Friday, April 30, 2021

Day 26 - Z (A to Z Challenge) and Day 30 - Life moves (Napowrimo)

Day 26 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 26. All my art works of AtoZ challenge have been done in acrylic inks and coffee wash.
The intention is to reach out to young girls in specific and everyone in general who need to hear some positive and empowering affirmations each day. Just a humble alliterative effort. I wish we could all inspire each other everyday, place a helping hand, a shoulder to rest for a while, embrace to overcome the each other's pain, ease with laughter and a extend a bit of company to one another. In short, empower one another.

Z-AtoZChallenege-HuesnShades
#AtoZchallenge



Day 30 Napowrimo

Past those alleys buried in time

Past those frontiers caved from sight

Past those fences that align the periphery

Of the lost, discarded city one finds

Treasures buried – tiny treasures blind

To the naked eyes

A sapling in the crease of the dilapidated

Second-storey where they had hung lush green ferns

A random rose that buttons itself up from perilous grounds

Hum of the bees singing to the sunshine

As dust arising to touch the trees

The rustling of the banyan as it greets home

The children of tomorrow

The faded aroma of the spices that once was held

In flamboyant hues arranged on wooden palettes

All that leads to the middle mansion

Where dreams grow in bundles

Saturated and ebullient

Disbursed in tiny totems

Sprinkled across each street

Named after life’s spirited details

And passions, love and life itself

The horizon and the zenith merge at this point

Life moves seamlessly in all directions.



Napowrimo prompt:

Today’s prompt is based on a prompt written by Jacqueline Saphra, and featured in this group of prompts published back in 2015 by The Poetry Society of the U.K. This prompt challenges you to write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place. It could be a real place, like your local park, or an imaginary or unreal place, like “the bottom of your heart,” or “where missing socks go.” Fill your poem with sensory details, and make them as wild or intimate as you like.

And we have reached the final day of both A to Z challenge and Napowrimo. I can't believe that a month has gone by! Thanks to Maureen Thorson for the 30-day Napowrimo challenge. It's been quite a journey creating my fluid art and writing poetry. Thanks to everyone of you who visited and left behind an imprint of their visit and for the love and support through comments.

Do let me know your views on my poem. What do you gather from my art that you see here? Would love to hear from you. You can click on the AtoZChallenge/ Napowrimo tags to look at my earlier posts.


PS : This post is posted as part of BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge.
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April NaPoWriMo2021


ps: do check out my works on Instagram.




Thursday, April 29, 2021

Day 25 - Y (A to Z Challenge) and Day 29 - The Window of that Time (Napowrimo)

Day 25 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 25. All my art works of AtoZ challenge have been done in acrylic inks and coffee wash.

Y-AtoZChallenege-HuesnShades
#AtoZchallenge




Day 29 Napowrimo

A world of unknown that can be shut

When the outside forms a threat

A world of luminous possibilities

Sacrosanct, meditative and at once flamboyant

Mystic secrets piled within, dispersing the unwanted into

The night sky where they transform into

The *red-breasted Trogon and the fiery *gulmohars

And into *raat ki rani that intoxicates the senses

Windows into the lives of silent night warriors

Immersing into the sacred spices of intuitive worlds

Where the firebird births thousands seafarers

Who conquer the seething lands turning it into

Congenial contingencies of harp and harmony

Gearing life into the expansive rugged lands, reclaiming

The solitude of enormous depth

Lapping like waves into the inner being of one

From that macro into I, the micro

I exist through the window of that time

When the *aham joins the *brahmam.




*red-breasted Trogon - a bird
*gulmohar - flowering tree 
*raat ki rani - literal meaning queen of the night. Night blooming jasmine or it could also mean the Queen of the Night (nishagandhi) that blooms only at night.
*aham - "I" in Sanskrit
*brahmam - the Lord/ the omnipotent



Napowrimo prompt:

This one is called “in the window.” Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. It could be your childhood neighbor’s workshop, or a window looking into an alien spaceship. Maybe a window looking into a witch’s gingerbread cottage, or Lord Nelson’s cabin aboard the H.M.S. Victory. What do you see? What’s going on?

I went into a mystic mode which wasn't what I had intended and I did find the words flowing through though.

Do let me know your views on my poem. What do you gather from my art that you see here? Would love to hear from you. You can click on the AtoZChallenge/ Napowrimo tags to look at my earlier posts.


PS : This post is posted as part of BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge.
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April NaPoWriMo2021


ps: do check out my works on Instagram.




Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Day 24 - X (A to Z Challenge) and Day 28 - Where I begin to Stop? (Napowrimo)

Day 24 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 24. All my art works of AtoZ challenge have been done in acrylic inks and coffee wash.


X-AtoZChallenege-HuesnShades
#AtoZchallenge



Day 28 Napowrimo

Where do I begin to stop?


Where do I begin?

With time or being old?

With the love or life that seems so cold.

 

What time does the sun rise and set?

Will it rain today? You bet.

When is the next full moon with its fabulous silhouette?

 

How to solve a rubix cube?

How many teaspoons in this tube?

Tbh, how many people are there in the world?

 

How to tie a noose and make a bomb?

Who invented the internet?

What do people do when they are bored and alarm’d?

 

How to be happy, find meaning in life?

What happens when you die?

And how do you save a life?

 

When did I get married, can’t seem to remember?

What to expect when you are expecting?

What makes the babies crawl and throw a temper?

 

How old is the earth and what was that Big Bang about?

How long does it take to get to Mars?

Where can I find a wormhole?

 

How far along am I in this spiraling life?

Where am I right now?

Is time linear and full of strife?

 

Why are cats afraid of cucumber?

Can dogs eat banana?

What’s your spirit animal and why do cats purr?

 

How do I see a lucid dream?

How much caffeine is there in a coffee?

I am cooking crepes, do you want some Sofi?

 

Which guru do I follow to attain detachment?

How to move on after all the harassment?

When life gives you lemons, what do you make of it?

 

Why am I so tired and what year is it?

Where have you been and where are you now?

Where do I stop?


Napowrimo prompt:

Write a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”) and the conversational (“Are those peanuts? Can I have some?”). You can choose to answer them – or just let the questions keep building up, creating a poem that asks the reader to come up with their own answer(s).


Do let me know your views on my poem. What do you gather from my art that you see here? Would love to hear from you. You can click on the AtoZChallenge/ Napowrimo tags to look at my earlier posts.


PS : This post is posted as part of BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge.
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April NaPoWriMo2021


ps: do check out my works on Instagram.




Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Day 23 - W (A to Z Challenge) and Day 27 - She Moved, Slightly-- (Napowrimo)

Day 23 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 23. All my art works of AtoZ challenge have been done in acrylic inks and coffee wash.
The intention is to reach out to young girls in specific and everyone in general who need to hear some positive and empowering affirmations each day. Just a humble alliterative effort. I wish we could all inspire each other everyday, place a helping hand, a shoulder to rest for a while, embrace to overcome the each other's pain, ease with laughter and a extend a bit of company to one another. In short, empower one another.

W-AtoZChallenege-HuesnShades
#AtoZchallenge



Day 27 Napowrimo

Looking into the mirror

She erased the filigree memory, wiping it off

Like wiping the vapourised glass

She stood transfixed, staring

At her own reflection

For long, waiting for it to move—

God damn it! Move!

She looked straight into the eyes—

That bloodshot eyes

It stared right back

Making her feel uncomfortable

The lips quivered slightly—

Yeah! Slightly

The throat gulped a lump

Revealing the bluish-red imprint of a partial hand

Was it today morning

Or two days back?

She couldn’t remember—

The mirror moved, slightly—

Slightly to the wind

And the hinges groaned, slightly—

Her lips dry, now cracked with the blood trickle

As a thin membrane, slightly—

Slightly, she wiped the red pattern

With a wet tissue

Her eyes blinked and then looked

At her, straight into her soul

She moved, slightly—



Napowrimo prompt:

In today’s (optional) prompt, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The entries are very vivid – maybe too vivid! But perhaps one of the sorrows will strike a chord with you, or even get you thinking about defining an in-between, minor, haunting feeling that you have, and that does not yet have a name.

I chose Opia from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. 

opia
n. the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable—their pupils glittering, bottomless and opaque—as if you were peering through a hole in the door of a house, able to tell that there’s someone standing there, but unable to tell if you’re looking in or looking out.


Do let me know your views on my poem. What do you gather from my art that you see here? Would love to hear from you.

You can click on the AtoZChallenge/ Napowrimo tags to look at my earlier posts.


PS : This post is posted as part of BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge.
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April NaPoWriMo2021


ps: do check out my works on Instagram.