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Strangers' Musings: Rictameter Poems

Updated on August 9, 2019
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Background

The two rictameters depict the thoughts that casually slip in the minds of two strangers who stand side by side, either waiting for a train at a station or traveling in a late-night empty bus. The protagonist in the first rictameter is an old lady with rich experiences in life, who looks at the young woman standing next to herself and drifts off to her own younger days. The second rictameter steals the thoughts of the young woman who admires the older woman and regards her with respect.

Vibrant Youth
Vibrant Youth | Source
Life's experience
Life's experience | Source

The Poems

Her eyes

Shine in the light

Sparkling beauty beckons

The gleeful days of tender youth

I was there, with the world beneath my feet

Waiting for my prince in the rain

Not a care, except love

As flaunts behind

Her eyes


***


Wisdom

Like my granny

Radiates from her frame

Speaks volumes behind her wrinkles

Half as wise, if I ever grow to be

As my hair turns all shades of grey

Kiss I will her chaste palms

And learn of her

Wisdom


© 2012 Rinita Sen

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    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      9 years ago

      Thanks again! Honored to have you as a follower.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      9 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Beautiful rictameter poem.

      Voted up an awesome.

      I'll be following for beautiful poems.

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      9 years ago

      Thank you Vinaya. I personally feel this form of poetry is very expressive. Glad you liked them.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      9 years ago from Nepal

      I have never tried Rictameter, however, I love reading this poetic style.

      Your compositions are wonderful.

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      9 years ago

      Honored by your heartfelt comment, Raci. Have a great day.

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      raciniwa 

      9 years ago from Talisay City, Cebu

      so intense, but you are always intense Senoritaa...marvelous poetry...

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      9 years ago

      Thanks again, Nikki.

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      Beautiful Garbage 

      9 years ago from Louisiana

      very good! and creative. great job!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      9 years ago

      Thanks a lot Deborah. Your comment is much appreciated.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      9 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I loved it.. I had to read it twice and then I rad your explanation and it's wonderful. I really loved the way you set it up.. beautiful writing

      voted up

      Debbie

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much. Appreciate your visit as always :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      9 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Loved your rictameter poetry..Cheers.

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