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Picture Perfect

Gracefully gliding, reaching you in sky,
Chasing all notes on air in sublime rhyme,
With shining leotard, my wish is to fly.

I feel every rhythm from time to time,
The sweet smiles lift every spirit so high, 
My magic fingers draw a paradigm.

Tiptoeing on the ice, so cold and dry,
Most chilled pirouette, impressive in sight,
Everyone wishes me for one more try.

“My picture”, I look wistfully in sigh,
I stand with shaking knees, my dance is wry.

Aug. 17,2013 11.05pm
by Leonora Galinta


Note: 
Terza rima is a verse form composed of iambic tercets (three-line groupings). The rhyme scheme for this form of poetry is "aba bcb cdc, etc." The second line of each tercet sets the rhyme for the following tercet, and thus supplying the verse with a common thread, a way to link the stanzas.

My first terza rima poem. This poem was late for the contest with the theme, "Picture Perfect" so I entered it in the other contest.


Third Place
Contest: Metrical Verse
Judged: 9/20/2013
Sponsor: Poet Giorgio Veneto

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:53:00 PM

    Hello my sweet sister... stopping by to say hi... and follow up on this awesome contest.. host by G... nice Metrical verse win... a great perfet picture yes it is! xoxo....:) luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:40:00 AM

    Terza Rima is a beautiful form, and you've done so well here, dear Leonora. This is a very charming write! A huge Congrats on your win,, love always, gautami

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 9:07:00 AM

    ...and a well crafted, perfect poem...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:02:00 AM

    Congrats on winning the place in the contest, Leonara

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:27:00 PM

    I'm sorry you missed the contest, Nikko. I can't even keep up with the contests here sometimes! thanks for your lovely note. I think you have a very busy life, sweetie. Sometimes you disappear for days at a time. Anyway, this was very nice. I loved especially the imagery in the first stanza. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:33:00 AM

    I'm sure this would have done well. I am glad I stopped by to read it. You are a winner in my book.

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:38:00 PM

    your not the only one who missed a contest by minutes. nice try.

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 8:24:00 PM

    A very nice picture of gliding, a perfect without doubt. I have no idea about this form but very beautifully done, I feel. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:39:00 PM

    Hello My dearest sis Leo, I have time for a few comments tonight. This will be my first one :-) only cuz you are special, and I was saving this one for a rainy day. I'm sad you did not make it in time for the contest. I know Andrea, would have enjoyed the entry. A picture poet perfect. Love the fun graceful image, and the tiptoeing on the ice. I do hope the shaking has gone away. Love this one, it is a winner in my heart. thanks for always being you. good morning Hugs to you. love always LINDA

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:57:00 AM

    Hi Leonora, A unique write as I'm glad I stopped by to give it a read... Regards, Ken..

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:25:00 PM

    !!!

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 11:45:00 AM

    Picture Perfect indeed!!! beautiful poem of yours my dear friend Leonora..Just dropping by to say "How are you? Have a blessed weekend. mwuah!!! Love/Hugs Maria

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 1:53:00 PM

    very nice.

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 6:05:00 PM

    Hello Leonora, from the looks of it you did it right.. Picture looks perfect. good luck in the contest...SKAT

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 1:58:00 PM

    I am no expert on Terza Rima but this is a lovely poem, well done and thank you so much for selecting my poem Sunset Musing for 1st place in your Poems about Sunsets Contest, I am very honoured. Constance

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 4:11:00 AM

    Great poem in new form to me. Good to see others trying new things and gaining from the experience - well done. Thankyou so kindly for your thoughts on my 'Ode to a rose on a sunset'. Most appreciated!

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 7:45:00 AM

    Cherishing the little things. A touching & impeccable writing.

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:19:00 AM

    Excellent. Very cleverly written. Touching too. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 2:43:00 AM

    - A very clever poem, from the top to the bottom - Beautifully written and touching, dear friend Leonora! - Have a great new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 9:25:00 PM

    This is a phenomenal write my friend, you have brought an ingenious poem to me here Leonora! What a glorious piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:07:00 PM

    hello my dear friend Leonora I hope you are a super fantastic day. first let me say that I appreciate all the lovely comments that you are kind enough to let grace my works. I find that the title is most accurate for this poem, the words and discriptions used by your wonderful creative pen are astounding. I simply love this piece of art. best wishes to you and yours , your friend nathan

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:18:00 AM

    You did good Leonora, you have a way of sharing it to make us see what you see, Skillfully done my friend, I enjoyed it, and thank you for my placement in your contest, much appreciated, love xxx