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NaPoWriMo: Nailed It!

Published 30th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 30 : Didn’t go with the prompt but this small poem is dedicated to all those who took the A-Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo challege for the first time and has been successful to complete both the challenges in April. Kudo’s to all my fellow bloggers.

Nailed It!

Challenges you took,
Though its your first stive,
You Nailed it.

(c) by Preethi.B

It has been a wonderful journey learning new things, connecting with new people and many more. I would like to thank NaPoWriMo for giving us such a wonderful opportunity. Thank you once again NaPoWriMo. And all those who has been encouraging me by reading, liking and commenting and advising me on my posts 🙂 Thanks a ton 🙂


NaPoWriMo: I Wish!

Published 29th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 29: Didn’t go with the prompt today.

I Wish!

I wish I could write,
about the beauty of,
sun, moon and bay…..

I wish I could write,
about the beauty of,
the rain, mountains and plain…..

I wish I could write,
about the beauty of,
simplicity, serene and sage…..

I wish I could write,
about the beauty of,
mistletoe, santa and snow…..

I wish I could write,
about the celebration of,
Ugadi, Diwali and Halloween…..

I wish I could write,
About the art of,
Painting, dance and music…..

I wish I could write,
About the beauty of,
Joy, motivation and faith……

© by Preethi.B

NaPoWriMo: What a Prank!

Published 28th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 28: Our early-bird prompt this year (on March 31) was an ekphrastic poem. This is something similar — a poem written from a photograph. There are four below, one of which I hope will catch your fancy. But if you’ve a particular photo in mind that you’d like to use, go right ahead. Happy writing

What a Prank!

Rubbing her eyes,
Entering the garden,
Loudly she cries…..

She search’s here and there,
But she can’t find anyone near,
She stands still with fear…..

They don’t practise Halloween,
But she see’s pumpkin,
Resting next to it is a skeleton…..

She hears people yelling with joy,
April fool is what they say,
What a prank they played…

(c) by Preethi.B


NaPoWriMo: Unfair Love!

Published 27th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 27: Today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera, who wrote his “family member” poem for Day 20 in the form of a curtal sonnet. As Vince explains, the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen line sonnet. Instead it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line. The form was invented in the 1800s by Gerard Manley Hopkins, who used it in his famous poem “Pied Beauty”. So for today, I challenge you to give the curtal sonnet a whirl. It doesn’t need to rhyme — though it can if you like — and feel free to branch out beyond iambic pentameter. Happy writing!

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Unfair Love!

Tears slowly rolled down on her pink cheeks,
About their grandparents when friends speak,
Knowing, grandparents treat their grand-chlidren at peak,
Knowing, the love for their grand-children is so unique,
Knowing, Lullaby is sung every night to put their grand-children to sleep,
As her grandparents love is what she always seek…..

Though physically grandparents are present but love never existed,
She had seen love for grand-children was speacial as the moives had listed,
Thinking to herself, Why is your boy’s son to you so dear,
Tell me grandparents, why is your girl’s kids not even near…..
Your love is Unfair!

(c) by Preethi.B


NaPoWriMo: My Friend

Published 26th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 26: Today’s prompt by the NaPoWriMo. Anaphora is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase “A time to,” as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora. But you don’t have to be the Old Testament (or a Byrds song) to use anaphora. Allen Ginsberg used it in Howl, for example. This post by Rebecca Hazelton on the Poetry Foundation’s blog gives other great examples of anaphora in action, from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech to Homer Simpson. So today, I challenge you to write a poem that uses anaphora. Find a phrase, and stick with it — learn how far it can go. Happy writing!

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My Friend !

My Friend, it is left for you to decide,
To bring delightful moments or dreadful night….

My friend, it is for you to decide,
To change your fate into miserable or bring light….

My friend, it is for you to decide,
To fill your mind with negative or positive muse….

My friend, it is for you to decide,
To make your dreams either die or come alive……

(c) by Preethi.B


NaPoWriMo: You are the Sole Evidence!

Published 25th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 25: Our prompt! Peter Roberts has been participating in NaPoWriMo for several years now at his blog, Masonry Design. He has the charming and odd distinction of having only written poems about masonry. Today, I challenge you to do the sam (for one day, at least), and to write a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like. If that sounds a bit hard, remember that one of Robert Frost’s most famous poems was about a wall. Happy writing!

You are the Sole Evidence!

You are the sole evidence,
The feelings of all audience,
Of all the ages…..

Your not just centric,
A beautiful evidence of historic,
As you know all the secrets…..

Kings, Queens, and the people,
Children, parents and even soliders,
You are the sole evidence of all…..

You are the wall,
The Protection for all,
Bricks of hope, faith and sturdiness…..

Tears, pain, happiness, care, love,
Special memroies and what not,
Are hidden by the stone arches,

From thousands of centuries,
Evolution for tradition to modernity
You are the sole evidence of all…..

(c) by Preethi.B

NaPoWriMo: Pastry Miracle

Published 24th April 2014 by viewsofpreethib

Day 24: Today’s prompt (optional, as always), is an oldie-but-a-goodie: the homophonic translation. Find a poem in a language you don’t know, and translate it into English based on the look of the words and their sounds. For example, here are three lines from a poem by the Serbian poet Vasko Popa:

Posle radnog vremena
Radnici su umorni
Jedva cekaju da stignu u barake

I might translate this into English as

Post-grad eggnog, ramen noodles.
Nikki in the morning,
jacket just stuck with brakes.

That doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it does give me some new words and ideas to play with. Happy writing!

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Pastry miracle

Pastry miracle
Lovely place deadly landform view,
Comes many runningly……

(c) by Preethi.B

I chose a “Haiku Poem”  by Carlos Fleitas in Spanish for my Homophonic Translation attempt.

paseo matinal
la planta de lavanda
cambia mi rumbo

by Carlos Fleitas