Payār: The Self


My perception, built throughout life, sculpts desired belief
Now here I am, caught in the act, I feel one thing, relief 

I am lying, though not to you, or any other, you see,
I lie through time, and the victims, are all versions of me


The Payār is the most common form from the Bengali Region.

The elements of the Payar are:

Written in any number of couplets.
rhymed. aa bb cc etc.
syllabic, 14 syllable lines which are normally broken into 4 units.
4 4 * 4 2
4 4 * 4 2


26 thoughts on “Payār: The Self

  1. I’ve noticed that you get many likes but only a few comments sometimes. I wonder if you scare people off with your encyclopedic knowledge of poetry forms!
    Always happy to be educated by you though!

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  2. Hi mouse,
    I always read a piece of poetry at least 3 times because each time something new occurs to me.
    This one was particularly satisfying, but it took me 5 reads to catch all the nuances.
    eden

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    1. Hi eden,
      I did try to cram a bit in there.
      All that reading, lucky it was a short piece.
      I read through it myself numerous times in formation. The conditions was rather constricting, so I had to make adjustments repeatedly.
      Thanks for reading and commenting
      mouse 💚

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