Tuesday, April 6, 2021

E & All is Well - Day 5 AtoZ Challenge & Day 6 Napowrimo

 Day 5 #AtoZchallenge


Day 6 #Napowrimo

when you and i meander in our journey

i wish we’d be together


yes, we are there side by side

but i can see that you are not present


shoulder to shoulder we lie

i check the moon and you the phone


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

Napowrimo Prompt:

Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you. Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line. Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.

This prompt, which comes from Holly Lyn Walrath, is pretty simple as she explains it here.

I just finished reading (yesterday evening) "Strangers" by Nazik Al-Malaika, an Iraqi poet and the the line “Our silence is the echo of a frightening warning” caught my attention. Since this was fresh in my mind, I took that as my prompt and starting point. The Arabic is not from the poem though, I first wrote "all is well" and then thought to add the translation.

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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Tigger said...

I like the sense of loss that is contrasted with connection in this work. It's almost there, but you can't quite touch it.

Soji George said...

You express worst feelings in a subtle and beautiful way.

smitha said...

It's lovely how you've brought out how easy it is for two people to be so far away while being so physically close to each other. Thanks for sharing this book. It's piqued my interest. The addition of the line in Arabic adds a special touch.

Sonia Dogra said...

The irony of modern life. So well brought out. Loved this...
the concrete around consumes my dreams

between the metal and glass, dreams vanish

magiceye said...

Visually evocative!

Jayashree (pagesfromjayashree) said...

Nicely woven .... silence can mean unison or total out of sync...


Ira Mishra said...

Wow Deepa... I was really floored reading this.. Such an evocative piece... Each line is so beautiful I couldn't but help read them multiple times
"i feel a forest grow thick around, time ticks
and drifts, we burrow inside"

Simply wow.... And how relatable each of your lines are.

Deepa Gopal said...

Thank you Tigger for your visit and kind words. I like how you have expressed it. That itself is poetic. 😊

Deepa Gopal said...

That’s a lovely compliment Soji. Wish I can do that all the time.

Deepa Gopal said...

Thank you for the keen read Smitha. Yes, you should read the poem, it’s beautiful. It’s a translation of course. But the Arabic is not from the book though as I mentioned. I thought since the author is originally Arabic, I shall add that touch. Moreover I reside in Dubai and am fond of Arabic and wish to learn it. 😊

Deepa Gopal said...

Thank you so much, Sonia. Yes, the irony of modern life.

Deepa Gopal said...

Thank you, Deepakji πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ½

Deepa Gopal said...

Thank you. So true, Jayashree !

Deepa Gopal said...

Thanks a lot, Ira! Glad that you found it so! It’s always great when all of you find it relatable. 😊

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