National Poetry Month Writing Challenge: Week 1

Hi y’all. On the occasion of national poetry month, I have taken up the task of writing a poem a day, for the entire month, under a custom and eclectic 30 day challenge. Feel free to pick topics from my writing list below, and challenge yourselves to write some wonderful poetry. I would love to read your poems, so go ahead and drop in links to your poetry in the comments.

My thirty day poetry writing list. So far, it has challenged me out of my comfort zone at every step.

Meanwhile, here is my poetry from week one. Feel free to tell me which one is your favourite, or even rank them if you will. Till then, au revior.

Day 1: Every line starting with the letter ‘S’
Day 2: Gray
Day 3: Poem incorporating first ten words from page 8 of any book. I chose ‘The Honest Truth’
Day 5: Writing a haiku
Day 6: Where is home to you?
Day 7: Poem incorporating 4 random verbs, nouns and adjectives. I used a random word generator.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Athira says:

    Wowww…It’s really an appreciable one..👍🏻✍🏻👌🏻👏🏻

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much A. I am so glad to know that you liked it. Have a wonderful day. Thank you so much for the appreciation and kindness.

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      1. Athira says:

        Most welcome,
        Thank you very much and have a wonderful day

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise.

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  2. anitaannabel says:

    I love all your poems but I love the fourth one best….I am definitely taking part in your 30 days poetry challenge. Be sure to read

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much A! It means so much. I cannot wait to read your poetry. I will be waiting for that linkn

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      1. anitaannabel says:

        You are welcome❤

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  3. Waouh… this is a very creative challenge !

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you. Thank you so very much dear friend.

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  4. juliadeniro says:

    I loved all your poems. My favorite one was the one that started “A Thousand Moons Appear”

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Julia. It means so much to me. I am so glad you like the poem. It was honestly, one of the quickest poem I ever wrote.

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  5. It’s a very good idea !!! I love your poems, 5 and 6 are my prefer!
    Thanks for your list … I try to take part too this challenge but … in french !
    I can’t write poetry in english, sorry …
    Good evening (it’s near night in France)
    Bye

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Merci beaucoup mon ami.
      Ta réponse me fait sourire. Je suis si heureux de savoir que vous aimez le poème. Pas besoin d’être désolé.
      En fait, j’aimerais lire vos poèmes en français. Passez une journée fantastique. à votre sante.

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  6. Shanyu, I couldn’t decide on a favorite, so I chose three: “Where is Home to You?,” “Gray,” and Haiku. ❤ Hope all is well with you!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so very much Cheryl. It means so much to me. I am so glad you like the poems. You have chosen some of my absolute favourites.
      I am doing well, and I hope you are too. Have a fantastic day.

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  7. Diana says:

    Awesome one!! 🤗🙏❤️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Diana. Means so much to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

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  8. ayoalabi says:

    Your poems are amazing. The last 3 are my favorites. I would love to take part in you challenge, unfortunately I started with day 1 when I realized I was supposed to work on day 7😢.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so so much my friend. I am so glad to receive this comment. I am beaming.
      You don’t have to worry about the sequence at all. Just pick out the topics that are most intriguing or most challenging and make a custom schedule for yourself for the last three weeks. It is just meant to push us poets out if our comfort zones.
      All the best. I cannot wait to see what you write.

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      1. ayoalabi says:

        The problem is that I feel really shy showing people my poems.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Then why don’t you keep the poems to yourself? Infact, there is some poetry that is meant only for ourselves to read. If you do want somebody to read your poetry, please know, I will be here with the best regards.

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      3. ayoalabi says:

        OK, thank you. That’s very encouraging

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  9. Esha Bihani says:

    Very inspiring to see you push your boundaries and to see you challenge yourself!
    It’s definitely a very creative way to pull yourself out of your comfort zone…
    Can’t wait to read what else you produce.
    Keep inspiring ♥️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I am so grateful for the wonderful reply. It is absolutely an interesting activity to do.
      Thank you so very much.

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  10. Excellent, lovely one and all!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you, thank you so very much dear friend. It means so much. I am more than grateful for your kind visit. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you! You too, have a wonderful day.

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  11. Insider says:

    What a fantastic idea! Your poetry each one was felt in ways i can not describe (:

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I. So glad you like the idea. Your comment really made me smile. I cannot be more grateful. Thanks you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Insider says:

        The pleasure is mine, and I am really glad it made you smile (: Have a nice day!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  12. This is wonderful Shanyu. You are a great poet. I enjoyed every word. I mean it.
    I am so sorry that I did not reply to a comment you left on one of my posts. I cannot write a reply. WP will not let me. I have no idea why. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words.
    Sending you plenty of love.
    xoxo

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much, Gabriela. thank you so very much.
      Strange, isn’t it? However please know that I truly understand. Keep writing the wonderful poetry. Have a nice day. Cheers.

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  13. Wow, I don’t think I can pick a favorite! I enjoy the playful calm of the first one, the imagery of the second and fourth, and the musing dance of the final one.

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  14. Tanisha says:

    Woww… awesome…. amazing…your write ups are very touching. 😘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. It means so much to have you here. I am so glad you like the poetry. Have a fantastic day dear friend.

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      1. Tanisha says:

        🤗。◕‿◕。

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  15. Chris Hall says:

    You certainly rose to the challenge. Awesome work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Well thank you so much Chris. Means so much coming from you. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

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