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Day 30 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “NaPoWriMo”

Published 01st May 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 30 – And finally, our final prompt – at least until next year! Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that happens again and again (kind of like NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo). It could be the setting of the sun, or your Aunt Georgia telling the same story at Thanksgiving every single year. It could be the swallows returning to Capistrano or how, without fail, you will lock your keys in the car whenever you go to the beach.


Year after year,
New Challenge in April,
New prompts for 30 days,
A new form of poem each day,
Due to NaPoWriMo Challenge.

Year after year,
Your up with gear,
To face new challenge,
A repeated gift for yourself,
Which is NaPoWriMo Challenge.

Year after year,
You write 30 poems,
Along with unknown people,
In the journey you make few new friends,
Due to the NaPoWriMo Challenge.

Year after year,
Brings a smile on your face,
A satisfaction about yourself,
A memory so delightful,
Only due to NaPoWriMo Challenge!

(c) by Preethi.B



DAY 27 – NAPOWRIMO 2017 – “Taste of Dahi Puri”

Published 27th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 27 – And last but not least, here’s our (optional) prompt! Many poems explore the sight or sound or feel of things, and Proust famously wrote about the memories evoked by smell, but today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that explores your sense of taste! This could be a poem about food, or wine, or even the oddly metallic sensation of a snowflake on your tongue.

Taste of Dahi Puri!

Oh, my mouth is salivating,
On hearing the name of the dish,
To try the famous Indian snack, you wish…

A few raw & boiled veggies & few chutneys,
All combined & stuffed in the crispy puffed puris,
Topped with loaded curd, sprinkled with salt & spices,
Garnish with a bit of coriander and sev,
Yuummmm, I can’t wait to taste…

Your mouth is exploded with flavours,
Sweet-tangy, a bit sour along with few spices,
Perfectly balanced flavours that tingles your tongue,
Can also be customised according to one’s taste.

Now, that for you my dear is the Dahi Puri’s Taste.

(c) by Preethi.B

Day 24 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “Fight”

Published 24th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 24 – Last but not least, our (optional) daily prompt. Today, I challenge you to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. But I’d also like to challenge you to base your poem on a very particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. Here you’ll find some characteristic images of rabbits hunting wolves, people sitting on nests of eggs, dogs studiously reading books, and birds wearing snail shells. What can I say? It must have gotten quite boring copying out manuscripts all day, so the monks made their own fun. Hopefully, the detritus of their daydreams will inspire you as well!


Sword & shield in hand,
The brave one has come to fight,
Against the weird snail-man outright,
On the white beast like a knight.

Fearless & upright,
Planning to mortify the weird snail-man,
Ready to strike,
Will the hare win the fight?

(c) by Preethi.B


Day 23 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “Love & BFF”

Published 23rd April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 23 – Our daily prompt (optional, as always). Our prompt for Day Twenty-Three comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem. The first line is one word, a noun. The second line is two words that explain what the noun in the first line does, the third line explains where the noun is in three words, the fourth line provides further explanation in four words, and the fifth line concludes with one word that sums up the feeling or result of the first line’s noun being what it is and where it is. There are some good examples in the link above.

A double elevenie would have two stanzas of five lines each, and twenty-two words in all. It might be fun to try to write your double elevenie based on two nouns that are opposites, like sun and moon, or mountain and sea.

Love & BFF!

Brings Happiness,
In the hands,
Whom it is given,

Gives comfort,
Arms, bed, floor,
In contentment or heartbroken,

(c) by Preethi.B

BFF – Best Friend Forever


Day 21 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “Smiling makes you beautiful”

Published 22nd April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 21 – Optional prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates overheard speech. It could be something you’ve heard on the radio, or a phrase you remember from your childhood, even something you overheard a coworker say in the break room! Use the overheard speech as a springboard from which to launch your poem. Your poem could comment directly on the overheard phrase or simply use it as illustration or tone-setting material.

Smiling makes you beautiful!

“Smiling makes you beautiful”,
Heard mom saying always,
To my cousin who once cried on her bed,
To her colleague who sat silently always,
To the neighbour when life made her complain,
To her employee whom she found unhappy,
To the stranger who had a bad day…..

“Smiling makes you beautiful”,
It is not just a phrase,
But is an emotion that stays,
For as long as memory rewinds and plays,
As it is the concern and care,
Expressed so you would be happy all day,
“So keep smiling always”…..

That would make you look younger day by day,
Coz the skin would glow like a ray,
When it is implemented in life always,
The universal will work miracles in its own way,
Bringing positivity, success, happiness is mystical,
This feeling is so wonderful & magical,
Remember, “Smiling makes you beautiful”…..
(c) by Preethi.B

Day 20 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “Badminton”

Published 20th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 20 – Our (optional) prompt for the day. Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your poem could invoke chess or baseball, hopscotch or canasta, Monopoly or jai alai. The choice is yours!



Balanced & focused is Saina Nehwal, when she plays,
Astonishing to look, as her racket sways,
Defending is not a piece of cake,
Magnificent strikes in the match she takes,
Incredible strength, so inspiring I must say.
Neat moves in her favour on the way,
Thrilling game now comes to an end,
Optimistic, dedicated & her determination has paid,
Nation is proud having Saine Nehwal played.

(c) by Preethi.B

Day 19 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – Omelette!

Published 19th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 19 – Our daily prompt (optional, as always!). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that recounts a creation myth. It doesn’t have to be an existing creation myth, or even recount how all of creation came to be. It could be, for example, your own take on the creation of ball-point pens, or the discovery of knitting. Your myth can be as big or small as you would like, as serious or silly as you make it.


It is dawn,
Awaken with a frown,
Did you know hungry leads to yawn?

What to cook tussles the mind,
There’s just little time,
Easy tasty dish brings smiles….

In goes ingredients in the pan,
Here comes the kids with eggs in hand,
Battling with eggs, in the air it fly’s…..

Into the pan three just smashed,
Looking at the kids in furious she decides,
Announces, punishment is to eat their crime.

Hesitantly takes the plates with a cry,
In goes the first bite,
But you hear a scream with joy….

Surprisingly it tastes sublime,
Omen of Arnette, leads to the name,
A dish discovered as Omelette!  😉

(c) by Preethi.B