National Poetry Month Writing Challenge: The Final Segment

“The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.”

I might have never believed that I would do it when I started writing a poem a day. However, I am here, with my last segment, wrapping up my national poetry month writing challenge.

This week has been a beautiful week, with some very soulful prompts. In fact, I know that this will be my favourite week of the challenge so far. One of the highlights of this week was the villanelle I had to write. Apparently, it was easier to write a villanelle then to write fourteen lines of iambic pentameter. And while I have so much to tell you, I’d rather let my poetry speak this time. Maybe because I want to be cheesy, or just because I think we understand the language of poetry better.

While you read poetry from this week, and I hope from the first three too, I just want you to know that I really appreciate the kindness all of you have shown me throughout the challenge and before. Please let me know how this challenge or any of its poems have helped you, inspired you, or even disgusted you. I would love to know what you think of it. Meanwhile, I would also love to hear from you on the poetry of this week. Till then folks, auf wiedersehen.

Day 22: Love as a three course meal. Now this is my favourite piece of the week.
Day 23: Blood. Another of my favourites.
Day 24: Fire
Day 25: Loneliness
Day 26: Unrequited love
Day 27, 28 : Now I might have been a little lazy here. I merged prompts from day 27, 28 to write a villanelle inspired by the night sky. A note for all of those who haven’t tried a villanelle: take out your pens and start writing. It’s tough, but if done right, you’ll be happier than ever.
Day 29: Being underwater.
Day 30: How it feels like to be a poet. Shh, don’t you tell anybody I changed the prompt.

With that comes the end of the poetry challenge. I am more than happy to have done it right, and I know I’ll sleep well tonight.

Meanwhile, I would love to bring to your notice a french poet, Atelier Du Phoenix, who has written really wonderful poetry inspired by my challenge. Souls like hers, make mine smile wide. Check her out here.

63 Comments Add yours

  1. telugubloggersreenadh says:

    Nice poetry

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. Nice to have you here.

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  2. Wow, nicely written😊

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much V! I am so glad you like it. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. Thank you wishing you the same😊 nice meeting to you Shanyu😊

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise friend. Hope to see more of you here.

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  3. Radhika Lahoti says:

    Heyya..!!
    Fantastic poems Shanyu..!!
    Loved all of them❤️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I’m so very glad to know that you liked them. Thank you. Have a fantastic day

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  4. love this Shanyu!!!💖💖👏👏👏👏👏

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you, so much C! I am so grateful.

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      1. Pleasure!!! 💖

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  5. It’s so beautifull. I recognise me in the last poem… I think I love them all this time ! Congratulations for your challenge … you have succeeded brillantly !
    I’m touch by your words about my poems… thank you very much.
    Have a beautifull week-end

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so so much friend. You really make me smile. I am so so grateful for these wonderful words. I cannot put in words how much this means to me.
      You are a wonderful poet yourself. Cannot wait to read more from you. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

  6. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:

    Wonderful poetry shared.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so much John. I am so glad you like the poetry. I am blessed to have wonderful readers such as yourself.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. johncoyote says:

        You are welcome Shanyu. I enjoyed your work.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        I cannot thank you enough to be honest. Just really really blessed.

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  7. johncoyote says:

    The poetry was amazing. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate. I am rather grateful to have such wonderful guys here. Thank you greatly.

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      1. johncoyote says:

        You are welcome Shanyu and hello from Michigan.

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  8. Rabia Akram says:

    Poetry writing you. You are an artist! Wonderful!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. That really means so much. Thank you so very much friend. Very touched.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Rabia Akram says:

        My pleasure!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Means a lot.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. It’s my pleasure

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  9. Omatra7 says:

    I love this ❤️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so glad you do.

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  10. juliadeniro says:

    The menu was my favorite. I had no idea you could write a poem as a menu! Also liked the villanelle. I’ll have to try writing one at some point.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Julia. It means so much. I did write a basic poem for the prompt, but thought that this would be something more creative. Thank you so much for all the kindness. All the best with that villanelle.

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  11. Samrta Marks says:

    Such divine words weaved so beautifully and intricately. The rich imagery complimenting each syllable with care!! ⭐✨⭐✨⭐✨

    Keep writing and spreading the love and positively with your powerful words. 👏👏

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so very much. I am really grateful for the visit and the kindness. I am more than glad to have you here. Have a fantastic day. Thank you so much.

      Like

  12. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I love everything you shared here, especially the Menu poem. Keep shining your light.
    Ali

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow! Thank you so very much Ali! It means so much to have you here. It’s been a while since we have interacted on WordPress. I am so glad you like the poetry. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Really means a lot

      Like

  13. vintageblack says:

    Greatly successful poetic challenge. Out of this lot, I like the inky veins and underwater micropoems the most.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much A! Your words truly mean a lot. I am so glad you like the ‘inky veins’:-)
      Have a fantastic evening.

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      1. vintageblack says:

        you are very welcome Shanyu 🙂 i liked them all but those ones were really remarkable

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thanks once again!

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  14. WOW. What a wonderful post Shanyu. You are so creative and so talented. Bravo.
    Sending you lots of love.
    G.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow wow! Thank you so much Gabriela. It is truly exciting to know that you like it. Thank you, thank you so much.

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      1. I loved the post. So many wonderful thing. A beautiful end for April 🥰❤️🌹

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you once again. How’s May coming along?

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      3. It’s ok my dear friend. What about you?

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  15. Polski Ryś says:

    So wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I appreciate the kindness. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

  16. Reblogged this on Time Traveler on the road of Life and commented:
    Just had to reblog so more people could enjoy your posts. I love the Menu, brilliant idea!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Means a lot. I am so glad you like all of the poetry. I am enthralled by this gesture. Thank you so much.

      Like

  17. I love the menu poem! That’s such a great way of framing the concept from the prompt. The Day 26 poem makes me think of eclipses, those rare moments where the sun and the moon get to brush past each other. And yet onward they must travel again.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Yay!
      Thank you so very much Ceridwen. I am so glad you like the poetry. It was a very difficult prompt to write a poem upon, so I thought of having fun with it.
      Thats a very nice way of thinking of the day 26 poetry. Apparently they have to move apart.

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  18. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Very impressive, Shanyu–a poem for every day of Poetry Month! My favorite from this collection is Day 23 about blood–an insightful observation! But then there IS that menu–very clever and fun. OH, and I can’t forget to mention that crossword-style poem. Another creative delight for the reader. You’re obviously a talented poet!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so much Nancy. It means so much to have you here. It is truly a wonderful wonderful thing to have you here. I am humbled by the comment. I am so glad you like the poetry. You really brighten my day. Thanks so much. Have a fantastic day.

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  19. HensBlooms says:

    Your poems are so creatively written and extremely well penned. It’s great to read and one cannot help but to be captured by it. Absolutely wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. That is so nice of you to say. Thank you so very much friend. I am so grateful for this. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Hi and thanks for sharing! Wonderful-Wonderful and WOW! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    1. Shanyu says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Polski Ryś says:

    Wow! Wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Polski! Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Polski Ryś says:

        You’re so welcome? It’s my pleasure. Thank you so much and have a fantastic day, too!

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