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The Kite

by Gowri Bhargav

A new kite once wished to fly,

I let it go up the sky.


‘Twas tethered to a string below,

I steered it as the wind did blow.


And while it flew as far as it could,

Gazing at it I lovingly stood.


O’er time it enjoyed flying far than near,

Having conquered great heights it lost its fear.


Alas! From my control it yearned to be free,

‘Cause the limitless sky it wanted to see.


Detached, it began to soar,

Traversing heights even more.


Wandering to an unknown place,

Betwixt buildings it lost its pace.


Wounded, it plummeted to the ground,

At last with me it was safe and sound.


This poem written in Con-verse style was first published in Penmancy and won a special mention in the monthly poetry contest held in December 21.



Created by Connie Marcum Wong, Con-Verse consists of three or more 2-line rhyming stanzas (couplets). The meter of this form is in syllabic verse.

Rhyme Scheme: aa, bb, cc, dd, ee
Meter/Syllable Count: 7,7/8,8/9,9/10,10/11,11

This form consists of three or more couplets which ascend by one syllable up to and until you reach a syllabic count of eleven which would contain ten lines. This process may be repeated for a longer verse. If repeated, you must begin your first couplet with the syllabic count of seven again and continue from there.

We were required to pen a 16-line con-verse, in any topic/theme, following the above information about this form. The rhyme scheme is not repeated. Since this is a 16-line poem, the rhyme scheme must be aa, bb, cc, dd, ee, ff, gg, hh. 

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Kirti January 3, 2022 - 10:06 am

Lovely one on Kite… Well written dear

Gowri Bhargav January 20, 2022 - 10:09 am

Thankyou very much.


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