#NaPoWriMo Day 14: Because… (Anaphora)
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
6h ago
I think I might have yet another favourite work of mine from this year’s NaPoWriMo season. I wrote it in under 10 minutes, and I am very proud of it. I think it conveys a lot in very few words, which is what i was going for anyway. Then again, as someone who writes, I am my worst critic. So it’s really hard for me to come up with something that even I genuinely like. Today’s prompt via napowrimo.net required us to write an anaphoric poem. An anaphora is a form of poetry where 10 lines or more start with the same word in the poem. I combined an anaphora with a sonnet in the poem. Of course, it ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 13: A Lazy Summer Day.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
6h ago
Today’s prompt via napowrimo.net was a real thinker! We were asked to pick out ten monosyllabic or disyllabic words– five words associated with our five senses, three concrete nouns, and two verbs. And then, we were asked to pick out words that rhymed with the word bank we made. Of course, since there was so much to think about, it took me a while. But in the spirit of summer, I decided to write a very simple poem that might as well be in a primary school textbook. I don’t really know why, but this poem feels nostalgic. It’s simple, it’s summer-y, and it’s exactly what I wanted it to be. So, I ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 11: Fragments (Monostich).
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
2d ago
Today’s prompt via napowrimo.nethttp://napowrimo.net is a very interesting form of poetry called the ‘monostich’, which is self-explanatory, but for those who didn’t quite get it, it’s a poem consisting of just a single line. While this should be the easiest of prompts, it is rather difficult because poetry is an outlet for emotions, and people often have way too many of them to contain them to just one line! Nevertheless, I knew exactly what I wanted to write for mine. Here’s one for starters – I almost shed tears of relief. I have quite a lot going on, so I was thrilled to find out that I wa ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 10: A Windy Day.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
2d ago
Today’s prompt via napowrimo.net required us to scroll down a fascinating Tumblr page titled ‘Yesterday’s Print’ containing tons of interesting news headings and subheadings. I would highly suggest you go check the page out yourself because there are so many topics that will truly catch your eye. I chose this particular topic because it hits home, and it is also a minor trope in books I’ve read that I dearly love. I have never been the girl from the books who has wind in her hair, but I definitely can relate to the girl from the news heading! Also, I think a lot of others can relate to this fe ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 9: An Ode To Endless Yarn.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
2d ago
I was being too brave thinking that I could keep up with every day of NaPoWriMo this year. Although I have been struggling to do so because of adulting, it’s also a lot of fun, and a much needed break at the end of a working day to sit and think from a more creative perspective than my job requires me to. I am frankly so glad I am getting back to writing more regularly because it has been such a huge part of who I am, for the last few years. So even though I fell off of writing here for a while, it’s nice to see that there’s something to look forward to at the end of the day. Today’s prompt vi ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 8: Burnt.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
4d ago
I have been so busy having fun these last couple of days, I have almost (focus on the ‘almost’) forgotten that this month, I wanted to keep up with my writing. Nevertheless, I have tried to keep up with NaPoWriMo, even if my work has been a little delayed. In the spirit of poetry though, I think it’s important enough that I am even trying given that I have a million other things going on right now. But this month has always been the most fun I have writing, and I am stubborn to keep things that way. For what it’s worth, I think I will keep up more diligently (or try to, more). Today’s prompt v ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 7: Wish You Were Here (A Postcard).
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
1w ago
Today’s poem is an extremely personal one, and hence was also the easiest to write as soon as I saw the prompt and what it demanded. If you’ve been following my work for a while now, you’d also know that I’m a very ‘write-what-you-know’ sort of a person, who occasionally dabbles in fiction. So this is pretty much the kind of writing that comes naturally to me.  Today’s prompt via napowrimo.net is to write a postcard poem titled ‘Wish You Were Here’ (yep, they even gave us the title for the poem today!). It’s simple: pick a place, write a postcard to someone, and that’s pretty much it ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 6: Twisted and Tangled.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
1w ago
Today’s poem is something I had the easiest time writing because of my side-hustle (crocheting). One of the best things about being a writer is how you can associate the smallest things around you to nothing and everything at the same time. Of course, when I started writing this poem, I had to rework it a couple times because I wasn’t sure of the direction I wanted it to take. But when you find that flow of poetry in you, it just makes writing so fun! The prompt for day 6 via napowrimo.net was to write about the weirdest piece of wisdom you’ve received that always stayed with you. To me, that ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 5: Moment Of Homecoming.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
1w ago
I have been super busy travelling with my best friend and having way too much fun, and I almost forgot about having to write a poem for today! But the best part of having best friends do NaPoWriMo with you is that they not only remind you to write your poem for the day on time, but also that you have an actual community that knows how difficult but fun it is to keep up for 30 days straight! The prompt for day 5 via napowrimo.net was to either take three of the unlikeliest things and write about what they would perceive of as a blessing, or write about what their take on a different kind of emo ..read more
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#NaPoWriMo Day 4: Living “Stars” In Caves.
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by Shubhangi Srinivasan
1w ago
I am travelling today, after a whole day at work. So between packing my bags and completing tasks at work, I had virtually no time to come up with a poem. But I think I did a decent job with yet another prose poem! To be honest, I think poetic prose just might be thing like sonnets were Shakespeare’s! (Just kidding! Or am I?) Anyway, today’s prompt via napowrimo.net asks us to deep-dive into a book titled ‘The Strangest Things In The World: A Book About Extraordinary Manifestations Of Nature‘, pick a title or a phrase that catches our fancy, and write a poem about it. The title of my ..read more
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