The .jpg version: [link]
For the "Two forms, one theme" contest [link]
(this took about a week to write)
The first form is Magali Shairi
, and the second form is a pantoum
The poem can be seen in more dimensions. From up to bottom, it follows the growth of a tree from seed, and then the tree itself from branches to roots. From left to righ it follows the tree in the cycle of seasons. And yes, it actually IS a tree in its form.
The Magali Shairi is read in lines, so I underlined the breaks in each verse when I wanted to adjust it to the shape of the tree, so you won't get confused in which direction to read. The lines also mark the cesura in the verse.
The rest is actually 3 pantoums, which can be read as a whole from up to bottom, with some parts common to two, or all of them.
About the whole poem, I would really appreciate some feedback from those of you who are native speakers. As English is not my first language, it's hard to me to distinguish if some formulations aren't awkward or overused - I rely on words I know to pronounce to make my rhymes.