful idea may also inspire
And for life may stay with you
A success story to admire
Pointers to take for self-motivation
Take it to heart for inspiration
And from the stereotype break through

Sea of Nay-Sayers you got to sail through
And one day see that you inspire
Others look up to you for inspiration
One day that idol could be you
That day give others liberal motivation
Shine through for them to admire

The mundane no one will admire
The rules you got to break through
Aim high with recharged motivation
Do the new to inspire
With experience there’ll be a wiser you
And one day you’ll be the inspiration

One life well-spent is inspiration
That which the world will admire
Let the talent dormant within you
Rise and break through
Your deeds must shine, inspire
Be the next generation’s motivation

If what sees you to success is inspiration
In the making of an idol for generations to admire
What keeps you going is self- motivation


This is a SESTINA: 
Is a highly structured poem consisting of 6 six-line stanzas concluding with a 3-line “envoi”, for a total of thirty-nine lines.Rather than simply rhyming, the actual line-ending words are repeated in successive stanzas in a designated rotating order. The prescribed pattern for using the 6 line-ending words is:
1st stanza 1 2 3 4 5 6
2nd stanza 6 1 5 2 4 3
3rd stanza 3 6 4 1 2 5
4th stanza 5 3 2 6 1 4
5th stanza 4 5 1 3 6 2
6th stanza 2 4 6 5 3 1
envoi 2--5 4--3 6--1
 The sestina dates back to the Middle Ages when it was adopted by the Italian poets of the Renaissance (Dante and Petrarch), and is often used by contemporary poets.

 This poem has been written especially for the


  




Comments

Rajlakshmi said…
interesting poetry form... haven't tried Sestina yet...
beautifully expressed ...
I was WONDERING about the structure, knew there WAS one, but glad you laid it out!

Inspirational.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team
mrsnesbitt said…
Thanks for such aw onderful poem & an explanation of the structure too. I chose inspiration for my post too! A good example of great minds thinking together eh?

As a teacher I always tried to motivate & inspire - only time will tell!

Denise
ABC Team
Beautifully written ! Such poems are not at all easy to write. Fantastic !
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T F Carthick said…
Nice on Vibuthi. Real tough task to keep up to these exotic rhyme schemes. As usual I guess I should add some critical feedback too. I feel whereas people maintain a clear flow of ideas in prose, people tend to take the liberty of beating around the bush and going in cirlces in poetry. I find this poem falling in the same trap. Have not read any authoritative sources on poetry that says poetry should have a clear direction but I like them that way.
Nanka said…
Beautiful Sestina Vibzz!! This is your second one I think?? Great work!! Lots of meaning. Took inspiration and have attempted one myself. :)
Rumya said…
Profound thoughts and deep meaning too!! Great job!! And congratulations on the Blogadda TT pick!! :)
@ Rajlakshmi: Sestina is beautiful to read and compose too..Do give it a try and let me know when you do. would love to read it. :D
Thanks for the compliment..:)) TC
@ ROG: Thanks for visiting here and iM happy that you are inspired by my humble attempt..:D Hope to write morein the future..:D
Thankyou Ruchira, Rumz and Nanka.
Am so happy to recieve such sweet compliments..:D

@ Tf: you are most welcome to fully criticise my work. Every reader has the right to do so but few take it up..:)
I have always felt poetry was born to be different and gives the poet full liberty to express in a style that suits his heart the best. 'Beating around the bush' you call it? LOL
I have just gone with the flow.
:D
Thanks for your visit and time devoted to my work.
Am obliged..:)
TC my blogger dost
Vibhuti B said…
@ ROG: Thanks for visiting here and iM happy that you are inspired by my humble attempt..:D Hope to write morein the future..:D
The Fool said…
Nice on Vibuthi. Real tough task to keep up to these exotic rhyme schemes. As usual I guess I should add some critical feedback too. I feel whereas people maintain a clear flow of ideas in prose, people tend to take the liberty of beating around the bush and going in cirlces in poetry. I find this poem falling in the same trap. Have not read any authoritative sources on poetry that says poetry should have a clear direction but I like them that way.
Rajlakshmi said…
interesting poetry form... haven't tried Sestina yet...
beautifully expressed ...
Rumya said…
Profound thoughts and deep meaning too!! Great job!! And congratulations on the Blogadda TT pick!! :)

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