wind’s breath (a doha)

Once done our breaths will be one with the wandering wind,
our souls will travel without wheels nor with feet.
Yet, before our mortal body decays six feet deep,
may we ceaselessly chase our dream’s unlit street.

03.23.2018
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In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo 2018.
D is for Doha.
The Doha is a Hindi stanzaic form employing a rhyming couplet with long syllabic lines.The Doha is also used in Urdu verse. This form steps away from the Hindi tradition of romantic verse and is often written as didactic or used in longer narrative verse.
The elements of the Doha are:
  1. stanzaic, written in any number of couplets.
  2. syllabic, each line is made up of 24 syllables and is paused by caesura at the end of the 13th syllable, making the line two phrases of 13 and 11 syllables. The couplet can be arranged as a quatrain breaking the line at the caesura.
  3. rhymed, aa bb cc
  4. commonly used for proverbs and/or for longer narratives or didactic poetry.

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