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#BlogchatterA2Z challenge and NaPoWriMo-2022

Day5-NaPoWriMo-Daya
Day5-NaPoWriMo-Daya

“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.”

– Robert Frost

So this is what happened yesterday. As I sat down to pen poetry for this Intuitive Poetry Series, it just felt off. I had the name show up as Daya but the character or the verses, in particular, didn’t show up. And I had to remind myself and accept that Poetry happens only when it chooses to. I surrendered and gave it the time it needed.

Interestingly, today morning again when I sat down to write, I had the name, character, theme and verses come up for the letter E in the name of Elakiya but Daya was still far away. So I drafted the post for Elakiya first, waited for Daya to show up and here you are.

Introducing DAYA:

 Day5-NaPoWriMo-Daya-An excerpt
Day5-NaPoWriMo-Daya-An excerpt

DAYA

Butterflies will battle for peace
not doves
doves have become yesteryear’s 
harbingers of peace-
 their whites disappearing
    in the clouds of gloomy grey

We should raise butterflies,
In all breeds and hues-
reds, yellows, purples and blues
to bring back blossoms 
across  boundaries, alike

They who call for war 
know not the touch of tenderness
   they need to feel the softness 
       softer than dove
in myriad colours of love
that only butterflies can bring

Butterflies will battle for peace
 flapping their wings
   charming & hypnotising 
a flight of them
making the men forget the fight

Let’s believe & bet 
on the better part 
 of the butterfly effect
that a flap of a distant butterfly 
 certainly can stop a tornado 
as much it can start one…

We should raise butterflies 
for butterflies will battle for peace



For the rest of the heteronym characters from the Intuitive Poetry Series, check here:

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