#BlogchatterA2Z challenge and NaPoWriMo-2022
Dear readers, thank you for all the love you shower through your reading, commenting & sharing. I must tell you that it is very much encouraging and I appreciate that you take the time to read the posts. I value your time and effort. Also, for those who connect through personal messages and email saying the poetry spoke to you and let me into your life by sharing your story, please know that I deeply value the trust you have in me and I’m grateful for that. Thank you so much:)
In fact, when I started with this series I was not sure of anything, the theme, the topic or the format. But as it unfolded one verse at a time, I knew this was meant to happen for a reason and I realised it when some of the poetries struck a chord with a few and gave them an opportunity to open up, finding my inbox to be a safe space to do so. It couldn’t have been a more rewarding experience than this to see a purpose manifest through poetry. I feel humbled.
On that note, let me introduce the next heteronym character, Joana, from my series of Intuitive Poetry Series written as part of the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and NaPoWriMo. Well, this poem was penned years back for a prompt that said to include the following verses:
Some day I’ll carry all my memories to sea, And hang them up against the wind to dry
To be honest, I remembered penning this poem but I lost the file. I didn’t have a copy of it. I had totally forgotten about it until a week back when one of my favourite people said she wanted to read this. I was flattered to know that she remembered a few lines too. As I mentioned that I didn’t have a copy of it, she instantly took the effort to sieve through her files and shared the version of the poem that I penned first. And trust me, that was the highlight of the week. So, with just a bit of editing here and there, this poem becomes intuitive poetry with a bit of jugaad! Hope you don’t mind!
As your eyes gleam & fluffy hair ruffles sporting a killer look in that flaming red tee with a neckline-V that you have donned on a blue denim-faded there, standing there right at my doorstep with your adam’s apple giving away your secret desire whilst your smiling lips pouting next sends kisses in the air my body feels like becoming b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g a vast sky shining with smile- lightning, heart- thundering, with the cloudy mind holding the weight of love gallons ready for a downpour wishing with all my might to extend my arms pull you close to me to rest on your chest- muscles chiselled- aptly being a cozy bed customized just for me, to get ourselves drenched in the rain of love alas, A-l-a-s this doorstep stands to be our dangling destiny neither are you mine nor I’m yours… we are a cosmos apart do you hear? we are a cosmos apart my dear you know I am just the sunflower- a distant bloom - dancing in the warmth of your sunshine and whilst distances disappear warmth would turn wrath you, my dear sunshine never can I wish to have you, never close to me for your flaming red could turn me, ashes grey I can just be a distant sunflower that’s the destined norm I thus wish and just wish with all my might: some day I’ll carry all my memories to sea, and hang them up against the wind to dry
Even when the saying goes, ‘Everything is fair in love & war’, do you think it is always so? Let me know in the comments!
Meanwhile, you can find other characters from the Intuitive Poetry Series, here:
I’m participating in #BlogchatterA2Z and NaPoWriMo.