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NaPoWriMo 2020: Day 12 – I moved on

For today’s prompt (optional, as always), the challenge is to write a triolet. These eight-line poems involve repeating lines and a tight rhyme scheme. The repetitions and rhymes can lend […]

NaPoWriMo2020- Day 10 – Let me go

Today’s prompt (optional, as always) is another one from the archives, first suggested to us by long-time Na/GloPoWriMo participant Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by […]

In an unknown land

    In an unknown land I ,a stranger Walked in Eager   In an unknown land I, a stranger Believed Cherished   In an unknown land I, a stranger […]

What do we really want for our children?

It’s that time of the year in India, when you find students pouring over their books, papers, laptops. I see them with their noses dipped at the building gates awaiting […]

The Numerologist

              ‘Number 9?!’ she said, a frown on her face Twirling the edge of her frayed lace She clicked her tongue and pinched her […]


Don’t tell me you’ve never fallen Or ever felt broken? Haven’t we all, at some time? Some a wee bit; others’ a wee bit more. The cracks – they’re there […]

Ravan and I in 2019

I wrote this poem in memory of the Aarey Forest tree-felling in Mumbai. The story is that the Mumbai Metro needed to cut 2185 trees to make a car shed. […]

I had a dream

Have you ever seen a dream that felt so real, that when you woke up, you could still see it and remember each bit? I had the strangest dream last […]

My Garden

I had to write a metaphorical poem, based on a prompt I received. This is my take on it.   I sat in my garden Resting my back Against the […]

Before it pours

There are signs – A slowing down, a hushed silence A quietude A darkening A cutting of the light A pall of gloom As condensed grays sweep across blue skies […]

The Alchemist’s advice

“People are more than what you see. Do you know that?” he asked   I do, I replied They are not the face one beholds Or the trinkets or the […]

I told myself today

Lying on the bed this morning, I saw the cerulean grey sky : a checkered pattern of clouds, streaks and waves I saw the blue dome of the building across: […]

I can never find one like you

I woke up this morning wanting to talk, to someone who doesn’t judge, to someone who knows all sides of me. While my husband fits the bill, he’s my husband. […]

I am Stone

Wrote a poem on the prompt – Stone I care not for the tears that seep through your eyes Or the emptiness of your days that scream of pain I […]

A Kind Soul

When I read this prompt, I closed my eyes to think of what kindness meant to me. I thought of all the people I had met and I had taken […]

The call of the koel (cuckoo bird)

Have you heard the koel calling? What does it make you feel? I remember as a child returning to India for the summers. That’s when the koel is heard the […]