Engraved On My Heart

I wrote your name on the sand

The wave washed it away

I wrote your name on a paper

The wind blew it away

But no force of nature can erase

The engraving on my heart

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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.

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.