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I am a native of India, 79 years old. My two sons live in Detroit.MI and Charlotte NC and a son and a daughter in Canada. My grandson lives in Atlanta GA. I was born in Dwarka (Where Lord krishna ruled), had been a professor and Head, Department of English, N.A.Arts College, V.Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. After retirement as a professor and Head of English in 1994, I split my time between India and North America.

 I visited France on a cultural mission in 1989 and presented a scene of the French dramatist Moliere's La Tartuffe in Paris.I also visited UK, Scotland and Ireland. I am a life member of the World Academy of Arts & Culture and attended its convention at IASI, Romania in October, 2002 and 25th World of Congress at Los Angeles in August, 2005. I also attended 4th Encuentro Internacional Literario at Montevideo, Uruguay in April, 2003.

I have been awarded the honorary degree of Litt.D -by The World Academy of Arts and culture at Los Angeles (USA), in 2005 (UNESCO sponsored).

My poems are published in Algeria, Australia, Argentina, Canada, India, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey, USA, UK, Uruguay and Zambia.

My contest on Tail Rhyme-Updates

Blog Posted:7/31/2011 5:10:00 PM

So New Contest is on Tail-Rhyme. It consists of six lines and two rhymes.

The Rhyme-scheme is aabccb  (six lines)

 (aa) The first two lines of eight syllables rhymes with each other
  (b)  The third line of 4 or 5 syllables rhymes with sixth line
 (cc)  Fourth and fifth lines of eight syllables rhymes with each other
  (b)  Sixth line of 4 or 5 syllables rhymes with the third line.

Here is how it appears on Poetry Soup:

"This is a French form consisting of two rhymes. First there is a rhyming couplet of normally of eight syllables then a third and shorter line. There is another couplet that rhymes with the first one and the sixth, shorter line that rhymes with the third line. This gives us a suggested pattern : aabccb "

The red line is a little bit confusing. It does not rhyme because the second couplet is CC, a different rhyme than aa.

I remember reading Sara kendrick's Tail-rhyme and she pointed to this confusion.

So in short:

First and second lines rhyme with each other and are of eight syllables  i.e. aa
The third line is shorter and of 4 or 5 syllable   i.e.b
Fourth and fifth lines rhyme with each other and are of eight syllables i.e. cc
And the sixth line is shorter and of 4 or 5 syllable and rhyme with the third line  i.e.b

I hope this makes everything clear. Soup mail me if in case you have any doubt.

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 2:43:00 PM
    Well, I'm sticking with aabaab rhyme scheme, but I'll send you an email. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 1:31:00 PM
    so the second couplet MUST be a different rhyme scheme? is that what you want. It is confusing as the site description says the two couplets rhyme yet the site also shows it as non rhyming ( aabccb) I will wait to enter till I know if the second couple can rhyme or not with the first one.

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 10:07:00 AM
    ohhh, dr. ram.. my poetic forms have fiffernet rhyme shemes.. i'll start mine soon hoping i get it right.. i'm used to the a.a.b.b.c., etc style... : huggggs!

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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 11:32:00 PM
    Sounds challenging i shall go check it out...ta Dr Ram xxx

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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 9:35:00 PM
    It sounds confusing on paper, but after reading a few examples, it makes sense.

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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 5:55:00 PM
    Dr. Ram, thank you for introducing us to this new form. The Soup definition doesn't make sense. I did aabaab. Hope that's okay. I was confused by the Soup's definition. If I need to rewrite, that's fine with me. Best wishes to all the contestants. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 5:54:00 PM
    yes thankxx Dr. Ram as under Forms of Poetry there is no example poem but same insructions as to rhyme scheme.. theme will be fun.. good luck with props to Sara as she knows her poetry so well luv..

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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 5:37:00 PM
    I get it, now I need to go try it, another unique one I have not tried before, you stretch our horizons Dr. Ram

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My Past Blog Posts

Updates for contest "Hard Choices"
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New contest on Diamente announced
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My Nonet Contest- a suggestion
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Date Posted: 9/24/2013 4:26:00 AM
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Date Posted: 9/24/2013 12:35:00 AM
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Quatern Contest Judged- New Contest announced
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Update on Quinzaine contest
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Updates ...2 on Quinzaine Again
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Quinzaine Update....
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Balassi Stanza contest
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Photos referred to in my Poem "Tree-Ghosts of Purandhar Fort
Date Posted: 9/19/2011 9:38:00 AM
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Date Posted: 8/31/2011 4:15:00 PM
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Date Posted: 8/27/2011 9:15:00 AM
Contest: Rhyme Royal
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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/29/2014A Great Blue HeronFree verseanimal,bird,
9/28/2014The Himalayan PinnaclesFree versebeauty,nature,
9/26/2014A Ravaged RavenFree versedark,
9/25/2014Cool withdrawal from loveSonnetlove,love hurts,
9/24/2014Eyeful, Handful and SoulfulSonnetfantasy,
9/23/2014God's Kind of PoetryFree verseappreciation,god,
9/23/2014The death-bed of a dayFree verserelationship,
9/23/2014Death, a Reincarnation of the SelfFree versedeath,
9/22/2014The LighthouseVerseappreciation,
9/21/2014Cowboys in badlandsFree versecowboy,
9/21/2014CascadedFree verseallegory,romance,
9/19/2014Divine InterventionFree versedevotion,mother,
9/19/2014Behold Him, Holy is the LambFree versefaith,religious,
9/18/2014A Special MemoryFree versememory,
9/17/2014I am a 3Than-Bauknostalgia,visionary,
9/17/2014Desired TruthTetractysdesire,
9/16/2014Death is but a slumberFree versedeath,desire,
9/16/2014Anath, the warrior goddessDizaingod,mythology,
9/13/2014She Fell In Love And The DangerTrioletlove hurts,
9/11/2014One Autumn DayFree verseautumn,beauty,
9/10/2014The Lady in GloomRhymeloneliness,longing,
9/10/2014A Magical TouchEthereeintrospection,love,
9/8/2014Driving of a busy mind on a busy roadFree versefunny,humorous,

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