Day 21- NaPoWriMo’18 – Narcissus!

Published 22nd April 2018 by viewsofpreethib

Day 21: And now for our (optional) prompt. In her interview, Brim provides us with several suggestions for generative writing exercises, and we’d like to challenge to today to tackle her third one, which is based in the myth of Narcissus. After reading the myth, try writing a poem that plays with the myth in some way. For example, you could imagine that imagine the water is speaking to you, the narcissus flower. Or you could write a poem in which the narcissus berates the Kardashians for stealing their neurosis. Or a poem that comments on the narcissism of our time, i.e. beauty and body obsession, etc.


He was famous for his beauty,
Gorgeous hot model in the industry,
He was on the top list for most wanted models,
For any product, ads, events he was the first option…

His beauty and fame blinded him forever,
He was proud, self-obsessed, selfish and arrogant,
Loved only himself, Narcissism had taken over him,
He disdained the ones’ who loved & praised him.

His attitude turned off many people,
Soon he was no longer famous and was jobless,
For years he struggled but the goddess had cursed,
For his pride, he had to pay with his life.

Obsessed with his reflection, physical beauty,
He lost everything that could have been precious,
Alone lying near the lake looking at himself,
His dead body found with a narcissus (flower).

-© by Preethi.B
(21st April’18)

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