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April 30, 2012 / Nikhil Jain

“Ting-Ting-Tong” (Double dactyl form)


This is a double dactyl form of poetry and about an always ringing bell.
Enjoy this…

Ting-Ting-Tong! Ting-Ting-Tong!
Door bell rings in the hall,
someone is at the door
as and shouts loud,

From the day to the night
Unintentionally,
rings alone as a all
day raining cloud.

29/30 NaPoWriMo 30/30

About the Form-

This is a double dactyl form of poetry. This form has two stanzas of both 4 lines. The 3 lines out of 4 in stanzas has 6 syllables (one stressed followed by two unstressed syllables ) and last line has 4 syllables with no meter. For more information, just google it.

Description of Poem-

This poem is about continuously ringing bell.
So here is how I used this form in my poem.

Ting-Ting-Tong! Ting-Ting-Tong!
Door bell rings in the hall,
someone is at the door
as and shouts loud,

From the day to the night
Unintentionally,(one word of six syllables)
rings alone as a all
day raining cloud.(rhymes with 4 th line of first stanza)

The bold letters show stressed syllables and remaining are unstressed syllables except the last line of both stanza because they are four syllabic lines with no meter of stressed and unstressed.

So wish that you have enjoyed this poem. Let me know,how was my poem…….comments please.

4 Comments

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  1. stevehallsbooks / May 1 2012 7:28 AM

    All that ringing reminds me of my tinitus. ‘~’

    • Nikhil Jain / May 1 2012 10:21 AM

      Then how are you now sir? I mean….is your tinitus cured?

      • stevehallsbooks / May 1 2012 4:06 PM

        No… I’ve had it for over 40 years. But I’m so used to it, I don’t always recognize that it has flared up. At most, it is an inconvenience I have to deal with from time to time. Thanks for asking.

      • Nikhil Jain / May 1 2012 5:39 PM

        Oh God! Thats very bad. You are strong hearted person,sir. I pray to God that he will help you with this disease.
        Thanx for being here, sir.

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