A to Z Challenge Poetry

#YaDu: The Sea #atozchallenge

Turquoise blue sea
invites me in
to flee the world;
Arms unfurled wide
I jump, following the summer tide

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (29 April 2017)


The YaDu is a Burmese climbing-rhyme verse. Each of the stanzas —maximum three in all— has 5 lines. The first four lines have 4 syllables each, and the last one can have 5, 7, 9, or 11 syllables. The last two lines rhyme in the usual way. The climbing rhymes occur in syllables four, three, and two of both the first three lines and the last three lines of a stanza. There should be a reference to the seasons since the word YaDu means ‘the seasons’.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

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  • Diane Weidenbenner
    29 April 2017 at 5:27 am

    What an interesting poetry form – the YaDu! I must try it sometime. I like the photo you included as well. Found you through the A to Z Challenge. Hope you have a good weekend. Stop by if you get a moment: http://www.dianeweidenbenner.com

  • LadyInRead
    29 April 2017 at 4:13 pm

    this is certainly a new poetry form for me.. and glad to be reading all this today – Poetry Reading day!!
    LadyInRead @ MyRandRSpace – Day 29 & YummyY.

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)
    29 April 2017 at 4:51 pm

    A new poetry form for me, too. Makes me want to jump into the ocean but, alas, I live many miles from one.

  • shubhangi srikanth
    29 April 2017 at 4:58 pm

    That’s beautiful.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

  • Rajlakshmi
    29 April 2017 at 6:49 pm

    That’s an interesting form… Never heard of it before. Loved the imagery you painted ?
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    29 April 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Yet another new poetry form for me and I am looking forward to writing on all of them soonest!! Your understanding of the forms is so amazing its reflected in the brilliant poems you have been composing all this month.

    Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
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  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    30 April 2017 at 12:25 am

    Quite unique in terms of rhyme scheme… and the local element as well as the ‘must have seasons’ part provides quite a challenge.

  • Soumya
    30 April 2017 at 1:18 am

    Ah summer. You have interpreted this beautifully 🙂

  • Shilpa Garg
    30 April 2017 at 2:10 am

    A form of poetry where you need to express only about seasons… interesting!!

  • Sreesha
    30 April 2017 at 3:19 am

    That’s a very interesting and unique form…

  • Vinodini
    30 April 2017 at 3:58 am

    Ah! I wish I could do the same. This almost had me throwing my arms wide. 🙂

  • Shalini
    30 April 2017 at 4:23 am

    Loved the little poem you wrote 🙂 I wish I was staying close to the sea!

  • Suzy
    30 April 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Beautiful picture and nice poem. Interesting poetry form.

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