Saturday, 2 April 2022

B is for Breath #bloggingfromatoz #NaPoWriMo 2022 #AtoZChallenge

Dear Readers,

It's day 2 of the two April challenges I've jumped into.

Two things to share with you toady:

1) You may want to click on: The prompt to find out the task (optional, of course) set by  #NaPoWriMo. The challenge is to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure and interesting English words. 

I've picked “greenout,” which means “the relief a person who has worked or lived in a snowy area for a long time feels on seeing something fresh and green for the first time” to write my poem.

2) Also, as the poems I'll be sharing this month are first drafts, I'll be removing them from my site after a couple of days.

Thank you for being here. 

Arti 

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Notice: Day 2 poem has now been removed.

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I'm participating in the #AtoZ April Challenge as a blogger and in #NaPoWriMo 2022 as a poet.


Wish you a happy and healthy Saturday.

28 comments:

  1. I loved it so much that I almost sweared! I loved the word you chose. I came here for inspiration and I am definitely inspired. I am going to go word hunting and see if I find something to write about. Loved the idea and the flow of the poem.

    I might merge the NaPo and AtoZ like you are doing soon. :)

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    1. Thank you So much Namratha. Will be reading your poem today:)

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  2. Hari OM
    ...ah, leading to spring fever no doubt! Grand use of the prompt my dear!!! Keep 'em coming. YAM xx
    B=Branches and Berries

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  3. Wow Arti lovely symbolic piece. So many relationships get stuck in winter. Oh to breathe the green fresh air.
    Hope you enjoy the A to Z month. Always good to read your work.
    The Basics

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    1. Thank you so much:) So great to see you after a long time. Hope you're well.

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  4. The metaphor of the stalactites and stalagmites is brilliant!

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  5. Loved it! Like Alexandra I love the metaphor of stalactites and stalagmites!

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  6. What a moving poem. Like Seema, I love the metaphors. You are so talented.

    Today, I am talking about balance: https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2022/04/blogging-from-to-z-2022-balance.html

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  7. I love how snow changes sound.
    So many couples changed during lockdown. Some grew stronger, some broke apart.
    Great poem.

    I'm doing the #AtoZChallenge - writing a speculative fiction short story.
    On the main A to Z site today for "B" I shared a list of books. Check it out!
    At Operation Awesome we're doing the A to Z Challenge and running a survey to pick the next Pass or Pages query contest genre.

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    1. Thank you. So glad to see you here.
      I'll be hopping over to your blog now.

      Happy A to Zing.

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  8. I'm celebrating the greenout! I especially like the images of stalagmites and stalatites - that frozenness that needs to crack for the tender hearts within to re-emerge. Thumbs up Arti. P.S. I think it's a brilliant idea to eventually pull your posts. That feels to me to be such a beautiful balance - sharing through a challenge, and then pulling the work back into your private space and heartto unfold further.

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  9. You do a great job of showing the seasons of a relationship. I'm glad for the thaw at the end.

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    1. Thank you Jade. I'm grateful for the thaw.

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  10. I loved the metaphor you have used here, so nicely written!

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  11. Brilliant Arti. Back to back with your feminist poem reading, I'm in awe.Both poems have inspired me. How beautifully you've intertwined relationships with seasons. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Sonia. Your comment fills me with so much love and hope. Thank you.

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  12. This is stunning. Incredibly beautiful.
    Welcome back to the challenge!
    The Multicolored Diary

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  13. I'm holding my breath. What happened to the poem?

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out Battle of the Bands

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    1. I'm so sorry Arlee. I took the poem off this page as I had put up a 'first draft'. I hope to work on it to make it worthy of magazine submissions--hence:)


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