Napowrimo (30/30)- Write – Pantoum

Pick up the pen
Hide yourself in a corner
pour out your emotions
on a piece of paper

Hide yourself in a corner
scribble some words
on a piece of paper
write a poem

Scribble some words
Put your heart and soul in it
write a poem
express yourself

Put your heart and soul in it
Do it once, do it again
express yourself
write!

Do it once, do it again
Until you have nothing more to say
write!
express!

Until you have nothing more to say
pick up the pen
express
pour out your emotions!

Finally, the 30th day has arrived!! I got 40 poem done this April!!
For this final poem the challenge was to write a poem on something that happens again and again.

I have written a poem on writing that is a continuous process.
Also I have written a Pantoum poem which repetitive in nature.

Have fun reading!

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Napowrimo(29/30)-Meet Midas

Meet Midas

He was
the king
who wanted
a Gold ring
so badly
that he wished for a “Gold touch”
Every thing that
he touched
got a Golden hue

The beautiful flower,
golden and lifeless

Fallen leaves- –
turned into
Gold leafs

Even his daughter –
a golden statue

This was a somber hour
that filled his heart
with grieve
and took
the love of Gold
away!

Challenge today was to take a favorite poem and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. Then, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem.

Just in case you haven’t guessed already..Robert Frost is my favorite poet and Nothing Gold Can Stay is my inspiration here

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

-Robert Frost

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Napowrimo (28/30)- Skeltonic verse- Dog with that face

Throw away curtains, drapes and lace
All you need is a dog and a fireplace

Because if you have a dog with that face
You will do anything to win his grace

You will let him drive your new car in a race
Even sit beside him as he drives as in this case

The best couch in the house is his place
Because you can’t say no to that face

He is the boss, it is his space
He is the king! dog with that face!!

Challenge today was to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another.

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Napowrimo(27/30)-Diversity the flavor of life

Greasy
Spring rolls
Salty, Crispy, delightful
A delicious must eat
appetizer!

Subcontinental
snack of
Savory potato cutlets
served with tangy Tamarind
chutney

Creamy
butter chicken
served with rice
A popular Anglo Indian
dish!

Tortillas
refried beans
Nachos, Tacos, Burritos
Mexican food fit for
kings!

Hummus
and Pita
Wonders of Arabia
bold garlicky and perfectly
Creamy

Savory
Goat Curry
from the Caribbean
the most gratifying meal
ever

Poi
mashed Taro
An exotic dish
from the Polynesian cookbooks
mouthwatering!

Everyone
brings something
to the table
diversity brings flavor to
life!

Challenge was to write a poem that explores the sense of taste!

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Napowrimo(26/30)- Humans through a future race’s point of view-Haiku

They spoke of race and

Color too much; yet the fossils

Look so much alike!

Today’s challenge was to write a poem reflecting on humans from a future race perspective. 

I wrote a Haiku. It is a Japanese poetry writing style. The poem has one stanza and 3 lines (5/7/5 syllables). 

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Napowrimo(25/30)-Under the bed

Ages ago
Hundred miles away
In my dad’s house
In my childhood room
I left some things
Under the bed

A little girl
With a book in one hand
And
A torchlight in other
Reading- past her bed time
Under the bed

A small dog
Smuggled and
Brought inside
the house
Sleeping
Under the bed

A personal diary,
A poetry book,
Some scribbles on
A piece of paper
All carefully hidden
under the bed

A photograph
A math test
Packed in a box
Labelled “Private and Confidential”
Tucked
Under the bed

A half
Bar of chocalate
Some smiles
Some joys
Some broken rules
Under the bed

Some tears
Some pain
Of the days
When I lost
My mother – still lingering
Under the bed

A fragment
Of my soul
Still wandering
In that house
In that room
Under the bed

Ages ago
Hundred miles away
In my dad’s house
In my childhood room
I left some things
Under the bed

Challenge today was to write a poem that explores a small, defined space. It could be any space that is small, definite, and meaningful.

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Napowrimo(24/30)- Ekphrasis poem- using Marginalia of Medieval Manuscripts

Here is
the best kept secret
of the Earth
A story that
needs to be told
and retold until
It has been
Internalized

Ocean,
billions of years ago,
Within those waves
a single cell microbe
evolved and forever
changed
how life will be
on Earth

A tiny
bacteria,
found a new way
to use sunlight
to survive
to produce oxygen
and changed life on
Earth forever

An odd combination
of microbes
made the first
fish.
Alone, in the vastness
of ocean
she figured out
how to survive!

A Red Algae
refused to
divide into two
She started mating and
produced
her own kind
and revolutionized
procreation!

A little plant
exiled
from the sea
outcasted
on to the land
stuck itself in sand
took a firm stand
and survived!

A little Fish
lost
on the land
let her fins become
limbs
survived,
thrived
and evolved

A little Fish
mutated,
on the land
started a new race
called ” The Amphibians”
Reptiles,
the first kings
that walked on the land

It has always
been about
survival
those who
welcomed the change
with
open arms
survived and thrived!

Those who refused
to change
have been extinct
and are gone
Thus we must embrace
the change
and let evolution
take place!

Challenge today was to write a poem of Ekphrasis (a poem inspired by a work of art) using the Marginalia of medieval manuscripts.

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