Day One: A poem of negation

Day One: NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt is a poem of negation – yes (or maybe, no), I challenge you to write a poem that involves describing something in terms of what it is not, or not like. For example, if you chose a whale as the topic of your poem, you might have lines like “It does not settle down in trees at night, cooing/Nor will it fit in your hand.” 

The ‘Wasteland’

No river flowed, nor gurgling brook was seen,

No wetness marked land lying serene.

Beguiling loveliness –

A haunting loneliness –

No life stirred o’er this arid terrain.

© Lakshmi S. Menon

(Wrote the poem as a limerick)



  1. Mathangi

    Simple and simply beautiful 🙂

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