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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.

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Nailed It!

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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
http://www.napowrimo.net/2014/04/day-27-2/

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What a Prank!

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

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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,

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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….

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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!

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You are the Sole Evidence!

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

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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

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