RHYMING WOES written by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com



written by: Dilip Mohapatra



There’s a fancy dress party at the den of the owl,
The playful partridge informed the pretty peafowl.

The black pigeons who served the French legion
Invited the whites from another region.

The high soaring king of the birds, the mighty eagle
Brought along with him his only friend, a Beagle.

The nomadic scavenger the cunning crow
Who lived only at a stone’s throw
Brought along with him the chirping sparrow
Who flew in with his little bow and arrow.

And then came the swinger swan with the drunken duck
In company of the proud pelican singing cluck cluck.

All of them dressed up for the fanciful show
Land up at the Owl’s place but the doors were locked you know.

And rolling his eyes said the owl
with a scowl
how can we party in peace when the hyenas so howl
and the panthers do prowl!



This is the outcome of a dream in which my granddaughter Ira accuses me of writing my poems in blank verse and not in the traditional rhymed style.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally.
Currently his latest, a Professional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold.
He lives with his wife at Pune, India.
Dilip Mohapatra

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