Made it to day two. Hoping I can make it until the whole month!
Today’s prompt was to write about a particular place and seeing as I’m mostly cooped up in the house during this time, here’s a poem dedicated specifically to my room.
Hey everyone! So someone decided to resurface from the darkness. It’s been nearly a year and I admit that’s far too long. But moving to a new country will do that to you! Nevertheless, with all this time at hand, I finally picked up the pen (phone really), and completed the prompt for the first poem of NaPoWriMo! Taking the action of using a laptop, a necessity for us all right now, I’ve tried to portray myself in this current situation.
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Sorry for being MIA for so long. I was on vacation and also had a bit of a writer’s block!
To help me get out of the writer’s block and get back into the habit of writing again; I decided to revisit an old poem of mine. Rewriting this poem was indeed invigorating and I now feel more motivated than ever to pen down my thoughts!
On account of Star Wars Day, here’s a small poem dedicated to my dad! We are all avid literature and cinema aficionados in my family but my father and I share an exceptional love for sci-fi and thriller films especially the Star Wars and Star Trek saga.
This poem recounts the very first time my father narrated the story of Anakin Skywalker to me when I was just 5 years old. After that, we made it a point to watch them all together by renting the DvDs-unforgettable memories! And now, nearly 17 years later, I am gearing up to see the final instalment in the cinema with him.
Without my father; I never would have understood the Star Wars mania or fallen in love with the Skywalker twins, Han Solo and countless others and for that; I am forever grateful to him.
The final day has arrived! For today, the prompt was to write a minimalist poem. As someone who is extremely fond of long, winding poems; this prompt was definitely challenging and it took me a long time to find the perfect prompt.
As a person who is quite hard of hearing, this poem reflects on the day I got my advanced hearing aids and wore them for the first time. A truly emotional moment, it made me realise how everyday sounds are often taken for granted and labelled as background noise while for some people like me, it’s music to the ears.
Ps. Thank you for sticking with me until this very end. It was an incredible NaPoWriMo 2019!
NaPoWriMo Day 29! The penultimate day of National Poetry Writing Movement is finally here.
Today’s prompt was to pen a poem that mediates an emotion from a state of tranquility which is actually inspired by William Wordsworth’s definition of poetry. Taking a leaf from ‘Meditation’ by Charles Baudelaire, eminent French poet, this poem too addresses a feeling— gratitude.
Having almost reached the end of NaPoWriMo, I am indeed grateful to all who have supported me and I love you all!
The prompt for 26th April was to pen a poem that uses repetition in some form or the other. Although split into two, I have incorporated this prompt throughout the poem.
Here’s part two of the poem ‘Monsoon: A Definition’
NaPoWriMo Day 25 and 26!
As I missed writing the prompt for 25th April, I decided to combine it with 26th April’s prompt. Thus, this poem which consists of haikus, is split in two parts.
The prompt for 25th April was that the poem is specific to a season, uses imagery that relates to all five senses and includes a rhetorical question.
Here’s part one of the poem ‘Monsoon: A Definition’