Friday, April 23, 2021

Day 20 - T (A to Z Challenge) and Day 23 - I am Still Invisible (Napowrimo)

Day 20 AtoZ Challenge

Art and affirmative alliteration for Day 20. 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.


Day 23 Napowrimo

The Dance of the Eunuchs to the drum beat

Of the City                        sweating and pelting—

Carouseling the streets of the elaborate maze

Dazzled               by the prick of heat—

Blinded by the suborn summer—

Neglected           obliterated to the newness of each second. of the poem has been removed to facilitate for future submission. Thank you for visiting.

Napowrimo prompt:

One thing that makes me want to write poetry is reading poetry. Sometimes, reading another poet’s work gives me an idea or image. And sometimes I read a poem that I want to formally respond to – whether because I agree with it, or disagree with it, or just because it starts a conversation in my head that I want to continue on the page.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that responds, in some way, to another. This could be as simple as using a line or image from another poem as a jumping-off point, or it could be a more formal poetic response to the argument or ideas raised in another poem. You might use a favorite (or least favorite poem) as the source for your response. 

My poem today, is something that I had to pen down after reading "The Dance of the Eunuchs" by Kamala Das. It's from her collection "Summer in Calcutta". This probably was a response to the feelings that seeped in through her words. 

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.


Smitha said...

The last stanza was powerful. I will have to read Kamala Das's poem to say anything more. But independently, the poem was lovely.

DVArtist said...

Powerful piece of art as is your poem. I use to read poetry everyday. I'm not sure why it stopped. Maybe something I should start again. Have a nice weekend.

Christine said...

Interesting piece.

WendyK said...

Fabulous piece.

Linda Kunsman said...

Your poetry is as hauntingly visual as the art. Beautiful talents. happy PPF!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I need to retire and so I have hopefully a little more time to be creative.
Happy PPF
Coffee is on and stay safe

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Fabulous piece!
Happy PPF, hug Elke

Ira Mishra said...

The last two lines of your poem struck a chord... Esp with the current covid scenario that's exactly how most of us feel.The poem does so much justice to your artwork... Portraying the helpless with which we keep gazing at the greys and blacks and the muffled colors of life.