Mind Expressions


Mind Expressions

A Book on Poetry with Syllable Counts

by Alysha Potente

GENRE: Poetry

This poetry book has a total of over 130 poems, and most feature alongside: beautiful photography art. All of the poems are different from the next, in meaning and technique.

Analytical in nature, each poem dives into various topics. With this are also syllable counts, where the number of syllables per line are counted and arranged. This brings forward a technical side to poetry writing, where it is precise and balanced.

It is a skill that requires practice, where you hear the word for what it is, using mathematics while rhyming words together. All of the poetry features different rhyming forms.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt:



I’m currently alone in this world..

Voyaging these large seas that have swirled..

I have travelled by quite a distance..

Crossing with many in existence..

Searching the seas for a future spouse..

A light pointed out like a lighthouse..

Now it’s time for it to come to me..

Moving into position smoothly..

This sweet new love will come and find me..

It will happen for God will foresee..

I’m deserving of beautiful love..

With a soulmate that fits like a glove..

Involving an equal give and take..

Sweet natured and delicious like cake..

We will be each others end be all..

Having our backs and standing up tall..

To the public our love we will flaunt..

Sharing greatness and more that I want: ..


A partner to lay in a soft bed..

A partner to rest down on my head..

A partner to laugh with through the days..

A partner to look in an eyes gaze..

A partner to make beautiful love..

A partner to feel free like a dove..

A partner to give hugs and kisses..

A partner to which i’m called missus..

A partner to share deep dialogue..

A partner to speak thoughts like a blog..

A partner to express emotions..

A partner to explore these oceans..

A partner to call my very own..

A partner to feel like they are home..


I’m such a romantic at the heart..

It's evident in some of my art..

I know I will be a great partner..

I take care of it like a Gardner..

We grow our pretty flower garden..

Surviving on love and this carbon..

I want forever with a someone..

Treating both like we are their bright sun..


Syllables: 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9= perfect patterns.

Every two lines rhyme together.

About the Author:

Alysha has been a self- taught creative writer, since the age of 16, in her hometown of Perth, Australia. Her passion for it developed on its own, the need to express herself in a different way other than verbally, was what motivated her to keep up this passion. The use of words was captivating for expression and the love of rhymes was also heard by ear.

Alysha's first poetry book that she read was actually in Primary School and it was called 'Revolting rhymes', which was a retake on nursery rhymes but in a humorous way. This book started this creative side in her at a young age, that, and also her love for art in general.

In 2015 she studied a short course at Berklee, where she was introduced to the notion of syllable counts. In fact, though she had actually been doing syllable counts unconsciously with her poetry in general. By using the same measurement of lines going off of sight, had in turn created similar syllable counts/patterns in her work. 

Her book 'Mind Expressions' is a technical side of poetry writing that's come to life. It's the use of mathematics, along with creative writing. She wanted to give the reader a breakdown of each poem within, in order for them to delve into each poem further and analyse it using a different set of eyes. The poems are analytical in nature, along with syllable counts (some perfect) and perfect rhymes. This really showcases poetry at the highest skill. 

Alysha is multi-talented in Art itself and is also a perfectionist. For where her passion lies in different artforms, is where she crafts her skills to a perfection standpoint.   






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