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Forgotten Friend

Day thirty of NaPoWriMo. Which also happens to be the last day. At least for this year. Today’s prompt is apt for the day. To write a farewell poem. Most probably this would be my last post here for this year as well. Thank you Maureen. It was through a common friend that we met, […]

Lost Caterpillar

Day twenty nine of NaPoWriMo. Hard to believe NaPoWriMo ends today. Perhaps it’s befitting that today’s prompt appears to be the most challenging one I have seen here. The challenge itself is called ‘Twenty Little Poetry Projects’. In a way its like using twenty different prompts in one poem. A caterpillar does not fly, They […]

Charged Up

Day twenty eight of NaPoWriMo. Two days remaining and a strange emptiness looms large. Today’s prompt is to write a poem using words from a news article. I chose this article. What if life is a long held assumption? When the chemistry that could extend life, Beyond what was thought earlier possible, Translates into years […]


Day twenty seven of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write an Ekphrastic Poem. That is to write a poem based on a picture. What I wrote yesterday was an ode to friendship. I don’t think I had enough of it. Hence I thought I’ll write today’s based on friendship as well. Best thing you find […]


Day twenty six of NaPoWriMo. Hard to believe that there are only four days left. Today’s challenge is to write a ‘Curtal Sonnet’. No matter what point, of your life you are in, You will always need, a friend to count on. One who’d get you out, of the spot you’re in, One who’ll stand […]


Day twenty five of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a poem using an Anaphora. Anaphora being a repeating phrase. This one is inspired by the growth of the concrete jungle all around the city. There’s space over there, between those buildings, Before someone sees, let’s build something there. There’s some barren land, outside the […]

Forgotten Fort

Day twenty four of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to write about masonry or things on the lines of walls, arches and stuff. Next to my old school, there lies an old fort. But all forts are old, who would build one now? Who built it and why, later we can sort. All we can do […]

Italian Socks

Day twenty three of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to translate a poem in a foreign language based on the way the words sound in English. Having done this in last year’s edition as well, I know the result won’t be pretty. Last year I desecrated an Armenian poem. This time I chose to ruin an […]


Day twenty two of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to write a nursery rhyme. This is something I never thought I would do. Since I like to think of myself as against establishment, I thought I’d write an anti rhyme. You start your schooling, with rhymes and songs, It’s a fun and easy, way to learn. […]


Day twenty one of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to write a New York School Poem. I never knew, that your name was Liz, Till ’twas mentioned, on your wedding day. The priest spilled the beans, then it made sense, Why your email id,  sounded strange. When deep in thought, you would stroke your chin, Like […]