Thursday, April 22, 2021

Day 19 - S (A to Z Challenge) and Day 22 - The Golden Dunes Sing (Napowrimo)

Day 19 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 19. All my art works of AtoZ challenge have been done in acrylic inks and coffee wash.


Day 21 Napowrimo

the golden dunes sing

of the knowledge bearers

of the ancient times... of the poem has been removed to facilitate for future submission. Thank you for visiting.

Astrolabe - ancient astronomical instrument that was a handheld model of the universe.

Tanoura - a folkloric dance form. Tanoura refers to skirt.

Darvish - devoted followers of Sufism.

Napowrimo prompt:

It comes to us from Poets & Writers’ “The Time is Now” column, which provides weekly poetry prompts, as well as weekly fiction and creative non-fiction prompts.

In a prompt originally posted this past February, Poets & Writers directs us to an essay by Urvi Kumbhat on the use of mangoes in diasporic literature. As she discusses in her essay, mangoes have become a sort of shorthand or symbol that writers use to invoke an entire culture, country, or way of life. This has the beauty of simplicity – but also the problems of simplicity, in that you really can’t sum up a culture in a single image or item, and you risk cliché if you try.

But at the same time, the “staying power” of the mango underscores the strength of metonymy in poetry. Following Poets & Writers’ prompt, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.

Today's poem is my tribute to country I live in - U.A.E, Dubai to be precise.

Do let me know your views on both my art+alliteration and my poem. 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

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Freshdaisiesdotme said...

Your tribute to Dubai was exemplary! Really loved the verses dipped in sufi love and the mysticism of the night.Magnanimous!

Smitha said...

Beautiful Deepa. Brought back memories of Dubai, dunes, belly dancers, the starry skies. Loved it.

Ira Mishra said...

Wow how beautifully you have woven your words around the culture specific things... LOVED it... Gifted you are!