He, She

I tried writing a lipogram, for the very first time in my life. For all those who are unaware of what a lipogram is (don’t worry, I had no clue about it too, before day before yesterday!), I’ll explain it.

As per the dictionary a lipogram is

  1. a composition from which the writer systematically omits a certain letter or certain letters of the alphabet.

I wrote one using only the vowel ‘e’


The poem is titled She, He

She

sees red. He sees green. She

errs. He jeers. She

sneers.

He

speeds. She veers. He

meets her eyes. She greets. He

flees.

he she

When I started, I found it extremely restrictive but writing a poem with rules was fun. What do you think of the lipogram written? If you do give it a shot, do share it in the comments so I can read it too.

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23 responses to “He, She”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    I think you did very well Smitha, I can imagine just finding the perfect word and then realising it had another vowel in it 🙂 I like the words in the poem and the way it’s written on the page follows the rhythm nicely.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh thank you! It was fun. I had no idea where it was going. The only thought was not to use any other vowel. I loved it when it shaped up. So glad the flow struck a chord with you too. Xxx

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  2. Deeksha Pathak Avatar

    Though never heard this term but it’s very creative!!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Deeksha. It was very new for me too . Glad you liked it😊

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  3. willowdot21 Avatar

    Excellent very well done 😁💜

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  4. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. Avatar

    creative Smitha and would make an interesting weekly challenge… hugsxx

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  5. calmkate Avatar

    Interesting concept, daring execution 🙂

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  6. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Bravo, Smitha, you have done a great job with this poem.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Robbie! Didn’t know where it was going until it got done. All I knew I was I couldn’t use any other vowel. So glad you liked it 🙂

      Like

  7. balroop2013 Avatar

    I am a free bird and can’t write with a sword at my head. 🙂 You have done a fantastic job Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Ha ha…I understand. I feel that way too. But I just had to see how this worked. So glad you liked it. Thank you so much for your good words on the poem. It’s very encouraging.😊

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  8. radhikasreflection Avatar

    Wow! Amazingly creative work Smitha! Well done!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Radhika! It was fun practicing restraint and reading your comment makes it extra sweet 🙂

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  9. Jerry Brotherton Avatar

    A wonderful poem my friend.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Jerry. I am so glad you liked it😊

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      1. Jerry Brotherton Avatar

        My pleasure my friend.

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  10. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Wow nice way of writing a poem, Smitha. Lovely.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Kamal. It was challenging and fun.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Welcome Smitha and yes it sure must be and nice to be in a new genre too.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes absolutely:)

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