I Remember (A Cascade Poem)

poetrybymich ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ฅits day 2 of NaPoWriMo Scavenger hunt…let’s write a “cascade poem” today with a theme on looking back the first time we fell in love..

I Remember (A Cascade Poem)

i remember how ’twas when we first met
a lingering smile from a not so distant sight
there were butterflies in my stomach for the first time.

your thoughtful gaze what i adore the most
your straightforward confident look i couldn’t forget
i remember how ’twas when we first met.

my world stopped, my heart skipped a beat
and i couldn’t take my eyes off you so a kept
a lingering smile from a not so distant sight

your voice, oh! your voice ’twas a soothing lullaby
and i was a like a newborn baby enjoying taking solace
there were butterflies in my stomach for the first time.

NaPoWriMo Scavenger Hunt #2

Cascade

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

For Val’s Scavenger Hunt #2
https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2022/03/30/looking-forward-to-poetry-month/

11 Comments

  1. murisopsis says:

    Well done!! I think this one captures the whole falling in love moment perfectly and the cascade reinforces the emotion!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you so much Val๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜šits day 2 and i am really having fun..

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  2. beautiful flow dripping in expectacy and love Mich!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Cindy๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Sadje says:

    Itโ€™s a beautiful, romantic poem Mich. i enjoyed reading it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you so much Sadje..

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re most welcome

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you chuck

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  4. writingwhatnots says:

    The Cascade is perfect for revisiting memories – and such lovely memories tooโค

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes, it is perfect for themes like remembering …thank you..โค

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