NaPoWriMo Day 30 – Cruising with Words



Hail, ye, the fulfillment of this dare filled my very soul
Euphoric passion and lavished praise for the 30 poems
Letting the seed grow in the grounded heart
Liberated the words for jewels to flaunt, and
Orchestrated a chain to entangle my thoughts.
Good Lord, grant me the wisdom to pursue
On this cruise I set out to the ocean of words
One prompt to another was like a mystery solved
Deliberately rhymed and versed to satisfy my whim
By and by, next April spring will come too soon
Yearning that the seed has grown with a solid trunk
Earnestly I wait, and patiently I learn.

With over 1500 participants for NaPoWriMo this year, it was indeed a very good season.

And so now for our final prompt, we are challenged to write a poem of farewell since today befits the final poem. It is not necessarily a goodbye-forever poem, NaPoWriMo will be back again next year. For a little inspiration, here’s selections of goodbye-and-good-luck poems from the Poetry Foundation website.


NaPoWriMo Day 21 – Hello, Goodbye!

Never come
When love stares
The window of soul.

In the wake of moonlight
You enter to my heaven’s refuge
Sing the joyous melody of dancing sunshine
And cloth me with warmth tears of goodbye.

This was not from any of those NaPoWriMo prompt, as I felt like writing about farewells and letting go these past days. Goodbyes can refer to many, and one thing is for certain – that when we do say goodbyes – it is from the open heart, and happy soul.

NaPoWriMo Day 18 – Walk in the Light of Dawn

At the glorious break of new year
I play my song in earnest prayer;
One quiet evening of full moonlight
I walk with million stars as cover.

“Walk with me tonight,” he said
In alluring voice again he plead;
He holds my hand so very calm
Until my lips speaks with not a word.

From the city streets and alleys
We track all the busy highways;
In a long-winding hidden tunnel
Hand-by-hand we follow the pathways.

He tells stories of flowers in the east
And sees beauty in the treasure chest;
His thoughts and words are innocent as white
And as quick as the time that passes by so fast.

The dawn is breaking, soon the sun is rising
His love and mine are consummating;
But it’s hard to bare this light of dawn
When you and I, with this bond is breaking.

Day 18 challenge from NaPoWriMo is to write a ruba’i. A ruba’i is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA. It’s a Persian form — multipe stanzas of a ruba’i form is called a rubaiyat.

This poem is about that moment when you pray for your “love” to appear. And certainly he did! But that’s what you thought it was. Then you realized that it can only last until the next morning.

NaPoWriMo Day 16 – Days of Gigs

Dub Fest 2014

Dub Fest 2014 – Dubai, UAE

I live today with touch of genuine smile;
And make a wish to last until midnight,
To share the joys, guffaws, chuckles one time.

No more sorrow to care and bear in sight
With merriment and cheers I bring to all,
Dancing, singing, goofing, circus delight.

Promise before sunrise to laugh — farewell.

NaPoWriMo prompt to mark the Halfway of our challenge is to write a poem in terza merza. This form was invented by Dante, and used in The Divine Comedy. It consists of three-line stanzas, with a “chained” rhyme scheme. The first stanza is ABA, the second is BCB, the third is CDC, and so on. No particular meter is necessary, but English poets have tended to default to iambic pentameter (iambic pentameter is like the Microsoft Windows of English poetry).