I hide within a quilt
gazing at the ceiling
pondering over things
and finally, getting tortured
by my conflicting thoughts-
the night goes on
and I succumb to sleep
with no dreams.
New writing prompt-
1. Listen to your favorite song.
2. Pick a phrase or two, a line or many lines, from the song.
3. Write a poem including those phrases/lines.
Here is mine-
Song:- Way back into love by Sabrina from the movie Music and Lyrics
Phrase/Line:- I know it is out there, there is gotta be something for my soul somewhere…
Something out there…
I find myself wandering around
with no aim or goal in mind,
with the knowledge that
there is something out there,
there is gotta be something
for my soul somewhere,
that would bring me
the faith I so desire,
that would set it alright.
I find myself hoping
that it is out there
for my soul somewhere.
I haven’t been very present here these days as autumn has proven to be quite a hectic this year. Don’t know that the next few weeks will be any better as I decided to partake in National Novel Writing Month, but I decided to stop by and leave the following poem.
I’m a writer, or so I say.
But I haven’t had very much published to date,
Outside of that which I blog to create
Coherent re-tellings of true life mistakes.
But lately I’ve heard,
From other denizens of Word-
Press say they’re all signed up for NaNoWrimo.
50,000 words in just 30 days.
Just thinking about it puts me in a malaise.
“Oh you just have to join” the WP denizens say.
“And you can add me as a buddy”, well shoot I should say okay.
Reluctant yet curious, I clicked on right over,
To sign myself up for this daunting endeavor.
And now there is just one week to go,
Before I must show
That I can write more than 1,600 words a day.
Right now when I log in,
My profile page looks empty as sin.
The word count meter is currently set to zero.
Which doesn’t make me look like a literary hero.
But somehow, I know I can do it.
If any of you are signed up for NaNoWrimo, do feel free to add me as a buddy. I’m using my WP username, NMNPHX, over on the NaNoWrimo site as well.
The dark red blood glistens in the night
The dark red blood glistens in the night
Narrating the story of British Raj’s might
How a kind boy was killed at first glance
where now his lover is forced to dance
Who will, against this injustice, fight?
This deed of the Raj can never be right
the story behind which I now write
That kid was of no proper civil stance
Now his dark red blood glistens in the night.
What was about him, that the Raj fright
Was it his, against the oppression, fight?
He was not even given a last glance
Drowned in the black river at first chance
Now his lover dances at the same site
Where his dark red blood glistens in the night.
The story, I am narrating, through this poem- is loosely based on a Hindi prose- “एहिं थैया झुलनी हैरानी हो रामा…” by Shivprasad Mishra “Rudra”.
Poetic style- Rondeau
A french form of poetry consisting of 3 stanzas, 13 original lines and 2 refrains of the I line of the poem.
1. 8-10 syllables per line.
2. Structure with rhyme scheme-
time every day
when I strive to
write but I simply can’t.
seem right that
my mind goes blank
and I simply can’t write.
it occurs when
I feel a sudden
revulsion towards everything in life.
I am anxious
and I try to
comprehend with my numb thoughts.
must be the
time when I am
able to express myself fully.
not the case
with me because I
just simply can not write.
I came across an interesting method of forming poems, Book Spine Poetry, from The Tripping Pencil (who credits a site called Brain Pickings for the idea). You take a few books from your collection and arrange the titles to form a poem.
I modified mine slightly to allow one extraneous word at the beginning of each line. You are encouraged to snap a photo of your stack of books comprising the poem if you choose, though I decided to forgo a photo.
Here is my first effort at Book Spine Poetry:
Underneath The Glass Castle,
Lies Angela’s Ashes.
Somewhere East of Eden,
Residents of The Town and The City
Collect Flowers for Algernon.
Here forth, I bring a new writing challenge. It is a very simple, yet a difficult challenge. There are certain steps you need to follow for this challenge. Well, I am writing the whole procedure step by step- so please read a particular step and then complete it before going on for reading the next step. I can’t force you to accept it but I must tell- it is great fun.
Step I- Take out your favorite book. Bring it up to your laptop/PC.
Step II- Open a random page of the book, any page.
Step III- Give a quick glance over the page and read loudly the first phrase/word/line you catch.
Step IV- Repeat that particular phrase/word/line in your mind. Think about it deeply.
Step V- Write a poem or any other writing piece. The title for the poem or the theme of your poem/writing piece is going to be that particular phrase/word/line.
I hope you will have fun participating in this challenge. I did follow the same steps while writing one of my posts here on 20 lines- The Lone Walker.