Thursday, April 1, 2021

A Month of Art and Alliterations - A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo

So I am trying A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) yes...trying...since I am not really sure whether I will be able to complete the 26 and 30-days challenge respectively. But I don't want to pass it either. So I shall try my level best to keep it going until the end of this month. This is my first attempt at both the challenges though.

Giving a brief about the two challenges, A to Z challenge happens every April and one has to blog through the alphabets; Monday to Saturday with the Sunday off. NaPoWriMo expects one to write 30 poems through the month with a poem a day. Both have official prompts but are not rigid that it needs to be followed, you are at liberty to chose your own themes. The links to their sites are listed below at the end of the post.

I am trying an empowering alliteration (loosely) of words with a fluid inked images. I would like to think of it like a photo essay but with just one phrase/statement and an image. At the end of it however I will have 30 images and 30 empowering alliterations! In case, I get to access some more time I shall try the prompts of the NaPoWriMo as well, but that's just in case.

A-AtoZ Challenege-2021-HuesnShades

The one below is for NaPoWriMo and that's the sculpture that caught my attention instantly from the MET collection of prompts that the site had mentioned and most importantly that was what spoke to me.

Fragment of a Queen's Face - ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Geography: From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium: Yellow jasper
Dimensions: h. 13 cm (5 1/8 in); w. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in); d. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in)

My attempt on conversing with this fabulous fragment of a sculpture is jotted below:

faceless warriors abound around me

i see them everyday

faceless, i say                 but they do have one

that many can’t see

it’s not their fault

              it’s us of the poem has been removed to facilitate for future submission. Thank you for visiting.

#AtoZChallenge -

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

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Namratha said...

I loved your two concepts for this month. The Atoz idea is so unique.

Your poem was just perfect with the message it delivers about not focusing on what is missing but what we still have. Great start, Deepa.

Karen said...

Great approach with the fluid ink images. I love the alliterations you picked for this post's image. It feels most like alignment to me. Weekends In Maine

Sonia Dogra said...

Deepa you always bring something unique and that's what I love about your blog. Giving us new ideas. The A to Z is like brilliant. I'll be looking forward. I loved your choice of prompt for NaPo I think I'm going to give it a shot today. The same prompt. The poem fits to a T. Also made me think of Ozymandius.

Ira Mishra said...

Wow Deepa... I just fell in love with the lines 'A fragment giving sense of whole' and 'It's not about what is missing but what we still have'...they sum up the pictures so well.

Mridula said...

Good luck with your challenges!

Frewin55 said...

Love it - both the image and the poem. You are right - what sensual lips, what an epitaph...

Linda Kunsman said...

Unique and interesting art and alignment references. Beautiful poem Deepa.

Christine said...

Beautiful art!

Lisa said...

I'm doing both too. I am not doing the daily prompts, and only filling in my A to Z on Sundays using one given that week. This Sunday will be the early bird prompt. That's the plan! We can do it!

Rain said...

I love your art piece. Your poem is very wonderful. Congratulations on taking this challenge's a big one to do both! :)

Anita Sabat said...

Great, Deepa.
Had thought of clubbing both A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo, but unable to do that as my theme has been Odisha and I planned to write posts, rather than poems.
Am sure you'll be able to complete the challenge.
Let's do our very best. "Just keep swimming!"

WendyK said...

Love your art and the poem is fabulous. Have a great Easter.

Kokila Gupta said...

Loved it, Deepa! I wish you success for both the challenges ! ❤️

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the watercolour painting, its striking. What a great piece of poetry as well, thanks for sharing with us all. Happy PPf, Hazel(Didos) x

DVArtist said...

Love how you approached this. Wonderful. Your talent abounds. Have a nice weekend.