NaPoWriMo Day 25: Chasing Butterflies

Prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that begins with a line from a another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it. This will work best if you just start with a line of poetry you remember, but without looking up the whole original poem. (Or, find a poem that you haven’t read before and then use a line that interests you).


Fluttering and dancing in the breeze,

Enticingly, glittering in the sun,

Flapping their vivid, beautiful wings,

Creating a world, colorful and bright.

All my sorrow fades away,

As I run around, chasing butterflies.

Strange, how my joy comes,

From what I inadvertently destroy.

Maybe, just maybe,

It’s not a bad world, after all.


I took the first line of my poem from Daffodilsby William Wordsworth.

Is this place a dump? (Need advice from fellow bloggers and readers)

Sorry for this seemingly useless post in the middle of NaPoWriMo, but I really need some advice from you all. If you have been following me for some time, you might have noticed I use this blog for everything I write – poems, daily ramblings and about the books I’m reading.

Although I don’t have a lot of book posts, do you think I need a new blog dedicated to books and limit this one to poems, ramblings and maybe short stories, or should I continue with everything on this blog?

I thought asking fellow bloggers and readers would give me a better idea of what I should do. So please help me out here.

Thanks!

NaPoWriMo Day 14: Destruction

I’ve been participating in the Global/National Poetry Writing Month (GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo) in which I have to write one poem everyday for the month of April. I haven’t added all my poems on the blog, only the slightly decent ones. My other poems can be found on Instagram and Twitter.

Today’s prompt is for us to write a seven-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese. The san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.


 

Ashes and smoke devour the world

As the ground turns a crimson red

Underneath the piles

Of bodies that lay curled

On their death bed

As the world does break

Through massacres and wiles

No tears shed at its wake

NaPoWriMo Day 9

Today’s micropoem is my tribute to The Jungle Book. I had a blast, watching the movie.


 

The panther, the man, the bear

On a single branch

Without a care


 

This micropoem was inspired from the final scene of the movie, of which I unfortunately could not find any images.

Wakuwafu Award :D

wakuwafu

I am delighted and honored to be nominated for the Wakuwafu award by A. Ramsey. I admire his poetry and love the way he writes. Do check out his blog.

Alright, so here’s what I have to do –

1. Choose any 3 things you would like to say about yourself to your fellow  bloggers.
-> I love superheroes
-> I adore dogs
-> I always fish for compliments

2. Answer the questions by your nominator
1. What is your favorite poem in meaning?
-> The poem ‘IF‘ by Rudyard Kipling gives me the chills every time I read it.

2. What topic scares you to write about?
-> 
Fan fiction. I have never even attempted to write fan-fiction because I’m scared I won’t be able to match up to the level of the story. Yes, it isn’t really a topic, but I’m scared of writing a fan-fiction.

3. Currently, what is your most popular piece?
-> Right now, my most popular poem is ‘Blank Pages‘, and the most popular prose is ‘What? Microsoft?‘.

3. Think up 3 questions you would like to ask the people you nominate.
     -> When would you say, was the defining moment, when you knew you wanted to start writing?
-> Which piece of work of yours do you love the most?
-> Which poem (by any poet) do you find really inspiring?

4. Nominees –
 First, let me state that this is completely voluntary.
    Now, I am a great fan of the people I am nominating below. I love the poems written by them. They deserve all the attention they can get. Here are the names of my nominees:
John L. Forester
John White
Chrissy

5. Some advice
    If you’re waiting for life to get easier, it won’t. So put on a helmet and enjoy the roller coaster ride while you still can.

Thank you once again, Ramsey. I appreciate that you thought my poems were worthy of being shown to others.

Friendship Day?

It’s Friendship Day (at least on this side of the world). I hope all my friends are going to read this. And no, I’m not going to wish you. It’s not because I don’t love you. I love you very dearly. You’ve been with me through good times and bad. Some of you have been my shoulder to cry on, some have been my jesters. For some of you I’m tubelight, for some I’m krvti, for some, tweety and for others, just Kruti. Some of you see me as a nerdy do-gooder, a few as a super cool badass (who am I kidding). But you’ve all been there somehow.

Sometimes, when I’m upset, I think about the good old days when we were all together. So young. So much left to see. It makes me smile, every time. I want you to know that. And I want to thank you, for being a person I can rely on. For those of you who have lived through my sleep-texting and sleep-calling (very real modern day variations of sleep-walking. I’m not kidding), thank you for not getting me admitted in an asylum.

My basketball mates, it’s been so long since I heard the swish of the basket. We had lots of fun. And I can never thank you enough. You were the reason I could improve my game and stop running like a bunny. You were the reason I stopped throwing the ball away whenever I was being blocked. You were why I learnt how to play.

My classmates, thank you for all the competition that made me challenge my boundaries and want to do better. Thank you for reinstating that my marks don’t define me.

My college buddies, thank you for making these 3 years a wonderful experience. Thank you for all the great times, birthdays and card games. Thank you for being my family away from home.

I might not have stayed in touch with some of you, but know that you made a difference in my life and I’ll always remember that.

But I’m not going to wish you today, because I don’t believe a simple text saying ‘Happy Friendship Day’ is going to cut it. I don’t think a call will suffice. Because what you mean to me, cannot be honored in just one day.

I would thank you every day of my life, if it weren’t cheesy and creepy. But I’ll thank you today, because today is the day of being cheesy to your friends.

And whenever you need to talk to me, don’t wait till the first Sunday of August. I’ll always be a phone call away.

I’m glad life turned out the way it has. I’m glad I took all the decisions that brought me to you and I’m glad we started talking. My world would have been quite different today if we had stayed silent when we were sitting next to each other. So thank you for everything.

Lots of love and cheesiness,

Kruti