National Poetry Month Writing Challenge: Week 2

It’s been another week down in my poetry writing challenge. This week has been even more challenging and demanding for me, through its challenges. For a particular prompt I even had to write a limerick, which is way away from my writing style. However, words I never knew were in me, have found their way out and I already have my favourites from this week.

Meanwhile, here is my poetry from week 2. Take your time to read it and tell me which one is your favourite. Even rank them if you will. Feel free to write poetry on any of the topics from the prompts, and don’t forget to create a ping back back to me!

You can get my 30 day prompts from my previous post.

Day 8: Writing a collaborative poem. It was difficult to find someone, but I’m glad one of my friends helped me out.
Day 9: Using a line of a song as an epigraph. I used a line from the song ‘Somebody else’ from Flora Cash. They are wonderful upcoming artists.
Day 10: writing a poem inspired by and while listening to a song. Now let’s be honest, it was impossible to write a poem with the lyrics of the song going on in my head. However, after listening to an endless playlist, I wrote the poem loosely inspired by a song called ‘No Sleep’ by Kygo. The poem itself is a symbol for the life span of a person, something I have really wanted to write for long now.
Day 11: Writing a seven line poem that starts with the line “It’s true that fresh air is good for the body” (As in Frank O’ Hara’s ‘Ave Maria’).
Day 12: Writing a poem in 21 questions. I never knew poetry becomes so much more intriguing through questions.
Day 13: Writing a poem incorporating the words- pistachio, pebble, ink, weather, vanish. Now this one gave me trouble.
Day 14: Blue. This one is my personal favourite from the entire week.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. My dearest Shanyu, I am so sorry I am late here.
    WOW. Superb pieces filled with magic. Were we just talking about magic?

    You are beyond talented. Sending plenty of love to you.
    xoxo

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    1. Shanyu says:

      It means more than anything I could ask for. Thank you greatly dear friend. I am so so grateful. Yes, we were talking about magic after all!
      Have a great one.

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      1. You are a sweetheart. You too.
        xoxo

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  2. That’s a great way to do the collaborative poem! Wonderful work again.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Ceridwen. Thank you so much for noticing. I was beginning to wonder nobody noticed. You really made my day.

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  3. Really awesome! Especially those last two!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you greatly. I am so glad you like the poetry. Really appreciate your kindness.

      Like

      1. You’re welcome! It was nice reading!

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      2. Shanyu says:

        You are so kind.

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  4. Dishita says:

    These are beautiful! Especially the life&death song! ❤️❤️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. It means so much to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

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  5. These are so beautiful and unique. I especially liked day 9, the whole background and the font and the words woven together just work so well. You’re talented, Shanyu!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh thank you so very very much mate! I am so grateful for this wonderful comment. You have really made my day. Glad you think so. Really makes me smile.
      So sorry to only reply now.

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      1. You’re welcome, Shanyu! I’m happy I made your day :)), I get that feeling. And it’s totally fine my dude, we all got our commitments.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Well, somebody’s nice. Thank you so much for everything. Really appreciate it all. Have a nice day

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      3. You have a great day too :))

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  6. Lahoucine Elassry says:

    Beautiful post

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you. Thank you so very much.

      Like

  7. Msdedeng says:

    I love the “i reside on this earth” poem. It sounds ancient, even mythical but at the same time realistic. Well done!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so much. You completely made my day. It is so nice to have you here. Thank you.

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      1. Msdedeng says:

        Haha, thank you.

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  8. beautiful post and great challenge idea!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. Your words mean a lot. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

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